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Is milk good for Doberman dogs?

Hi everyone,

I recently adopted a Doberman and I've been trying to find out the best diet for him. I've heard that some dogs are lactose intolerant and shouldn't consume milk. I was wondering if this was the case for Dobermans as well. Is milk good for Doberman dogs or should I avoid giving it to him altogether?

Any advice or personal experiences would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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I have a 2-year-old Doberman who loves milk, and I usually add it to his food so that he gets enough calcium. Initially, I was hesitant due to the lactose intolerance issue I had heard about, but my vet confirmed that milk was okay in moderation. However, I make sure the milk I give him is organic and low in lactose and also limited to only small amounts with his meals.

Since incorporating milk into his diet, I've noticed visible improvements in his teeth and bone growth. Still, I do believe that every Doberman's digestive system is different, and it's important to keep a close eye on how milk affects your dog.

In conclusion, in my experience, adding a small proportion of milk to my Doberman's diet has been beneficial. But please speak to your veterinarian to determine the best diet for your Doberman, and monitor their reaction to milk closely.


Hey there,

I have a 4-year-old Doberman who loves drinking milk. I usually give him a small amount once in a while as a treat. I haven't noticed any negative reactions or upsets in his stomach after giving him milk. However, I do agree that moderation is the key. Overconsumption of milk can be harmful to the dog's health.

It's also important to note that some Dobermans may be lactose intolerant or develop allergies to dairy products. So, it might be best to consult with your vet before introducing milk into your dog's diet.

In conclusion, while milk can be given as a treat to Dobermans, it should always be in moderation and should not be a replacement for water or a well-balanced diet.


Hi there,

I have a 5-year-old Doberman that I've been feeding a balanced diet for years. In my experience, Dobermans can drink milk but it should be in moderation. Milk is high in lactose which can trigger an upset stomach or diarrhea if consumed excessively, especially if the dog is lactose intolerant. I would recommend trying a small amount of milk first and see how your dog reacts to it before giving it to him regularly.

Additionally, milk shouldn't be given as a replacement for water or a well-balanced diet. That being said, there are other healthy snack alternatives for Dobermans such as carrots, apples, and cooked chicken.

I hope this helps!



I have a 3-year-old Doberman who I tried giving milk to but it didn't go so well. My dog is lactose intolerant, so after she consumed even a little bit of milk, she had diarrhea and other painful digestive issues. This was during my experimenting phase where I was figuring out what my dog was allergic to, and milk was one of the culprits.

I spoke with my vet afterwards, and he said that just as humans are lactose intolerant, so are dogs. So it might be best to avoid milk and other lactose-rich products, to prevent painful digestive issues.

However, I do agree that every Doberman is different, and what works for one may not work for another. But, in general, the best way to know is to try a small amount and monitor your dog's reaction; or you could just consult your vet and save yourself from the headache.

Overall, in my experience, milk isn't good for my Doberman, but again, every dog is different!


Hey everyone,

I have a 6-year-old Doberman who I've been feeding a strictly raw diet for the last several years. In my opinion, dairy products like milk should be avoided altogether. In addition to the lactose issue, dairy products can be difficult for dogs to digest properly, leading to digestive upset, skin irritations or even respiratory troubles.

Instead, I offer my Doberman raw meats, fish, and poultry which provide all the necessary nutrients he requires, including calcium that is found in milk. I also supplement his diet with fruits and vegetables for added vitamins.

In summary, based on my experience, milk shouldn't be an essential part of a Doberman's diet. But, as always, it's essential to seek advice from your veterinarian before making any significant dietary changes.



I have a 4-year-old Doberman who seems to love milk just as much as any other dog out there. However, after experiencing some digestive issues, I decided to switch to non-dairy alternatives.

I've been giving my Doberman almond milk instead of regular milk, and it has worked out great so far. Almond milk is a healthy option for dogs as it contains dietary fiber, calcium, and essential vitamins such as D and E. Moreover, it is low in lactose and calories, making it an excellent option for Dobermans.

But, I do advise you to check with your vet first to see if these milk types are okay for your Doberman or if there are any particular brands or products you should avoid.

In summary, based on my experience, almond milk is a good alternative to milk, and it also provides additional health benefits. Nonetheless, it's always best to be cautious and speak with your veterinarian before making any significant dietary changes.



I have a 9-year-old Doberman who used to consume milk, but unfortunately, he developed an allergy to it. After noticing that he was experiencing regular skin itching and gastrointestinal problems, I took him to the vet, who later confirmed that he was allergic to the lactose in milk.

The vet recommended that I switch my dog's diet to a lactose-free formula with no dairy products. This has significantly helped my Doberman, and I've noticed a positive effect on his overall health, coat, and digestion.

I believe that lactose intolerance or allergies can occur at any stage in a dog's life, and you need to be observant and check for signs such as skin itching, vomiting, or diarrhea after giving milk to your Doberman. If they experience any of these issues, then you should stop the milk consumption and consult with a vet.

In conclusion, based on my experience, it's vital to pay attention to your Doberman's health and intolerance signs before deciding if milk is good for them.



I have a 7-year-old Doberman and have been through a few lactose-related health concerns. My dog, like most Dobermans, is lactose intolerant, so I don't give him any milk as a regular part of his diet. However, I do allow him to have it as an occasional treat.

During one of our camping trips, a fellow dog owner mistakenly gave my Doberman a full bowl of milk, and the next few days were terrible for him. He had diarrhea, bloating, and flatulence, and I felt terrible for not being able to prevent it.

So, I would recommend not giving your Doberman milk under any circumstances, especially if lactose intolerance is already a known issue. There are plenty of other healthy food alternatives, and you can always ask your vet to suggest the best nutrition plan specifically for your dog.

In conclusion, based on my personal experience, milk is not good for Dobermans due to the higher possibility of lactose intolerance. Always read ingredient labels carefully and consult with your vet to ensure a sound nutrition plan.

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