Cheese is a popular food among humans, and for good reason: it’s nutrient-rich, low-cost, and often delicious (depending on who you ask). That’s why it’s no surprise that many Doberman owners like to feed their Dobermans cheese. But can you really feed cheese to your Dobermans?
The short answer is yes, you can feed cheese to your Dobermans! But there are lots of questions about exactly how much cheese to give your Doberman, what kind of cheese to give them, whether cheese is good for your Doberman, and more. We’ll answer these questions in this article. Let’s start with the most basic question:
Is cheese safe for Dobermans?
Many vets say “yes” to the question of whether cheese is safe for Dobermans. Cheese is a great source of calcium, protein, and fats for humans, which also makes it great for Dobermans.
The problem is that most cheeses are high in fat, and some can contain ingredients that are harmful to Dobermans, like onion powder. If you want to share some cheese with your Doberman, choose low-fat cheeses and make sure they don’t contain any extra ingredients.
Then, introduce slowly and in small pieces so you can watch out for any abnormal signs (very rare, but some Dobermans can show a food intolerance or allergic reaction). If all goes well, enjoy!
Benefits of feeding cheese in Dobermans
Benefits of feeding cheese in Dobermans:
Protein: Cheese is a great source of protein for Dobermans.
Essential fatty acids: cheese provides essential fatty acids for Dobermans, which can help their skin and coat.
Calcium: Cheese has high levels of calcium, which helps your Doberman have strong bones and teeth.
Vitamins: Cheese is full of vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K2. Vitamins A, B12, and D promote healthy eyes and vision; vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the body; and vitamin K2 helps the body absorb calcium.
Training tools: Because Dobermans love cheese so much (and it’s safe to give them), it makes a great tool for training. You can use small pieces of cheese as rewards when your Doberman learns a new trick or behaves well.
Concealing pills: If you need to give your Doberman a pill—particularly if they don’t like taking pills—you can hide it inside of a small piece of cheese to make it easier on both of you!
Do all Dobermans like cheese?
Unfortunately, not all Dobermans like cheese.
Like us, our Dobermans have food preferences and things they don’t like. And just as we’re sensitive to foods that don’t agree with us (like lactose-intolerant people), some Dobermans are lactose intolerant and can get an upset stomach from eating dairy products.
If you think your Doberman might be lactose intolerant, talk with your vet first before giving them a new treat. It could be more than just cheese your Doberman doesn’t like!
Instead of feeding your Doberman cheese, try other healthy, Doberman-friendly treats like apples or blueberries.
Can my Dobermans have cheese every day?
No, we don’t recommend it because of the high fat content. Cheese is high in calories, and its fat content can cause digestive problems. Vary the treat so your Doberman doesn’t get bored. Also, different treats contain different nutrients which are good for your Doberman.
Can Doberman puppies eat cheese?
Cheese is a great training tool for Doberman puppies, but you should always check with your vet before introducing any new food to your puppy’s diet.
Puppies’ digestive systems are delicate, so you should wait until they’re at least two months old before giving them cheese. Once it’s been approved by the vet and your pup is old enough, give them just a small bite of cheese and wait to see how their belly reacts. If they have no adverse effects from the cheese, you can give them more as a treat in the future.
How much cheese can Dobermans eat?
First thing’s first, before you consider giving your Doberman cheese, consult with your vet. Your vet will have a good sense of how much food and treats your Doberman should get at their age, size and activity level. Then ask them about how much cheese they should get in their diet.
Your vet can also help you determine if Cheese is safe for your Doberman. If your Doberman has a sensitive stomach or is lactose intolerant, then cheese might not be a good idea for them. It’s always best to check in with your vet first before introducing any new food into your Doberman’s diet.
If you decide to feed your Doberman cheese, then make sure you follow the 90/10 rule: 90% of their daily calories should come from official meals and 10% from treats like cheese.
What kind of cheese can Dobermans eat?
* Mozzarella: This tasty cheese is low in fat, so it’s unlikely to cause an upset stomach.
* Cottage cheese: Also low in fat, cottage cheese will help satisfy your Doberman’s hunger without giving them a tummy ache.
* Swiss cheese: If your Doberman can’t tolerate lactose, swiss cheese may be a good choice for her.
* Cheddar: Cheddar has less salt than other varieties of cheese and can add some flavor to your Doberman’s food bowl.
* String cheese: If you’re looking for a treat that is low in both lactose and salt, string cheese may be a good option. However, if your Doberman struggles with swallowing large pieces of food, break the string cheese into smaller bits before feeding it to them.
What types of cheese are bad for Dobermans?
Blue Cheese: contains Stilton fungus, which produces a substance called Roquefortine C, which is toxic to Dobermans.
Goat Cheese: contains more lactose than cow’s milk, and this can increase the risk for Doberman diarrhea.
Cheesecake: cheesecakes have a very high fat content, which increases the risk for pancreatitis.
Cream Cheese: Cream cheese is also high in fats and can lead to obesity in Dobermans.
Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese is also high in sodium, which can lead to excessive thirst or urination and salt poisoning if too much is consumed by your Doberman.
Cheese Puffs: Cheese puffs are loaded with fat and sodium, making them an unhealthy snack choice for your pet.
How to serve cheese to your Dobermans?
Most experts agree that cheese is safe for Dobermans to eat in moderation, and it is a great source of protein, calcium, and vitamins. The key to feeding your Doberman cheese safely is to make sure you are feeding them the right amount.
The best way to feed your Doberman cheese is to do so infrequently as a treat. You can add a little shredded cheese directly on top of your Doberman’s regular food. Or you can mix some cottage cheese with their regular food, which can help relieve an upset stomach.
Some other ways to serve your Doberman cheese include mixing it with cooked white rice. You can create your own cheesy sauce by mixing water and cheddar cheese powder.
What are the risks of feeding cheese to your Doberman?
While the sight of your four-legged friend snacking on a piece of cheese can be irresistibly adorable, it’s important to make sure that the cheese you’re feeding him is safe and healthy.
So, what are the risks of feeding cheese to your Doberman?
One major risk is high fat content. Cheese is a dairy product, and because Dobermans are not built to digest dairy, it can lead to diarrhea or even pancreatitis sometimes. In addition, some Dobermans may be lactose intolerant, meaning they cannot process lactose, the sugar found in dairy products. This can also cause digestive issues such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Finally, some cheeses may contain toxic additives such as garlic, onion, or salts besides lactose. These additives can cause problems with blood cell production or blood clotting and should be avoided in both humans and animals.
There are many risks associated with feeding cheese to your Doberman—some of these include high fat content, issues related to lactose intolerance (including vomiting or diarrhea), and toxic additives such as garlic or onion.
Other human foods Dobermans can eat
What other human foods can Dobermans eat? Here is a list of some other human foods your Doberman can eat.
So, can Dobermans eat cheese?
Yes, Dobermans can eat cheese! It’s safe for them to eat in small quantities, but make sure you’re choosing the right kind of cheese. Cheeses like mozzarella and cheddar are fine for your pup, but avoid feeding them anything with blue cheese or onion powder in it.
Cheese is rich in calcium and protein, making it an excellent treat for Dobermans. However, keep in mind that cheese also packs a fat punch, so don’t overfeed your Doberman with this delicious treat! Follow the 90/10 rule: 90 percent whole foods and 10 percent treats.