How much whipped cream can my dog have?
That depends on the size of your pup.
According to Dr. Bullen, it’s important to keep in mind that every treat you give your dog has calories, and it’s recommended to keep ALL treat calories to less than 10 percent of your dog’s total daily calories. (So if she has a Puppuccino, maybe skip the other treats that day.)
“In general, whipped cream has 10 to 20 calories per 5 grams (however, specific calorie content will vary based on brand and percentage of milk fat!),” Dr. Bullen said. “This would mean for an average 50-pound dog, they should have no more than ~25 grams total if all of their treat calories are coming from the Puppuccino.”
The good news is that most Puppuccinos are smaller than this — but you should consider your individual pup’s size when figuring out just how much whipped cream she can actually have.
What is a Puppuccino?
A Puppuccino is just a small amount of whipped cream served in an espresso cup that you can get at Starbucks — and dog parents everywhere love grabbing them to give their dogs a little treat when they get their own favorite Starbucks drinks.
Should Lactose Intolerant Dogs Have A Puppuccino? Many dogs are lactose intolerant, but small quantities of milk and milk products, usually will not adversely affect them.
If you notice that your dog has diarrhea, vomiting, or gas after consuming a milk product, then you should probably avoid dairy completely. This includes the Starbucks Puppuccino.
At the end of the week, if my milk or cream is going to expire and I want to use it up, I sometimes give my dogs a small amount — three to four tablespoons — without it bothering them at all.
But once, I pushed the limits and gave them larger bowls of milk — closer to half to three quarters of a cup — and one of my dogs got diarrhea. So I won’t be trying that again.
My dogs are under 20 pounds, so larger dogs can possibly tolerate more. Again, a trip to the vet for advice doesn’t hurt. Talk to your doggy doc before you give your pup a Puppuccino.
How Safe are Puppuccinos ? ☕️
People love whipped cream. Its sweet, its creamy, and it adds a smooth blast of sugar and dairy anywhere it lands. Of course, most of us dont whip up the cream ourselves, adding sugar and other flavorings, but buy it from the grocery store to scoop out of a tub or shoot out of a can.
Because its sweet and you like to eat it, theres a good chance your dog likes to eat it too. But is whipped cream bad for dogs? What about those store-bought brands like Cool Whip or Reddi-wip? And are non-dairy alternatives like coconut whipped cream any better?
Before we can fully understand whether or not whipped cream is an OK treat for dogs, its important to look at the ingredients. First off, whipped cream is, well, cream thats been “whipped” into its tasty, fluffy state. Sugar, vanilla, and other flavorings are added for taste.
Whipped toppings, like Cool Whip or Reddi-wip, include ingredients to preserve the sensitive cream longer than a trip from your kitchen to the kitchen table. But there shouldnt be anything necessarily toxic for dogs in these whipped toppings. The same goes for whipped toppings made from coconut, soy, or almonds, which are dairy-free alternatives to the dessert addition.