Peanut butter is very famous among dog’s owners as their dogs love the taste. Peanut butter is an overall great choice for dogs. It is a massive source of niacin, protein, and healthy fats. It is also great for your dog’s physical and mental health. There are numerous ways to mix it into dog’s diet.
However, here are a couple of benefits and considerations to keep in mind about peanut butter and dogs.
Niacin or Vitamin B3
Niacin is very beneficial for dogs. We all know it as vitamin B3, and it has the capacity to split down sugar and fats into usable energy. It’s also a good source of folic acid for cell growth and magnesium to help cells metabolize B complex vitamins. Niacin also benefits to the digestive tract. It produces acids and bile of the stomach, which breaks down dangerous bacteria.
Protein is very much essential for all living things, but it is also necessary for your dog’s diet. Protein makes sure that dogs have healthy muscles. It also supports dog’s immune system. But do make sure that peanut should not be given as a supplement but as a treat. You can easily add on peanut butter for little extra protein.
Healthy fats are vital for dog’s skin, and peanut butter has lots of healthy fats. These healthy fats maintain well-balanced skin. It also supports to improve irritated skin and dry coats on your dog. You don’t need too much peanut butter to get the right amount into your dog’s body because it is full of healthy fats.
How to look for Pet-Safe Peanut Butter
You must check the ingredient list for your pet’s safety on the peanut butter that you want to buy for your dog because your dog’s health is crucial, and wrong peanut butter can harm it. The peanut butter, which we (human) use, is not safe for dogs because of one of the vital xylitol ingredients. Xylitol is found in many peanut butter brands because it is a substitute for sugar, which is toxic for dogs but not for humans.
Now the question arises that what type of peanut butter should our dogs eat or is safe for our dogs. The best answer is homemade peanut butter or the peanut butter dog treat, which you can buy from a local pet shop. But before buying, you need to make sure that it is safe for your dog.
How can we give peanut butter to our dog?
There are many different ways to use peanut butter, and here are some:
Scoop some into a food bowl
Just scooping a spoonful of peanut butter into a bowl is enjoyable for peanut butter loving dogs.
Peanut butter treats
Treats are the most mess-free options when it comes to peanut butter. Try using peanut butter treats with added benefits such as added banana etc. Your dog will get that great peanut butter taste and get the benefits of bananas as well!
A great option to hide pills in
If your dog doesn’t like to take pills and become stubborn, then conceal their medicine in their peanut butter, and they won’t even realize that they are taking it.
This is an easy way to administer medication to your dog without the hassle.
Interactive Kong toy
For a dog who wants to have fun, the Kong toy is an excellent option to stuff with peanut butter
We hope you like our suggestions and recommendations, which will help your dog get good health and physically fit. Peanut butter is a great way to show your love to your dog, but always check the butter before buying it (if it’s suitable for dogs or not)