Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

Dogs can eat peanut butter!

Puppy Licking KongDogs typically find peanut butter to be a very tasty treat. Peanut butter can be very healthy as it is full of vitamins, protein and healthy fats. Always try to get a kind that is limited in sugar, such as an organic or natural brand peanut butter. It’s best when the only ingredient is peanuts. Many manufactures will add sugar, salt and other preservatives that can be unhealthy for your dog. You best option is to purchase peanuts and blend them up with peanut oil and then you are guaranteed fresh and healthy peanut butter.

A delicious snack that will keep your dog occupied for hours is so mash a ripe banana into a tablespoon of peanut butter, and freeze it in a Kong.

Peanut butter is one of the most popular snacks for dogs. It is usually perfectly harmless for dogs. However, there are dogs that have a peanut allergy. Symptoms of this include irritated skin, hair loss, or ear infections. If your dog displays these symptoms after consuming peanut butter you should seek veterinary attention. Peanut butter is also high in calories and fat, so it should be given in moderation, especially with senior dogs or dogs that do not get a lot of exercise.