Can dogs eat honey-roasted peanuts?

In this article, we will answer the question “Can dogs eat honey-roasted peanuts?”, and can dogs eat peanut butter?

Can dogs eat honey-roasted peanuts?

Yes, your dog can occasionally have honey-roasted peanuts. You should not feed honey-roasted peanuts daily to your furry friend because their high-fat content can lead to pancreatitis and gastroenteritis. 

Moreover, some dogs are allergic to peanuts. So, If it is your first time feeding honey-roasted peanuts to your dog, start with a small amount. Peanut allergy symptoms include redness, itchiness, bald patches, and scratching. 

Contact your vet If your dog shows any of these symptoms. Some experts claim that honey roasted peanuts are unsafe for dogs because of the additives. 

Therefore, It is recommended to feed raw unsalted peanuts to your dog. The husk of peanuts is a choking hazard for dogs. Make sure to remove it before feeding peanuts to your dog.

Can dogs eat peanut butter?

Yes, dogs can eat peanut butter. It is important to feed the right type of peanut butter to your dog. Skip any brand that has a lot of added sugar. Go for the one with less salt, natural oil, and peanuts. This type of peanut butter likely has a crunchy texture which the dogs enjoy eating. 

How much peanut butter can my dog have?

Peanut butter is rich in proteins which is the perfect catch for a dogs’ diet. But it also contains a significant amount of fats, sugars, and salts. 

Whatever the type of peanut butter you choose to feed to your dog, it should not exceed more than 10% of the daily caloric requirement of your dog. The high sugar and fat content puts your dog at a greater risk of obesity and/or pancreatitis. 

Risks of feeding peanut butter to your dog

Let’s talk about xylitol 

Xylitol is a natural substitute for sugar and is widely used in gums, toothpaste, and human food. But xylitol is very toxic for dogs. Since xylitol is natural sugar, make sure you read the ingredients even If the product says “All Natural Ingredients”. 

Peanuts butter brands like Go Nuts, Co, Krush Nutrition, P28, Nuts ‘N added xylitol as a sweetener in the past.

The high-fat content is problematic 

The high fat and high sugar food takes time to digest. When you give high-fat food to your dog, it puts a strain on their liver that has to work extra hard to break down those fats. This puts your dog at a greater risk of Pancreatitis. 

Added sugars are bad for your dogs’ health 

The high sugar content of peanut butter has the same disastrous results on the health of dogs as it has on humans. It destroys your dog’s teeth, triggers or worsens diabetes, and leads to obesity in your dog. 

Peanut allergies and dogs 

Even though peanut allergies rarely occur in dogs, they shouldn’t be ignored. If it is your first time feeding peanut butter to your dog, start with a small amount and wait to see If your dog shows symptoms of allergy. 

These symptoms include severe itching; swelling, particularly around his eyes or muzzle; hives or small areas of swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; rapid or difficult breathing; or collapse. If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, contact your vet.

Other FAQs about Peanuts which you may be interested in.

How to cook raw peanuts without the shell?

Do peanuts go bad?

How to salt unsalted peanuts?

When to feed your dog peanut butter?

Giving a pill or medication

Peanut butter makes for a great disguise when you want to give a pill to your dog. Just coat the pill with peanut butter thoroughly and present it to your dog. 

Your dog will eat the pill thinking it’s a treat. If your dog is an expert at knowing when you are disguising a medicine, make him a sandwich. 

For this, apply some peanut butter on a thumb-size piece of beard, put the pill on it, and roll the bread. This trick works in most cases unless your dog is a Houdini.

Distraction for grooming or bathing 

Apply some peanut butter on a dish or play toy or bath wall to distract your dog while you clip its nails or bathe him. 

Served in treats 

Some of the peanut butter treat inspirations include carrot and peanut butter treat, pumpkin peanut butter frozen treat, Peanut Butter Macaroon Munchies, and Goat’s Milk N’ Cookies.

Can dogs eat dried mango?

Yes, dogs can have dried mango as snacks or treats, once or twice a week. Make sure the dried mango does not have added sugars. Prefer feeding all-natural soft dried mango bits without the peel and pit. 

The pit and peel part is a choking hazard for pets. As mentioned above, too much sugar can prompt diarrhea and vomiting in dogs. So make sure you do not go overboard with dried mango.

Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “Can dogs eat honey-roasted peanuts?”, and can dogs eat peanut butter?

References

https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blog/can-dogs-eat-peanut-butter/
https://jalifruit.co/blogs/news/can-dogs-eat-dried-fruit

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.