Depends on what for....my dog had a parasite and needed to go to the bathroom a lot to help get it out of her system so she was put on a boiled chicken, rice, cottage cheese diet. It was 1 cup chicken, 4 cups rice and 1/2 cup cottage cheese all mixed together. She loved it and it did clean her system out. That's for sure. We were going out every hour and she was pooping yellow it was gross.
Cottage Cheese and yogurt are very good for putting good bacteria back into a dog's (or human's) system. Very useful if your dog has had antibiotic treatments. I wouldn't suggest a straight diet of it but used on a periodic basis, it is a great tool for maintaining a healthy digestive tract. For those dogs that have lactose intolerance it shouldn't be given.
Cottage cheese is also an excellent source of calcium. My vet recommended it years ago for my dobe's ears. Sounds strange, I know, but a puppy requires calcium to help the ears to stand especially in a breed that doesn't actually stand naturally. I had a friend that was told the same thing for her GSD. Puppies have that growth that requires calcium. They have to get it somewhere.
I heard that most dogs are lactose intolerant. That pretty much means that they have problems digesting dairy products. If a dog is lactose intolerant, eating dairy products can cause your dog to have very stinky gas. I prefer to keep my chocolate lab puppy on her dry dog feed, canned food, and treats. I think she is lactose intolerant since I let her one time only eat a pizza roll. It gave her smelly gas. Now, I do let her have sometimes fruit such as watermelon.
Maggie57, I've also heard that mosts dog and cats are lactose intolerant. Kind of makes me wonder why mother's milk is is fine though. Does it not have a certain something in it, or is being lactose interant something that develops after a pup or kitten is weaned?
I do know that puppy and kitten formula can be purchsed in the pet food stores or from a vet. Then again, I guess it's no different than not being able to give an infant cow's milk.
That's really intereting mafiaprincess. The only time I ever gave milk to any of my dogs was when I had to give one of my pups Pepto. It was years ago before Pepto came in pill form. Oh lord, I'm sgeing myself ... lol.
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