can dogs have ice cream

Can Dogs Have Ice Cream?

When the summer is very hot, you take an ice cream and sit in front of the TV to enjoy, your dog is also sitting next to you. Would you give your dog the ice cream in your hand? Is ice cream safe for dogs?
The answer depends on the the ingredients of the ice cream you’re eating.

Why Dogs Can’t Eat Ice Cream?

1. Dog is lactose intolerant.

Ice cream’s made from milk and cream, which means it contains lactose. However, dogs’ bodies cannot digest milk as puppies after they are weaned. After a dog is weaned, the lactase content in the body will decrease, which leads to insufficient lactase in their body to break down lactose into smaller, easily digestible parts.

2.Ice cream contains ingredients that are dangerous for dogs.

Especially chocolate ice cream or products with chocolate, which contains theobromine and caffeine, may actually be dangerous for dogs. Because their bodies cannot efficiently process components of the chocolate. It could lead to
Diarrhea, muscle tremors, hyperactivity or even death.

You also want to watch for ice cream that contain certain nuts (like macadamia) or raisins. They are also dangerous for dogs.

3.Ice cream is that it is loaded with sugar.

A large amount of sugar intake can lead to weight gain and obesity. It can also lead to health problems like: dental disease, metabolic disease and diabetes.

DIY Cool Treats Recipes For Your Dog

If you want to choose some cool treats for your dog, except for ice cream, here are some healthy choice you can try:

1.Nice cream

This is a good treat for you dog. First, you need to blend the bananas until creamy. And then freeze them. Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and fiber. However, bananas contain sugar, you need to feed your dog bananas in small amount.

2.Frozen Fruit or veggies

Frozen fruit is one of the easiest and safest treats you can serve your dog.
Some fruits for dogs include: apples, blueberries, strawberries, watermelon or pineapple.
Some frozen veggies will be better for your four-legged friend . They’re also full of nutrients and contain less sugar. Like: broccoli, green Beans, asparagus and carrots.

dog friendly fruits and veggies
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