Peanut butter has become a widely popular snack for pups, both as an ingredient in store-bought treats as well as straight from the jar! According to the AKC, peanut butter, when given in moderation, is an excellent source of protein, vitamins B and E, and niacin.
Like all food that we give our pets, it’s important to know what’s safe for your dog to eat and what isn’t. When giving your dog peanut butter, it’s recommended to avoid brands with added salt. Additionally, always check the ingredients list for Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is highly toxic for dogs. When in doubt, natural peanut butter is always a great option!
This delicious treat has a variety of uses that can help you in your day-to-day care of your pup!
- Medication: disguise your dog’s pills in a spoonful of peanut butter to help them take their medications with no fuss!
- Frozen Treat: fill a Kong or hollow bone with peanut butter and give it to your pet as a long-lasting treat. Try sticking it in the freezer to make the fun last even longer!
- Bath Time Distraction: try spreading peanut butter on your shower wall during your pup’s bath time. It keeps them distracted (and most importantly in the tub!) while you’re bathing them. This can be used for cutting nails or cleaning ears as well! For less of a mess, you can buy a mat that the peanut butter is spread on, giving you an easy clean up.
- Homemade treats: looking for a fun activity to do this winter? Try making your dog homemade dog treats! Peanut butter is a great ingredient to include in dog treats, giving them flavor they love and lots of nutrients. There’s plenty of recipes you can find online with simple ingredients that are easy to make!
Peanut butter is a great option when looking into new treats for your pet. However you choose to incorporate this tasty snack into your dog’s life, they’re sure to love it!
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