Originally Posted by susan davis
ALL of my chi's and our sheltie LOVE milk! Maybe some dogs are latose intolerant, but mine are not! They don't drink much, less than an ounce. NO tea though--has caffeine in it.
Originally Posted by Moonfall
I don't do milk but know people who do. I do however give cheese or yoghurt (for probiotics) once in a while and my rats are allowed to have cheese, yoghurt, and ice cream. Some people say they're not supposed to have lactose but it's nonsense.
I wouldn't suggest tea. Maybe herbal tea with NO caffeine, but not much of it.
SOME dogs are very lactose sensitive. In fact, most of them. There are some dogs who can tolerate milk just fine. On the other hand, there are cases of severe pancreatitis from owners feeding milk, which can be full of fat. (Depending on whether its whole milk and how much they gave.)
But don't take my word for it. Or anyone else's. Research for yourself and then do what is right for your own dog.
There is a pretty sad comment below the article about a gal who watches her dog die after eating ice cream.
Is It OK to Give a Dog Milk or Dairy Products?