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Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Did you know that you can treat your dog to peanut butter? Yes, you can. You can stuff a kong toy with peanut butter and freeze it. Then when you leave the house, you can give them their kong or you can give it to them when they are in their crate to keep them busy.

A good way to trick your dog to take medication is to put the pill or capsule in a wad of peanut butter and give it to him or her. Works like a charm!

The health benefits of giving your dog peanut butter are amazing. “Not only is it a good source of protein, but it also contains heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E. The best peanut butter to feed your dog is raw and unsalted.” http://dogsnaturally.com.

In my opinion, raw and unsalted is best.  You can purchase that at Publix Supermarket and or Whole Foods Market.  But don’t overdo it. Also, do not give a lot of peanut butter to your dog, as he or she can gain weight.

However, a word to the wise on peanut butter. Make sure the peanut butter you choose does not contain xylitol. Xylitol can be fatal to dogs. Reading the label before purchasing is a must!

On a side note, For information on National Peanut Butter Day and the History behind it, kindly visit the website below. Happy National Peanut Butter Day.

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-peanut-butter…/

Think peanut butter is safe for your pets, think again!

Peanut butter is a nice treat that you can give your pets.  You can stuff a Kong toy with it, put it on a celery stick, make your own peanut butter treats, and you can even hide pills in it to trick your pet to take their meds!  Dogs love it!  But beware!  There are some brands of peanut butter that contain xylitol, which is deadly to pets.  When you are purchasing peanut butter, make sure you READ THE INGREDIENTS.

Here is a very helpful article that contains some of the brands that contain Xylitol, the effects of when a dog ingests it, and what to do.  If you suspect your pet has had any xylitol, contact your vet and/or Pet Poison Control immediately.

As a pet sitter in Jupiter, FL, we like this recipe. Click on this link Homemade Peanut Butter for your dog(s).  Your dog will love this!!!!

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