We use 100% peanuts to make delicious peanut butter dog biscuits but we often hear comments such as ‘but dogs can’t eat peanut butter’ and ‘is it safe’. So I thought I’d explain more about peanut butter and what you need to watch out for.
Firstly let me say that our peanut butter is 100% peanuts. There is nothing added and there is absolutely no Xylitol in any of our biscuits.
Packed with nutrition
A serving of peanut butter has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6. Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 1 ounce of nuts or peanut butter (about 2 tablespoons) at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%. Peanut butter is chock-full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
What you need to watch out for
Xylitol, a sweetener used in many foods, including peanut butter, yogurt, toothpaste and chewing gum, is safe for humans but potentially deadly for dogs. Most peanut butters are free of the sweetener, but its use as a low-calorie alternative to sugar is increasing, which means dog owners need to be vigilant when it comes to what their pets are eating.
Peanut butter brands that contain xylitol include Go Nuts, Co., Krush Nutrition, Nuts ‘N More and P28 Foods.
How to check? All products have to show their ingredients so check the ingredient list for zylitol. Pure peanut butter will only have one ingredient – peanuts. The peanut butter we use has only one ingredient!
Be safe and let them enjoy their peanut butter
Now you know what to watch out for you can safely let your dog(s) enjoy peanut butter and see their happy faces when eating it.
If you want to treat your dog to some of our biscuits then visit our shop.
Check out this fabulous video of dogs eating peanut butter – which sums up how yummy it is!