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Thread: Dogs, Cheese and Sense of Smell???

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    Question Dogs, Cheese and Sense of Smell???

    I have recently been told on a few occasions by both my parents inlaw that you shouldnt feed a dog cheese as it will cause them to "lose" their sense of smell....

    Now i do respect my elders and in particular the fact they both have more experience with dogs than i do (as they use to breed) BUT in my whole life i have never heard of this "bad food" for dogs and let alone while i was studying Animal Studies last yr i never came across it in my studies. I know about chocolate(#1), onion and the like but never cheese???

    I did a quick google on it and found nothing to support theyre statement aside from dairy giving dogs either constipation or diarrhea and like some other "safe human" foods they should only be fed in small amounts and in moderation if your dog has taken a liking to them.

    I guess i have basically answered my own question after all and i dont plan on feeding my dog cheese or anything else he doesnt really need to have in his diet.

    But i was just curious to hear other people's opinions on here.

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    ROFLMAO!! Oh the Inlaws have made me laugh!

    I like to use cheese as a treat, it's good to hide tablets in, nothing wrong with dogs having a little cheese every now and then (unless they have a health problem).

    Oh dear, if that were true, GSD would be worried - her cheese treats are very popular with the four legged ones!

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    My vet gave us little bits of cheddar to go with the kitten biscuits for dog treats in puppy school. So obviously he didn't think cheese caused a problem.

    Frosty isn't that fond of cheese but she eats it occasionally and she can still find baseballs in the hedge. Or cricket balls behind the billboards. Or mice or crickets or lawn beetle larvae (what's worse - the lawn beetles or the dog digging them up?) so I think her sense of smell is just fine.

    Now chocolate on the other hand - don't let your inlaws with chocolate near the dog.

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    LOL yeh i thought as much!!!! i do often wonder where they get their information half the time and then the other half i just take it with a grain of salt.....Hyacinth i am pretty sure they know about the chocolate and anyway they themselves dont eat it often(one is diabetic so shouldnt) and we are still 2 hrs away from them so i think my Axel is safe lol

    But again thx u both confirmed my suspicions lol

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    Although i reckon for my own amusement and shock value next time theyre up give Axel a bit of cheese hehehe

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    Not all chocolate is bad for diabetics. Some has very little to no sugar at all. Well maybe it's just as well they don't know that especially if the diabetes is weight related, cos chocolate without sugar (and dairy) still has lots of calories.

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