is soy milk OK for dogs??

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Mighty Mite
Barked: Thu Jul 12, '07 1:36am PST 
from Bella's Mom.
I'm drinking vanilla flavored soy milk these days and gave Bella a very small amount - she lapped it up but I'm not sure if it's OK for dogs to drink it. Anyone know? Bella won't eat yogurt anymore - she's very picky!

Obey the Corgi!
Barked: Thu Jul 12, '07 3:26am PST 
I'd worry about excess sugars, however I know Purina and other companies have done studies on soy isoflavones (which soy milk is high in) and their effects on weight loss in dogs.

I've also seen a few people mention online before that they use soymilk with their kibbles to make them more palatable.

I would do some research if you wanted to use it regularly in their diet, but as a small treat, I don't see them harm.


Short legs, long- body, huge- heart.
Barked: Thu Jul 12, '07 12:45pm PST 
soy is often an allergen for dogs.


Olive: Cooler- than an unused- pillow.
Barked: Thu Jul 12, '07 11:01pm PST 
I was going to post what Belle posted. You beat me to it, Belle!laugh out loud

CGC - tummy rub,- please
Barked: Fri Jul 13, '07 9:00am PST 
As long as your pup isn't allergic to soy, then it's fine in small doses.