Can dogs eat ice cream? No, Ice creams should not be given to dogs. While we humans savor ice creams in our daily life, our dogs also love eating them. While for us ice creams are a great way to enjoy and satisfy our taste buds but for dogs, they are potential health hazard.
Why is Ice Cream Bad for Dogs?
High Sugar Content:
High sugar content in ice creams will lead to weight gain in dogs. Overweight dogs have to face multiple medical conditions due to their excessive weight.
Dogs Don’t Digest Milk Well:
Dogs don’t digest milk well after they are weaned off their mother’s milk so ice cream that has milk content will lead to GI issues like bloating, diarrhea, vomiting etc.
Artificial Flavors are Toxic for Dogs:
Artificial flavors used in ice creams can be toxic for your dog, like in chocolate ice creams. Chocolate has a toxic substance “theobromine” which can be life threatening to dogs.
Artificial Sweeteners in Sugar Free Ice Creams are Toxic for Dogs:
Artificial sweetener called xylitol is poisonous to dogs. Due to high toxicity of xylitol, sugar free ice creams are extremely dangerous for your dogs.
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