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I am making treats for my dogs and would like to color the white yogurt coating I'm going to use to decorate them. Are yogurt and food coloring that’s made for human consumption safe for pets?

- Elizabeth K.

Dipping your treats in white yogurt coating should not pose a problem for pets, Elizabeth—though minor stomach upset could occur in some sensitive animals. Food colorings approved for human consumption are also safe to be used in foods for pets. We do have to point out that using large amounts of food colorings can sometimes cause changes in the color of the pet's urine, however, but this would not affect the pet's health.