Unlike humans, dogs don’t experience allergies resulting from peanut consumption although the allergies exist.
It’s National Dog Day, and we know how much dogs love peanut butter. But, the hair-raising headline that peanut butter can kill your dog has gone viral on the Internet and social media. The good news is that regular peanut butter is safe to give your dog as a treat. The ingredient causing the problem is Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in lower or sugar-free products. If the peanut butter you give your dog doesn’t contain Xylitol, then your furry friend can enjoy it. We spoke with a veterinary nutritionist to get some insight about peanut butter safety for dogs.
Facts: - Roasted peanuts contain 22 percent more antioxidants than the uncooked kind. - A 2 Tbsp serving has 188 calories, 8 g protein, 16 g total fat. - PB packs vitamin E and cholesterol-regulating monounsaturated fats. - PB is cholesterol-free. - Vitamins such as H and K in PB give dogs a shiny coat.
Peanuts or peanut butter for dogs have lots of health benefits:
As discussed earlier, dogs can develop an they eat such as peanuts.
Yes, dogs can eat peanuts! BUT (and this is one big, fluffy, ol’ butt) there are lots of rules around whether or not peanuts are bad for dogs, so make sure that you know the specifics. Anytime you’re giving your pup a new food, your first step should be to call your vet, but you can also turn to reliable websites such as this one to find the answer to your questions. If you're like many people, you might want to give your dog some peanut butter as an occasional treat. Or you might want to use peanut butter as a trick or reward to get your dog to take their medications? In many cases this is perfectly fine (so long as it's not in excess — as too much can cause and/or contribute to ).
However, with the introduction of a unique line of peanut and other nut butters onto the market — Nuts ’N More® — the answer to the question of whether or not it’s safe to give, even a small quantity of, peanut butter to your dogs is no longer a straightforward one. Why? Because of the sweetener that’s been used to replace the sugar in this line of peanut and other nut butters. That sugar substitute is called .Like other canine , your dog’s peanut allergy is most likely to show itself first with clinical signs on his skin, including itching, redness and bald spots. He may also chew on his feet and legs repeatedly.The first step in diagnosing your dog’s peanut allergy is to eliminate other possible allergens that cause similar clinical signs, including environmental triggers such as mold and dust, and other food ingredients.