Peanut butter can be a very tasty and rewarding treat for dogs, but there are a few things you must keep in mind before feeding it to them.
Peanut butter is a great source of healthy fats and proteins, but too much of it can lead to obesity and other health related issues. As always, treats should only be fed in moderation and make up only up to 10% of your dog's diet.Are All Types of Peanut Butter Safe?
Make sure the peanut butter contains NO Xylitol, a sweetener that is becoming increasingly popular in some brands of peanut butter. Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs!
Aside from making sure the ingredient list doesn't contain Xylitol, you should also double-check it as some brands advertise the product as "all-natural". This does not mean it's good for your dog and may contain other types of artificial sweeteners or a high amount of salt.Which Brands of Peanut Butter Are Best?
We realize that a lot of brands are only available in certain stores, areas or countries so it's hard to compare and pick a best brand.
If you're looking for the healthiest type of peanut butter, we recommend that it is unsalted and made from 100% roasted peanuts - simple and nothing added. We highly recommend the ones that are certified organic - they're only a few dollars more for a jar which should last a few months.What Are Common Uses of Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is great for stuffing into hollow toys such as the Kong. You can even freeze them so that it will keep your dog occupied for longer.
It's also a great ingredient to add in baked dog treats such as cookies, cupcakes and cakes.Looking for Some Treats Made with Peanut Butter?
We've listed some wholesome treats below that are made from plain unsalted organic roasted peanuts. They are made in Canada in small batches using human-grade ingredients - wheat-free and gluten-free!
Peanut butter in moderation is safe and can be a rewarding treat for dogs. Just make sure to read the ingredients list and make sure it contains NO Xylitol. The best type would be organic peanut butter made from 100% organic roasted peanuts only.
In fact, we encourage everyone to take a deeper look into the difference between Certified Organic and "All-Natural".