Do you love cheese? Chances are you do, and so does your dog! For instance, if you’re eating some asiago cheese, your fur baby may sit begging at your feet. Or, if he has a chance (like when you leave the room), your dog may jump up and help himself to some asiago cheese! But what happens if a dog eats asiago cheese?
Has your dog eaten asiago cheese? Are you worried that the asiago cheese will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve gathered information about asiago cheese and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Asiago Cheese?
Asiago is an Italian cheese that’s made with cow’s milk. The cheese was originally made in Italy and is enjoyed all around the world today! Asiago may have a white or yellow color, with a thin outer rind and small irregular holes throughout. It has a medium texture and a delicate, sweet/sour taste.
Asiago cheese can be enjoyed sliced, cubed, grated, or melted. You can eat is sliced on a sandwich, serve the cheese with crackers or bread, or even melt it on top of pizza and other dishes. And we can’t forget to mention that asiago cheese also tastes great on salad and more!
While asiago cheese is safe for humans (in moderation), what happens if a dog eats asiago cheese?
Asiago Cheese & Dogs
The good news is that asiago cheese is not toxic to dogs! They can safely eat it in small amounts as a once-in-a-while treat. So, if your fur baby has had one piece of this cheese, chances are he will be OK!
On the other hand, if a dog eats too much asiago cheese, he could develop GI upset. In addition, some dogs are allergic to dairy products and can develop an allergic reaction to the cheese.
Symptoms of Asiago Cheese Ingestion in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten asiago cheese:
- Itchy, red, irritated skin
- Breathing difficulties
If your dog has developed diarrhea and vomiting, the symptoms could last for 12 to 24 hours. However, if they last longer or are accompanied by other symptoms, it’s best to call the vet.
And if your fur baby has hives, breathing difficulties, and other symptoms, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.
Treatment of Asiago Cheese Ingestion in Dogs
Treatment depends on the vet’s diagnosis. For example, if your fur baby is having GI upset, the vet may give your dog medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting. They may also give your dog IV fluids to rehydrate him and give him stomach-protectant medications to soothe his digestive tract.
On the other hand, if your dog is showing symptoms of an allergic reaction, the vet may treat your dog with an antihistamine and corticosteroids to stop the reaction. In some cases, your canine companion may need supplemental oxygen. He may also need to be hospitalized until he’s in stable condition.
The good news is that most dogs will make a fully recovery after eating too much asiago cheese. In the future, it’s best to keep asiago and other cheeses out of your dog’s reach. You’ll both be happier for it!