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Can dogs eat peanut butter? - Feeding Your Dog Peanut Butter


Can dogs eat peanut butter? Is peanut butter safe for dogs? What is the best peanut butter to give to my dog? What are some homemade dog treats I can make with peanut butter?

dog licking peanut butter from mouth

We're answering all of your top dog and peanut butter questions in this blog.

Peanut Butter is a beloved snack for all ages, but did you know that dogs also love peanut butter? Peanut Butter is a great treat for dogs as long as it’s the right kind of peanut butter. In this post, we share what kind of peanut butter is safe for dogs and creative ways to treat your dog with this delicious treat. 

If you’ve ever given your dog a lick of peanut butter you probably noticed two things:

  1. How funny it is when they lick the peanut butter stuck on the roof of their mouth 
  2. That they usually LOVE it and instantly want more

Most pups, love peanut butter and as such, it is perfect to use as a high-value treat or to help get your dog to take medication. But, not all peanut butter is created equal and it’s important to understand what kinds of peanut butter are safe and healthy for our furry friends.

The most frequently asked questions when it comes to pups and peanut butter are "Can dogs eat peanut butter?" and “Is it safe to give my dog?”.

Whenever you consider feeding your dog “human food” it’s always a good idea to consult your veterinarian. That being said, peanut butter is a great treat for dogs as long as it is given in moderation and doesn’t contain xylitol. 

What is xylitol?

Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute in certain kinds of food, including some peanut butter. While Xylitol is safe for human consumption, it is NOT safe for our pets. Even in small doses, xylitol can be toxic for our pups so it’s super important to inspect the ingredients of your peanut butter before you give a spoonful to your dog.

Why is xylitol dangerous for dogs?

Xylitol is toxic to dogs. Xylitol, even in small amounts, can cause a drop in a dog’s blood pressure which can cause disorientation and seizures. A large amount of xylitol consumption can also cause harm to the liver and sadly, even cause death in dogs. 

What peanut butter is safe to give my dog then? Go With Natural Peanut Butter!

Your best bet when selecting a peanut butter that is safe and healthy for your dog is to choose peanut butter with no additives. Natural peanut butter traditionally contains one ingredient, peanuts!

Nudemarkt Natural Peanut Butter has no additives and is certified dog-approved.

Choose either our smooth peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter as a reward treat or use it to bake them some healthy treats! You can order online or find us at these retailers

If you’re shopping at the grocery store, your best bet is to check the natural foods section to find peanut butter for your pup. You can also make your own homemade peanut butter with a decent food processor or blender!

Treating Your Dog with Peanut Butter

As a pet parent, we love to treat our pups with a spoonful of natural peanut butter right from the jar! But, there are so many great ways to share this tasty treat with your pooches.

Here are some of our favorite ways to give your dogs peanut butter:

  • Fill their Kong or other enrichment toys with peanut butter and let them lick away!
  • Is bath time challenging for you and your dog? Try spreading some peanut butter on the wall of the tub or use a lick mat to keep your pup distracted while you get them clean
  • Bake some homemade healthy dog treats with peanut butter for them

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Homemade peanut butter dog treats are the best way to know exactly what is going into your dog’s tummy. Luckily, there are so many great ideas for healthy homemade peanut butter dog treats out there.

Try Nudemarkt Natural Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Biscuits

Our number one favorite, are these natural peanut butter dog biscuits. With 6 simple ingredients (flour, baking powder, smooth peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter, water, honey, and eggs) these homemade peanut butter dog treats are safe and healthy for your pup! 

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Some other great ideas for homemade treats for pet parent's to make for their dog are:

  • Peanut Butter Dog Donuts
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Dog Treats
  • Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pupcakes
  • Peanut Butter Puppy Ice Cream

We love our pups and we want to make sure we’re feeding them nothing but the best! Peanut butter is safe for dogs, just make sure to always check the label to make sure there are no unhealthy ingredients before you give it to your dog.

dog licking peanut butter off of spoon

Looking for peanut butter that’s safe for your dog, try our Smooth or Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter. Healthy, delicious, and pup-approved. You can shop online or find it at a local retailer near you!

We love when you share pics of your dogs enjoying our peanut butter. Make sure to tag us in your social media posts or comment below with your favorite peanut butter dog treat recipes

Your Peanut Butter and Dog Questions Answered:

Can dogs eat peanut butter?

  • Yes! As long as it does not contain Xylitol. Always check the ingredients before you give peanut butter to your dog.

What is the best peanut butter to give your dog?

  • The best peanut butter to give your dog is natural peanut butter that does not have any additives. Peanuts and nothing else for our pups!

Is peanut butter healthy for dogs?

  • In moderation, natural peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein and healthy fats for dogs. It’s always best to consult with your veterinarian before giving peanut butter to your pup.

Could my dog be allergic to peanut butter?

  • Some dogs, like humans, can be allergic to peanut butter. If you give your dog peanut butter and you suspect your pup may be allergic, make sure you consult your veterinarian.

Is Nudemarkt Natural Peanut Butter safe for dogs?

  • Absolutely! Nudemarkt Smooth & Crunchy Peanut Butter is made only with peanuts. So you can rest assured when you give your dog Nudemarkt Peanut Butter, it is a safe and healthy treat.

How much peanut butter is safe to give your dog?

  • Natural Peanut Butter is rich in natural fats and protein. These are great for dogs, but too much of a good thing can lead to obesity and other health complications. So, you can give your dog peanut butter for a treat but make sure you also alternate with healthier treats like dog-friendly vegetables and fruits! When giving your dog peanut butter as a treat, keep the 10% rule in mind. Treats shouldn't make up more than 10% of your dog's daily food intake.


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