Be Careful with Letting Your Dog Eat Chunky Peanut Butter
A little bit of chunky peanut butter is fine for dogs as an occasional treat but there are a couple of things you need to check beforehand. First, check the product label carefully and make sure the chunky peanut butter doesn’t contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs, such as xylitol.
Second, check the consistency and texture of the chunky peanut butter. The chances are low but some chunky peanut butter products may pose a choking hazard, especially for small-breed dogs. Creamy peanut butter might be a safer option for small dogs. Once you have checked these two things, you can start to give your dog a tiny amount of chunky peanut butter as an occasional treat.
It’s important that you moderate the amount of chunky peanut butter your dog eats due to the amount of fat and calories the peanut butter contains. Dogs that are given this too regularly may end up suffering from weight problems sooner than later.