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Can dogs eat ice cream?

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While some dogs can eat ice cream without experiencing any issues, other dogs are lactose intolerant. These dogs may experience gas, diarrhea or vomiting after consuming ice cream.

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Dairy products are considered safe for dogs, but foods higher in lactose are more likely to cause digestive issues. There are 6 grams of lactose in 1/2 cup of ice cream, compared to 1 gram of lactose in an ounce of Swiss cheese and 11 grams of lactose in a cup of whole milk. Low-lactose frozen treats specially formulated for dogs are an option to consider when feeding ice cream to dogs.

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