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Q: Peanut Butter and Dogs!

March 3, 2009 | By Kate T. | 50 answers | Expired: 2053 days ago

Peanut Butter and Dogs!

I know you should always watch your dog with any food, even if they do not have allergies. But...I just started leaving my dog a peanut butter filled bone every morning before I go to work to occupy him. He has been fine with them, but as a mommy I still worry. I just wanted to see what other Mommy's and Daddy's out there had to say about this situation. Do you think it is OK to leave your dog with a peanut butter filled bone alone? Any comments/tips would be very helpful!!

-I jus wanted to add that the bones I use are beef bones from the butcher. All of which have no small parts are I either buy the hollowed out ones or the solid ones. I would use a Kong, but Murphy eats them to pieces and I know that is a possible choking hazard!

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Rusty  K.
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Mar 04, 2009

Luckily my dog doesn't destroy Kongs and I can leave her with them. There are also sterilized hollow bones that are stuffed. You can restuff them and they are very hard.

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ozy b.
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Mar 04, 2009

PB is ok for dogs as long as it is not contaminated, and in moderation. Too much PB can cause diarrhea on dogs. Ask me how I know.

Here is a trick you can try: PB in room temperature is too easy to eat, and my dog can clean up every lick of PB off a piece of bone. So I would stuff the bone with PB then freeze it overnight. The PB filling would be frozen solid when you give the PB filled bone to the dog. It will prolong the fun and keeps the dog interest high since the PB would thaw and the hard as rock PB would turn softer again (which dog would love).

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Schraders
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Mar 06, 2009

I wouldn't be as concerned about the peanut butter as I would be about the bones. Our Vet says dogs shouldn't have bones.

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