Benefits Of Eating Peanut Butter For Dogs
Today is National Peanut Butter Day, and as it turns out peanut butter can be a good treat for your dog.
Since many dogs love the taste, peanut butter works well to administer medications to them. Not only is it good for giving meds, but peanut butter is a great filler for Kong toys to keep your pet occupied when you’re gone for a long period of time during the day.
Dogs, like us, can be allergic to peanuts, so it’s important to watch for signs of allergic reactions after giving peanut butter. Signs your dog may have a peanut allergy include hair loss, ear infections or skin irritation. If you notice your dog exhibiting any of these symptoms, stop feeding peanut butter and notify your vet.
As with any human food, it’s best to give peanut butter to your dog in limited quantities. Although it does have a good amount of protein, healthy fats and other nutrients, it also has a fairly high calorie count, so keep this in mind if your dog tends to gain weight easily.
Dogs don’t do well with added salt, sugar or preservatives, so shop for natural peanut butter without these ingredients.