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Are Nut Butter Based Treats The Best For Your Dogs?

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In this article, dogs love for peanut butter, how it is killing them, and how nut butter-based treats are the best training treats for them is discussed. Read on to find out more!

“Every dog comes with loads of loyalty and unconditional love. All he wants is a little attention back!”

– Source Unknown. 

Well, if you have a dog or if you live around one, you might have observed just how much dogs love peanut butter. However, we cannot give our dogs peanut butter because not only is it high in calorific value, and it makes our dogs obese, and it can also lead to pancreatitis. 

Another main reason why most people are generally scared to give peanut butter to their dogs is that the peanut butter companies are mixing a sweetener called xylitol, which is beneficial to humans but is very dangerous to dogs. Many dogs die each year due to consuming peanut butter, which contains xylitol.

There are also many other types of nut butter available in the market because many people are becoming allergic to peanut butter these days. Therefore, the different types of nut butter that we can see on the shelves of any supermarket are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Roasted Almond Butter
  • Pistachio Butter
  • Pecan Butter
  • Walnut Butter and so on

However, not all of them are suitable for feeding to your pet. Yes, cashew butter can be fed to your dogs in very little amounts with a gap of a few days in between each feeding. It is not harmful to your dog. 

Almond butter can also be fed to your dog but in very little proportions. Ensure that you give at least a week’s gap between each feeding. Apart from that, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, and roasted almond butter are a big no to your dog’s well- being. 

Due to this particular reason, the pet food industry has also started making nut butter flavored dog treats. These are the best dog training treats available in the market. You can easily distract your dog by giving them these treats and bathe them or trim their nails. 

You must, however, be careful about the number of nut butter treats that you are giving your dog because, on any given day, a treat of a dog must only be about 10% of their daily caloric intake while the rest must come from their regular food intake. 

If your dog is new to these nut butter treats, introduce them slowly to these best training treats, and then, you will find that they will begin to like these treats more and more gradually. Do not give them more treats at once because it may lead to some GI diseases like tummy aches, diarrhea, and vomiting. 

Yes, nut butter-based treats are the best treats for your dogs. Just ensure that they are given in the right quantities, and you are good to go. We hope you have more happy paws in your life!  


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