Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

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Yes! Being one of dogs’ favorite treats, it’s good to know that peanut butter is safe for your pup. Whether you’re adding it to your dog’s hollowed-out bone or using it to sneak his medication, regular peanut butter is okay for your dog to eat.

Which Peanut Butter Is Safe For Dogs?

While it’s important to remember that all snacks should be given to our furry friends in moderation, peanut butter can be a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamin B and E, and niacin, according to the American Kennel Club. It’s best if your peanut butter is unsalted with no extra sugar.

While most peanut butter brands will be safe for your dog to eat, it’s important to be aware of some sugar-free peanut butters containing the ingredient xylitol, a sugar substitute, that can be toxic and fatal to dogs. It causes hypoglycemia in dogs, which is a rapid release of insulin followed by a rapid decrease in blood sugar levels, which should be treated right away.


Although regular peanut butter serves as a nice snack for your pup, it isn’t recommended that you feed your dog regular peanuts. Peanuts typically contain too much sodium and fat content to be beneficial for your dog’s health.

Zoë Butler
Author: Zoë Butler

Content Writer for DogFriendly.com.

Zoë Butler
Author: Zoë Butler

Content Writer for DogFriendly.com.

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