What can you do with a cheesy credit card? Go on a shopping brie! And why don't cheese fans care about their finances? Because the best things in life are brie!

Enough with the cheesy jokes because while for many cheese lover (hooman or fur babies), every day is the right day for a cheesy getaway. But, today brings even more reasons to indulge in the addictive treat because it’s National Cheese Lovers Day.

Anyone who identifies themselves as Cheese Lover knows that cheese addiction is real and a study of the University of Michigan has discovered it to be true as well.

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Is Cheese Good or Bad for Dogs?

Cheese is great for the health and growth of dogs if fed in moderation. It contains vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and essential fatty acids. Newer studies indicate that cheese may actually re-mineralize your dog’s teeth and reduce acids that cause plaque and lead to cavities. It also helps to protect your aging dog from osteoporosis. Cheese can also be used as an occasional treat for dogs while training.

Some dogs react really well to cheese, other dogs may be lactose intolerant and cheese and dairy, in general, may give them stomach upsets.  Observe your dog closely for signs of intestinal upset after feeding her cheese for the first time. If your dog reacts badly, you can consult with your vet and potentially remove it from their diet. As long as they don’t react badly, there is no reason not to give your dog cheese on occasions.

However, you should avoid feeding your dog cheese that are the ones that are high in sodium. Giving too much sodium or salty food to your dog, in general, can cause high blood pressure, which unfortunately could eventually lead to an organ damage. It might be wise to have your dog skip the blue cheese, cheddar, parmesan cheese, feta cheese, all grilled cheeses and cheeses on pizza because they’re very salty. On the other hand, you can go for cottage – it’s low in sodium and fat, which makes it the perfect addition to your dog’s diet.

If you’re thinking adding cheese to your dog’s training treat, you can consider our treats that are made from 100% natural yak and cow milk-based hard cheese. It contains less than 1% of fat content and is also virtually free of lactose, making it a safe alternative to any sensitive canine.

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