Yep that's right! That luscious peanut spread is NOT healthy for your Dog!
Used commonly to fill Kong's, Lickimats and other pacifying toys to keep puppies and dogs occupied and busy its really not a good option. This is why? Also I'll give you some healthier natural options
NO FEEDING PEANUT BUTTER
~ May contain zylitol ( a food additive/sweetener ) or zylitol derivatives.
~ May cause seizures, liver failure, death. A serious toxin to dogs
~ High in lectins: dogs can’t process lectins
~ Can cause an inflammatory response
Especially dogs with IBD ( irritate bowel disease )or any type of inflammatory
Zylitol is a sweetener and toxic to dogs. Peanuts block absorbing nutrients
Peanuts are high in fitid acid; certain acids can reduce iron absorption by 50%
They can inhibit the digestibility of starches, proteins and good fats.
Can be in peanuts/corn/wheat
MOULDS: Aflatoxins & contaminents
Peanuts can be prone to moulds; before or after harvesting.
Problem with corn, wheat…..a lot of what goes into many pet foods!
Also can contain Aspergillus spore, a type of fungus that produces cancer-causing aflatoxin.
What are Aflatoxins
Aflatoxins are a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that are found on agricultural crops such as maize (corn), peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts. The main fungi that produce aflatoxins are Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, which are abundant in warm and humid regions of the world. Aflatoxin-producing fungi can contaminate crops in the field, at harvest, and during storage.
Crops sprayed have a higher amount of toxins
PLEASE DO NOT feed your Dog/s peanut butter
Kongs, Lickimats etc can be filled/smeared with the following:
~fresh mince, goats or sheep plain yoghurt, mashed banana, grated apple or carrot, canned sardines in spring water
Wishing you all amazing health!
Founder. YAP WEAR
Almond butter is ok