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The health benefits of adding yogurt to your dog's diet

Dr Kate Adams reveals the surprising human food with fantastic health benefits for your dog!

New research from Chobani reveals that while a large number of Australian dog owners incorporate human food into their pet’s diet, they are overlooking one supermarket staple that can have fantastic long-term health benefits for your furry friend.

Australia is officially home to a nation of pampered pooches, with the latest research revealing that 89 per cent of dog owners admit to feeding their pet human food, with nearly a quarter (23 per cent) incorporating it as part of their regular diet.

In fact, our desire to give our pet the best of everything is so strong, that over 50 per cent of Aussie dog owners believe their four-legged friends have a better diet than they do.

According to Bondi Vet’s Dr Kate Adams, while it’s clear that we want our pets to have a diet that’s as nutritious as our own, we aren’t always aware of which human foods are actually beneficial for the long-term health of our dogs.

Is it safe to feed my dog human food is a question I get asked a lot. And yes, in many cases you definitely can, however, it’s important to know which foods are healthy for your pets

Dogs are omnivorous just like us, so I’m a huge fan of including a range of foods, not just meat, in their diets” said Dr Adams.

As a strong advocate for providing animals with a natural, wholesome diet, Dr Adams encourages owners to incorporate one shopping basket staple into their dog’s diet – plain, Greek yogurt.


Adding a small amount of yogurt to your dog’s diet is a great way to boost their intake of protein, calcium and good bacteria” said Dr Adams.


“Research shows that three quarters of Aussies don’t know that yogurt is a nutritious treat for their dog, but as our knowledge of the microbiome grows, it’s becoming more apparent that healthy gut bacteria is just as important for animals as it is for humans.”

However, not all yogurt is created equal, so Dr Adams encourages dog owners to pick Chobani Plain 0.5% Fat Yogurt for their furry friends, which is made using only wholesome Australian milk and live, active cultures.

“Chobani yogurt is thick, creamy and packed with protein, so just a small spoonful will be plenty for your dog to reap the benefits. Yogurt can be mixed through your dog’s regular dry food, or - for dog lovers wanting to go the extra mile – can even be baked into some homemade biscuits for a nutritious treat” said Dr Kate.

Chobani Plain 0.5% Fat Yogurt is available Australia-wide at Woolworths, Coles and independent retailers. Some yogurt contains xylitol gum, which may be toxic for dogs. Chobani 0.05% Fat Yogurt contains only skim milk and live yogurt culture, ensuring it is safe for dogs to consume.

For further information follow Chobani Australia on Facebook or Instagram via @ChobaniAU or head to www.chobani.com.au

*Chobani’s new research was based on a sample size of 1,000 dog owners across Australia.

About Chobani: 

Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste; they just need great options. It is this belief that brought Chobani to Australia—home to a nation of people passionate about food and some of the best milk in the world. Since its national launch in Australia in 2012, Chobani has become Australia’s #1 yogurt brand, reshaping the Australian yogurt category with a yogurt uniquely crafted using an authentic straining process. Chobani Australia (Chobani Pty Ltd) also produces the category-leading Gippsland Dairy brand under the Gippsland Dairy label. For more information, visit www.chobani.com.au

About Dr Kate Adams: 

Dr Kate Adams is the owner of Bondi Vet Hospital in Sydney’s east after purchasing the practice from both partners in early 2018 and, is a presenter in the upcoming series of Bondi Vet on Channel Nine. She graduated from Murdoch University in Perth in 2007 and has worked all over Australia in a diverse mix of practices. Dr Adams is passionate about helping people understand their pets, new technology and innovation in the pet health sector that help our pets live longer and healthier lives.

MEDIA RELEASE, 24th February 2020
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