Is It Good or Bad?
Although we know that we should avoid giving away the leftovers to pets, we can not stand the innocent eyes looking at us once in a while and we share the food on our plate with our loyal friends. However, food that is good and healthy for us, unfortunately, does not have the same characteristics for dogs. But, Peanut Butter is not that of foods. One of the things that dogs like is peanut butter. Of course, there is a lot of fat in it, you need to pay attention to it. So it would be better if you give it little by little.
Dogs and also some of the cats’ favorite prize is peanut butter. Peanut butter is a source of protein, as well as vitamins. Mix your dog’s food with peanut butter, fill in the cones and freeze. Keeps your dog busy for hours. It would also be a mental exercise for him.
Make sure that peanut butter is salt-free and natural. Peanut butter is one of the prizes that you can give your dog a little to please. Giving excess is harmful to dogs. And also, unsalted peanut butter is harmless to dogs, but peanuts should not be given to dogs in its raw form.
Be Careful About Xylitol
Recently, there are reports that firms that produce peanut butter and other fatty pastes (hazelnut paste, chestnut puree and similar products) have started to use Xylitol instead of sugar. Xylitol, especially used in gums, causes serious poisoning and death in dogs. Make sure that the contents of the brand which you use when applying peanut butter recipes and additional nutritional recommendations are not Xylitol.
Peanut Butter Recipe
The peanut butter recipe is a highly nutritious and healthy alternative for dogs. If your dog does not have any health problems, discomfort and need a special diet, you can feed your dog, home-made foods. On the other hand, in dry foods, there are some vitamins that we can not easily provide. For this reason, you can also feed your dog with 1 meal of dry food, 1 meal of home food or 1 day of dry food and 1 day of home food. You can also prepare homemade foods for our friends on the street, that is hard find to eat something especially on winter days.
Let’s explain our recipe;
- Ice Mold
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix the coconut oil and peanut butter in a bowl. If the coconut oil is dull, you can melt it for a while, or for a short time by heating it on the stove under low heat. Add cinnamon and continue stirring until it is completely mixed. The mixture will be fluid but intense. Then pour the mixture into ice molds and share. Ready to serve to our feathered friend after it’s completely frozen!
To Sum Up
Your german shepherd can eat peanut butter. But remember that every dog is different; so first give them small amounts of food and measure your dog’s response. And if there is a reaction that you do not expect, you should definitely consult a vet.