You may have noticed your doggie’s fondness for whipped cream when you’ve caught them staring at your cream-topped drink. You may have even given in and let them have some, but is it a good idea to feed dogs whipped cream or a Puppuccino?
Yes, most dogs can have whipped cream; however, just as an occasional treat and in moderation. Since there are barely any health benefits, whipped cream shouldn’t replace your canine friend’s main diet. Check that your doggie isn’t reactive to milk or lactose. If your dog is lactose intolerant, don’t give them whipped cream since it may cause bloating, diarrhea, or stomachaches.
You’ll find more detailed answers about safely serving whipped cream to doggies in this article. We also examine the ingredients of a whipped cream Puppuccino and provide directions on how to make one for our furry friends. Before we do, let’s review when whipped cream, or a Puppuccino, is safe for dogs and how much to serve.
Can Dogs Have Whipped Cream?
Yes, dogs can have whipped cream, but only once in a while. However, whipped cream is not recommended for all dogs.
Doggies that are lactose intolerant, have pancreatitis, and those with weight issues, should avoid whipped cream. This is because of the high percentage of fat and calories in whipped cream.
Also, don’t select whipped cream with hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, and flavors, for doggies. These whipped creams are detrimental to your pooch’s health.
How Much Whipped Cream Is Safe For Dogs?
The amount of whipped cream Puppuccino doggies can have will depend on their age. You should start by feeding your furry friend a little amount and gradually increasing it as they grow.
If they are 6 weeks of age, we recommend that you start with ¼ of whipped cream Puppuccino and gradually increase it to ½ a cup until they are 6 months old.
Once they are 6 months old, doggies can start having ½ a cup of whipped cream Puppuccino. You should gradually increase this amount to ¾ of whipped cream Puppuccino when they are up to a year old.
For whipped cream in cans or aerosol bottles, start with 1 teaspoon of it when they are 6 weeks of age. You should gradually increase it to 2 teaspoons when they are up to 6 months old. And finally, 3 tablespoons when they are one year old.
Most importantly, give doggies whipped cream only occasionally. We recommend spacing servings for at least 6 weeks.
Coconut Whipped Cream Homemade Recipe For Dogs
There are many whipped cream recipes available. Dog owners sometimes choose to give their canine buddy non-dairy whipped cream since it contains no milk or fat.
Below is a guide for coconut whipped cream for doggies. It is a popular non-dairy whipped cream recipe for our furry companions, with 4 major ingredients and 4 major steps.
You will need coconut cream, a spoon, a mixing bowl, and an electric hand mixer.
- Refrigerate the coconut cream for at least 24 hours, as you can only whip frozen cream.
- Before whipping, refrigerate the mixing bowl for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Take the spoon and scrape out the frozen part of the cream into the mixing bowl.
- Finally, beat the thickened coconut cream using the mixer until the cream stiffens. This should take about 2 minutes.
By this time, your whipped cream should be ready for your furry friend. If there are any leftovers, you should preserve them in a tightly sealed container in a refrigerator for 3 days at most.
Can Dogs Have A Whipped Cream Puppuccino From Starbucks?
Yes, most dogs can have the famous whipped cream, Puppuccino, from Starbucks.
A Puppuccino has no toxic ingredients and is safe for dogs without lactose problems. However, only give a small amount to avoid stomach discomfort.
What Is Whipped Cream Puppuccino Made Of?
Starbucks makes whipped cream especially for our canine friends to consume, and it comes free. This whipped cream contains cream, milk, mono and diglycerides, and a seaweed extract known as “carrageenan.” It is typically served in an espresso-size to-go cup.
Feeding our furry friends Puppuccino on an occasional basis is safe. Nevertheless, the overconsumption of sugar and dairy products is rarely safe for all doggies.
Dogs with lactose intolerance, obesity, pancreatitis, or diabetes shouldn’t have whipped cream. It is not safe for them. Besides Puppuccino, let’s look at other types of whipped cream safe for dogs to consume.
Can Dogs Have Cool Whip?
Yes, dogs can have Cool Whip in moderation and in a much smaller quantity than with Reddi-Wip or a Starbucks Puppuccino.
This is because Cool Whip cream has hydrogenated oils and artificial flavors that could cause weight increase and toxicity, respectively. So only give a very small amount of Cool Whip to your dog.
Can Dogs Have Reddi-Wip?
Yes, dogs can have Reddi-Wip in moderation just like they can have a Starbucks Puppuccino or whipped cream. Dogs can eat Reddi-Wip alone or on ice cream or fruit.
Reddi-Wip is manufactured solely from dairy cream without hydrogenated oil. It contains cream, water, non-fat milk, sugar, corn syrup, and less than 2% of monoglyceride and diglyceride. It has no artificial sweeteners.
It also includes nitrous oxide, which mainly acts as a propellant and also plays a role in increasing shelf life.
Reddi-Wip comes in different varieties, such as fat-free and sugar-free. We suggest giving your canine buddies the fat-free or sugar-free Reddi-Wip to reduce calories, among other health benefits.
Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream Cheese?
Yes, dogs can safely eat whipped cream cheese, but only a small amount.
Whipped cream cheese differs from whipped cream without the cheese. A whipped cream without cheese is whipped without milk. However, whipped cream cheese is whipped with milk, so whipped cream cheese has more calories than plain whipped cream.
Therefore, consider giving your furry friend a smaller portion of whipped cream cheese than you would with plain whipped cream.
Can Puppies Have Whipped Cream?
Yes, a puppy 6 weeks or older can have whipped cream. However, as they are younger and smaller, give puppies less than you would give to an adult, fully-sized doggy.
As puppies grow older, gradually increase the amount of whipped cream they have if they don’t display negative reactions.
At What Age Can A Puppy Have A Puppuccino?
A puppy can have Puppuccino at 6 weeks old. By this age, their tummy can process the ingredients without adverse reactions.
However, you feed puppies Puppuccino gradually at this age. Start by giving them just a ¼ amount of the Starbucks Puppuccino serving of whipped cream. Gradually increase to ¾ when they are 1 year old. Observe their reaction and stop feeding them whipped cream if they display negative side effects.
Can Pup Cups Cause Diarrhea?
No, pups cups don’t cause diarrhea if you give your furry friend the recommended amount.
Feeding your four-legged furry friend ¾ a cup or more of Puppuccino whipped cream may cause stomach upset or diarrhea. However, whipped cream, or any dairy, causes diarrhea in dogs with lactose intolerance.
Therefore, the ideal amount for your furry friend is ¾ cup of a Starbucks Puppuccino or 3 teaspoons of bottled whipped cream like Reddi-Wip.