Yes, dogs can eat curd, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they should. While yogurt is not toxic to dogs, because it contains lactose, many canines will have trouble digesting it.
Curd Good For Dogs?
CURD is high in calcium and protein. It also can act as a probiotic, which can be good for the digestive system. If you are going to feed your dog CURD, it should be plain and free of any added sweeteners, both natural and artificial. Added sugars are not healthy for dogs or humans, and some artificial sweeteners, like xylitol, are toxic for dogs.
Additionally, you should also look for CURD that has lots of live cultures, such as plain, Greek-style CURD.
This CURD is better because it has lower levels of lactose than regular curd.
Hazards of Feeding Dogs Curd
Again, although CURD is not toxic, your dog might have trouble digesting it. Dogs’ bodies are not designed to digest lactose after puppy-hood, and, therefore, a food high in lactose can cause gas, diarrhea, and vomiting. If your dog displays any of these reactions, be sure to check in with your veterinarian.As with any dairy product, dog owners also have to be concerned with the fat content. Any time you give a dog too much fat in his diet, he can suffer from stomach upset, or even pancreatitis, a serious and potentially fatal illness.
Always make sure the CURD contains no xylitol, an artificial sweetener, which is toxic to dogs.
As with all treats, feed your dog a small amount and see how he reacts. If he doesn’t have any of the above symptoms, it’s fine to feed him this treat once in a while.
Can CURD Benefit Dogs?
Do the probiotics in CURD benefit a dog’s digestive system the way they benefit a human’s digestive system? While it is possible for a dog to get this benefit from CURD, there are better sources of probiotics.