Can dogs eat Peanut butter?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Peanuts butter contains protein, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and niacin.
  • Peanuts are high in healthy fats, which promote a healthy heart.
  • Peanuts contain a B-complex vitamin called biotin, which helps keep a dog’s skin and coat healthy.

Risks

health-risks
  • Peanut butter is rich in natural fat content, and some with added oil. Excessive consumption can lead to obesity and pancreatitis in dogs.
  • Some peanut butter is high in sodium, sugar, salt, and ingredients that are unhealthy for dogs.
  • Some sugar-free peanut butter has xylitol as a sweetener. Xylitol is toxic to dogs; it causes a rapid release of insulin in dogs. If left untreated, it can be a life-threatening condition.
  • Some dogs are allergic to peanuts.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter can be given to dogs as an occasional treat in small amounts.
  • Avoid giving peanut butter to dogs with pancreatitis.

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