The short answer: It depends.
The long answer: Almonds are not recommended for dogs because they can cause physical obstructions in the airway or stomach. However, when blended and creamed into almond butter, it may be occasionally eaten by your dog as a treat just like peanut butter.
There are risks to letting your dog eat almond butter. Some dogs cannot digest almonds properly, so check with your vet before attempting to feed him this type of butter. Another factor is the high fat content, which may lead to pancreatitis in the long run. Store-bought almond butter may also contain ingredients (such as cinnamon, salt, sugar, or the toxic sweetener xylitol) that are not good for your dog.
If you plan on feeding your dog almond butter, it’s best to make your own unflavoured batch or buy from a trusted source. This way, you can be sure of the ingredients used. Give him just one teaspoon of almond butter to hide his medicine or distract him as you clip his nails.
What to do if your dog accidentally eats almond butter: Check the list of ingredients found in the almond butter he consumed. Contact your vet immediately if it contains ingredients that are harmful for your dog. Observe your canine pet for symptoms of poisoning such as vomiting, lack of coordination, weakness, staggering, collapsing, and/or seizures.
In summary: Though almond butter is packed with vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2, and phosphorus, it is advisable not to feed this to your dog regularly. As long as your pet isn’t allergic to this type of nut, you can occasionally give him all-natural almond butter as a treat!
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