Is it OK for dogs to eat ice cream? But is ice cream really a harmless treat for dogs, or will it cause a major bellyache? Unfortunately, although it may be tempting to share your cone with your four-legged friend, it’s best to avoid giving ice cream to dogs.
What kind of ice cream can dogs have? Only give your dog ice cream that does not contain chocolate, xylitol, macadamia nuts, or coffee beans. When in doubt, choose vanilla—even better, low-fat vanilla. Consider an ice cream alternative for your dog, including gelato made specifically for dogs or a homemade frozen treat made with dog-safe ingredients.
Can I give vanilla ice cream to my dog? Is Vanilla Ice Cream Good For Dogs? While it’s true that there is no harm in giving dogs who are not lactose-intolerant a bite or two of ice cream on special occassions, vanilla ice cream isn’t exactly good for dogs. In fact, the sugar in ice cream can not only make your dog sick, it can be downright life-threatening.
Can my dog eat soft serve ice cream? Dogs should not really eat McDonald’s soft serve and ice cream products. Ice cream has no nutritional value, is high in sugar, and some of the ice cream products also contain chocolate, a toxic ingredient to dogs. Many dogs are also lactose intolerant, so could get upset stomachs after eating McDonald’s ice cream.