If you’re like most people, you may have some experience with getting a pet dog or a new type of animal for your family. You probably know that they can have different dietary needs than humans (e.g. a veggie human can have a beef eating doggo). You may also know that dog food is expensive, so you’ll need to rely on your own or other people’s leftovers for feeding your new friend. If only it were that easy! Well, actually it can be and probably is if you have the right ingredients at hand (leftovers, in this case).
Apple and peanut butter are both staple household food. You must have eaten juicy apples by dipping them in peanut butter, and wondered if the leftover pieces can be given to your dog. If that’s the case, we have the answer.
The answer to ‘Can dogs eat apples with Peanut Butter?’ is yes, if you carefully take precautions. There are several ways to do this, but the most important one to keep in mind is this: don’t give your dog lots of fruit or other fruit-based treats at one time. This makes it very easy for your pet to get sick if they eat too much at once. Apples dipped in peanut butter can be an occasional treat, but not a part of their regular diet.
This article will explore the details and explain why dogs can eat apples with peanut butter, and also what the most important things are to remember about this topic.
Is Apple With Peanut Butter Safe for Dogs?
Apple with peanut butter is safe for dogs because they do have the enzyme for breaking down the contents of both the fruit and the peanut paste. They are able to digest it, but too much of it can cause their stomach lining to swell and can lead to complications.
Apples, in itself, are healthy for dogs. The chemicals in apples can help build their immune system. When apples are chewed up, the juice is able to coat the dog’s teeth and prevent tartar from building up. Apples also have a lot of Vitamin A which protects the skull and spine of your dog, preventing inflammation or infections in these areas to keep them healthy. But, they are not without risks. Your dog may not be able to digest the fruit properly, which can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. The second risk is the quantity. Dogs must only eat apples in moderation because they are high in sugar. Eating too many will cause weight gain and other health problems in your dog’s health such as obesity and diabetes.
Similarly, peanut butter is also safe for dogs, but only in moderation. It provides them with extra energy and helps to reduce bacterial load in their mouth causing plaque buildup and gum disease. However, too much of it can cause digestive issues. A dog’s natural diet is very similar to that of a wolf in the wild. Dogs when in nature, do not have access to nut butter. This makes it very hard for dogs to digest large amounts of peanut butter and other types of nut butters such as almonds. (If your dog has an allergy to peanuts, then they will likely react badly to peanut butter.
The main thing that you should remember about this topic is that your dog cannot eat apples with peanut butter every day or more than four times in a week. Just like you need a day off from remaining too much of anything, dogs must take time off as well. For example, if you feed your dog apples with peanut butter on Wednesday then on Friday don’t feed them any more for a few days until Sunday again.
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It’s the perfect combination- the crisp sweetness of the apple and the rich nuttiness of the peanut butter. If your dog can tolerate apples, then it should be no problem for her to eat some with peanut butter as well. But, keep in mind, it should only be fed in small regulated amounts. Too much of it will likely result in digestive issues such as vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite in dogs.
Kindly approach your veterinarian before giving apples with peanut butter, or any human food to your pet. It is best to consult with them first, because they have a better understanding of what is good for their pets.
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2 thoughts on “Can Dogs Eat Apples With Peanut Butter? Yes, But Take These Precautions”
I’m glad to know peanut butter is okay for my dogs. I’ll continue to use it to spice up their apples.
My three-and-a-half-month-old shepherd, adores peanut butter! 😄