Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

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Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

Can dogs eat peanut Butter? Yes, dogs can eat peanut butter.

For healthy dogs with no obesity or allergies issues, peanut butter in very small amounts (a few of licks for a small dog and a tablespoonful for a large dog) can be a tasty treat.

Moreover, it can be an easy mechanism for pills administration.

When you have to give your dog an oral medicine, you can completely bury the medicine in peanut butter.

It will be a “peace of cake” to give your dog a pill.

My advice is that you should only feed your dog 100% natural, organic and raw peanut butter free from sugar, salt, and preservatives. All these elements are toxic for your dog.

can dogs eat peanut butter

Puzzle toys for dogs can be filled with peanut butter.

There are many vitamins, minerals and other healthy components in peanut butter, such as vitamin B3, protein, magnesium, vitamin H, vitamin E, fiber, folate and antioxidants.

Additionally, dogs just love the taste of peanut butter.

WARNING: Many peanut butter brands contain a sugar substitute – xylitol, which is very toxic for dogs.

Xylitol, sometimes labeled as “natural sweetener” or “sugar alcohol”, is safe for humans to ingest, but it’s dangerous for dogs.

Which Peanut Butters contain Xylitol?

Peanut butter brands it can be found in are Nuts ’N More® and Krush Nutrition.

Remember that it is vital that you always read labels.

So, is peanut butter harmful to dogs? No, as long as it doesn’t contain Xylitol!

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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