Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

jar of peanut butter

Peanut Butter is safe for dogs

Peanut butter is a great source of protein and contains healthy fats for your dog. Choose an all-natural, unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter. Spread some peanut butter on your dog’s Kong toy or bone to keep them distracted for hours. Because peanut butter is high in fat, it should only be given in moderation or it can cause gastrointestinal issues or pancreatitis.

Any peanut butter made with the sugar substitute, xylitol, should be avoided because it is toxic to dogs.