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Ice Cream and your Pup

Published on June 21, 2016 in Dog Health

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We wanted to send out a quick reminder about not giving dogs ice cream. Most dogs are lactose intolerant and cannot digest dairy. Consuming ice cream can result in diarrhea, bloating, discomfort and other gastric upset. Even if your dog does not show any symptoms, the sugar content in ice cream is extremely high, and it may contain xylitol, which is very toxic for dogs. For an alternative, you can give you pup frozen veggies or make your own “pupsicles” that are dog-safe.