One of my favorite snacks is ice cream and my Pomeranian Charlie always looks like he really, really wants some whenever I eat it. Is it okay to feed a Pomeranian some ice cream? If so, is there a flavor that is best? Vanilla? Strawberry? Thanks, Andy J.
Answer: Hi Andy, ice cream is alright in very small amounts - for example, it is a great way to hide a pill if you must give your dog medicine, as the pill will slide right down. Or a few spoonfuls on a hot summer day.
However, you should not give your Pom ice cream as a regular snack. Ice cream, as you know is milk based. Therefore, too much ice cream can cause digestive problems such as an upset tummy and/or diarrhea.
Also, it is so packed with sugar, that it can cause sugar levels to become unbalanced. A sudden increase in blood sugar levels is known as Hyperglycemia...Which is the opposite of the very well known condition of Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).