Halloumi is a cheese originating from Cyprus, it is characterized by being made from goat and sheep milk and people usually grill it before eating it because this cheese does not melt like the others, on the contrary, it resists high temperatures and instead of melting it becomes slightly crunchy.
Can this special cheese be suitable for dogs?
The answer is yes, but not always, find out the reasons below.
Like most dairy products, it contains calcium, which is indispensable for many physiological processes such as muscle function, nerve transmission, and bone health.
Being a matured cheese there is no lactose present, so if your dog is lactose intolerant he will have no problems eating this cheese.
This cheese has a higher amount of salt than all the others, so it should not be given to overweight dogs, with kidney or heart problems because it can affect blood pressure.
Although it does not contain lactose it may have other proteins that can cause allergy such as casein, so if when eating a piece of halloumi your dog has diarrhea, vomiting, or discomfort it may mean that it does not tolerate this food.
This cheese besides being grilled is also cooked in oil, if your dog has problems digesting fats or problems of pancreatic type or intestinal absorption it is better to offer this cheese in moderation and see his reaction.
If your dog does not have any specific condition, you can offer this cheese as a snack or a small portion in his diet once or twice a week.