can dogs eat peanut butter

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Simply measure how much food your dog gets daily, and remember that it might be a good idea to alternate between peanut butter and healthier treats, such as dog friendly fruits or vegetables. Most peanut butter is safe, but some can be deadly.

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  • Is natural peanut butter good for dogs?

  • Natural peanut butter is a great source of protein, B and E vitamins, and healthy monounsaturated fats, says the AKC. There are a lot of commercial treats with peanut butter that can be fun for your pet. But as with all treats, they should be limited to 10% of daily calories so not to upset nutritional balance.

  • Is xylitol in peanut butter bad for dogs?

  • Health Alert: Xylitol. Most peanut butter is safe, but some can be deadly. Recently, some peanut butter manufacturers switched to using the sweetener xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar substitute often found in sugar-free products like chewing gum, toothpaste, breath mints, chewable vitamins and baked goods. It is safe for people, but toxic to dogs.

  • What happens if a dog eats too much peanut butter?

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, as well as skin disorders like itching, hair loss, and excessively greasy hair coat, may all occur with a food allergy and can sometimes be severe. If you ever notice any of these signs after giving your dog peanut butter, stop offering it and call your veterinarian.

  • Can I give my dog peanut butter for playtime?

  • Using Peanut Butter for Playtime If you have a smart, high-energy dog that is highly food-motivated, consider using peanut butter with a fun puzzle feeder toy. You can fill a large Kong with kibble, seal the hole with peanut butter, and put it in the freezer for two to three hours.