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Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?

Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?

The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities.

The long answer: Peanuts are high in fat, making them harder for dogs to process. If your dog eats too many peanuts, it may develop into pancreatitis—a disease that results in painful, inflamed pancreas.

How to feed peanuts to your dog: You can give them raw, or you can try boiling or roasting them without adding any seasoning. Don’t forget to take the peanuts out of the shell because the fibrous outer covering cannot be digested by your dog. Because of their small size, peanuts may also cause blockage in your dog’s air passage, stomach, and/or intestines. It is best to watch over your dog as he eats it. Some dogs may also be allergic to peanuts, so before feeding your dog a handful, give him a piece first and see how his body reacts to it.

Here are three ideas for peanut treats your dog will love:

  1. Mash your peanuts, mix a bit of olive oil, and serve it as all-natural peanut butter.
  2. Introduce a different flavor to your dog by slightly roasting the peanuts you serve him.
  3. Give your dog a tasty treat of crushed peanuts and chopped celery.

In summary: As long as they’re served raw or cooked without any flavouring (salt, sugar, or any artificial seasoning), peanuts can be a good treat for your dog to have once in a while. Discover which other nuts dogs can safely eat in our “can dogs eat” category.

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