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cheese for dogs?

i am trying to find a substitue to those crazy packing peanut looking treats for django which i think are causing the yeast infection in his ears. i found these great hydreated cheese treats that are 100% cheese. i would only give him one in his ball when we leave but i've heard mixed review about cheese and dogs. i also give him his pills with a bit a cheese. your thoughts?
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Lots of people use cheese as training treats on a regular basis. I certainly use it as one of the many training treats I rotate through with Kodi! I don't think there would be any problem unless your dog had a specific allergy to dairy products.

However, I wouldn't bother with commercial freeze dried cheese... I'm sure it's expensive! Just get low fat string cheese and cut that into little pieces. If you want it to be drier, put the cut up pieces on a paper plate in the refrigerator, uncovered, for a day or so. They dry out very nicely.


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I share a slice of american cheese every night when we go to bed between the three dogs. I also give any pills, etc. in cheese. I never heard of any problems with cheese, and I certainly haven't had any. I know when I took Brady to training, they recommeneded string cheese as one of the training treats.


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Benji and Lizzie love Gouda cheese. I give heartworm med and any other pills wrapped in Gouda. They never had any intolerence to Gouda.

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I use cheese, as well. If you want a cheese that is dry, go for parmesan. You can buy a block of it (not shredded or grated), and it's a very hard, dry cheese. Plus, it has a little stronger taste than some other cheeses and my dogs seem to really enjoy it.

I use a softer cheese for pills. They all love it and I've never had any problems. I am careful not to feed too much, though.
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Kipling gets the cheese string pieces for treats sometimes and for training and he gets a sprinkle of parmesan on his kibble. Loves it.

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I use american for training...teensy little pieces.
Never thought to get the string cheese...I'm thinking that would indeed be less messy!!
thanks for the tip!!

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we use cheese too. have you given Django dairy in the past with no problems? we use cheddar.




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i started a year and a half ago giving django cheese with his pills and he loves it. i wanted to eliminate those treats that look like packing peanuts and go to a freezedry cheese. it is expensive but i put them in his kong and it keeps him busy. i like the idea of regular cheese just left out in the fridge a bit to harder. cheaper for sure! he wold only get it when we leave in his ball and of course with his minimal pills.
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J & C loved the "say cheese please" treats that I think you are talking about. in a Kong a bag would last you a long time.




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