Can Dogs Eat Cherry Yogurt? (The Risks!)

No, dogs cannot eat cherry yogurt.

Cherry yogurt or any other fruit-flavored yogurt usually contains xylitol which is toxic to dogs and may even be fatal in some cases.

A dog will enjoy the taste of cherry yogurt but if he eats a lot of it, serious illness may develop.

In addition to xylitol, other ingredients found in cherry yogurt which are harmful to dogs include dyes and chemical sweeteners, such as sorbitol and sucrose.

If your dog does happen to eat some fruit-flavored yogurt, know that vomiting is the most common side effect.

If your dog eats a large amount of cherry yogurt, call your veterinarian.

What flavors of yogurt are safe for dogs?

None. Avoid feeding your dog flavored yogurt and feed him plain and all-natural yogurt if you want him to live a healthy life with you.

Can cherry yogurt kill dogs?

If a dog eats enough cherry yogurt, he may develop acute renal failure soon enough.

Acute renal failure causes severe vomiting and diarrhea in addition to lethargy.

During the early stages of acute renal failure, treatment includes intravenous fluid therapy and treatment for dehydration.

He must also take medication to reduce ammonia levels in the blood and urine, which are caused by the breakdown of body tissues.

Other symptoms of acute renal failure include rapid heart rate, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness or weakness, and behavioral changes.

What should I feed my dog instead?

If you feed your dog yogurt, choose plain yogurt and avoid those with any type of flavoring or color.

Feed him plain yogurt if he likes it but make sure that the yogurts are low in fat and sugar.

Serve him a small amount at one time so that he does not overeat.

Summary

If you feed your dog yogurt, choose plain yogurt and avoid those with any type of flavoring or color like cherry yogurt.

Feed him plain yogurt if he likes it but make sure that the yogurts are low in fat and sugar. Serve him a small amount at one time so that he does not overeat.