According to Modern Dog, yogurt is a healthy way for dogs to obtain calcium and protein. Yogurt containing live bacteria promotes healthy digestion. Yogurt made without sugar or artificial ingredients is best for dogs.
Modern Dog suggests feeding overweight dogs fat-free yogurt as long as it isn't made with an artificial fat, such as Simplesse or Olestra.
Cesar's Way indicates that cheese is another nutritious dairy snack for many canines; however, some have difficulty digesting it, so an owner needs to observe his dog's reaction to this food. Since cheese is high in fat, low- or reduced-fat cheeses are good options as is cottage cheese.