Can dogs eat blue cheese?

Can dogs eat blue cheese
Blue cheese for dogs

Many human foods that seem like they would be safe for your doggy can actually be harmful and unhealthy if you give them too much. When it comes to feeding your dog cheese, some types are better than others, for example dogs can eat cheddar cheese and cottage cheese (in moderation) but, can they eat blue cheese?

All dogs of any breed go crazy for cheese. But no matter how much they love it, we as dog owners have to stop and consider which can be healthy and which can be bad for them in any capacity.

So can dogs eat blue cheese? Yes and no! The blue cheese is completely non toxic, but! before you let your pup eat it, there are some things you should know!

As we said the blue cheese is safe to eat, but if eaten in large amounts it can cause GI upset as well as pancreatitis. It’s true that blue cheese contains some calcium, protein and vitamins, but there’s some cons of feeding your dog blue cheese.

Also it’s best to stay on the safe side and keep your dog away from the blue cheese. When blue cheese starts to get super ripe, it produces a substance called Roquefortine C (because of the fungus used to make this cheese), which most dogs can be sensitive to. This substance can cause vomiting, diarrhea and high temperatures. The risk of these symptoms increase if your dog eats a large amount of blue cheese. If you notice any of these signs after your dog eats blue cheese, call your vet urgently.

My dog ate blue cheese! What to do?

If your dog ate a small piece of blue cheese, maybe a tablespoon or two, she’s fine and you don’t have to worry about her, that said a very few dogs may perhaps experience a mild transient bout of vomiting or diarrhea. Also it’s better to keep an eye on her for the next hour or two if you can, if any Gastrointestinal symptoms is seen, call your vet immediately.

Quick tip: Cheese is high in fat, so if you have a breed that is prone to pancreatitis, prone to weight gain, lactose intolerant, has an upset tummy. Cheese may not be the best option to feed them, and it should be kept away.

This was can dogs eat blue cheese, and what’s the pros and cons of feeding your dog blue cheese. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments sections!

See also: Can dogs have vanilla yogurt?

2 thoughts on “Can dogs eat blue cheese?”

  1. My dogs, Doris, a whippet/springer cross 47 lb , age 7, & Duncan, a Potcake, 37 lb, age 12 months, ingested approximately 2 tablespoons of very blue cheese. Both are acting as if they are very stoned – they found some pot once before in the park & ate it. They are unsteady on their feet, there heads are bobby when they look around, & they are incontinent.
    I just recently (20 minutes ago) fed them each a small amount of dog food. Doris just vomited twice.
    Should I be rushing her/them to the emergency veterinarian?


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