Dogs and Peanut Butter

8042354821_8a129edb6b_nPeanut butter when served in moderation makes for a fun, tasty experience for your canine. Here are some  benefits of pairing peanut butter with dogs:

  • A useful way to administer medication
  • A healthy challenge when added with a toy that can be filled with the creamy goods
  • Often used as a supplement for underweight canines

Your canine will enjoy the creamy taste of peanut butter, but only a couple times a week. Peanut butter fed in excess may cause diarrhea and obesity.

If you should have any unopened cans of pumpkin left over from the holidays a healthy way to serve your canine peanut butter would be in the form of Pumpkin Peanut Butter treats. Here is a Pumpkin Peanut Butter recipe that your canine is likely to love. The only suggestion I would make for the linked recipe is to change the bake time from 35 minutes to only 10 minutes. Yes, that is a large cut in the bake time, but we made this recipe at home the other day and found 10 minutes to be the perfect bake time. This treat was thoroughly enjoyed in the home, even by the humans!