Is powdered peanut butter really safe for dogs?

Have you found yourself wondering if powdered peanut butter was really safe for your dog?

How often have you found yourself letting your dog lick peanut butter off a spoon as a special treat? 

Are you aware of the risk of feeding your dog Jiff, Peter Pan or Skippy and other prepackaged peanut butter brands?

Lets review the good and bad on peanut butter and peanut butter power, you'll be surprised at the difference.

1. Powdered Peanut Butter Is Much Lower in Calories

Regular peanut butter that you and I eat and purchased from a grocery store is loaded with calories, fat and sugar. Per volume, it has to be one of the most calorific dense foods there is.
  • A single serving of natural or any peanut butter – 2 tablespoons – and contains about 190 calories and 16 grams of fat, and let's be honest, you don’t measure a tablespoon when making a peanut butter sandwich or grabbing a quick scoop out of the jar.  As a result, you're probably feeding your dog more than a tablespoon.
If you did feed them a normal serving, you’d be shocked by just how small 2 level tablespoons really are.
  • Store bought peanut butter is loaded with trans-fatty acids are one of the most toxic food substances today. Trans fats are the result of a highly toxic process that makes foods more stable.

This process is hydrogenation. It’s what allows trans fats a long shelf life so they can sit on a grocery store shelf for months without going bad. 

The process of hydrogenation means they take a plant oil, add a nickel catalyst, heat it, and then remove the nickel catalyst.

The result is toxic fat. And it’s linked to chronic inflammation that causes diseases such as

  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • heart disease

So … check the labels for trans fats before you buy your peanut butter. If you see hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients … leave it on the supermarket shelf!

This means that treating your dog to a spoonful or store bought peanut butter could easily put them onto the road to obesity, arthritis, diabetes and more  – i.e., more calories than needed to maintain their weight and increased risk of inflammation and related diseases.
Active Dawg all-natural peanut butter powder, on the other hand, only contains about 25% the calories – at 60 calories for a 2 tbsp serving, has 0 trans fats, 0.75 grams of total fat and 98 mg of protein per serving.
 

2. Powdered Peanut Butter Is Safer and Has Less Health Risks than Store Bought Peanut Butter

Consider what a vet bill will cost you to have your dog treated for pancreatitis from a high fat diet.

"Treatment cost can vary between $200 and $1,000-plus per episode, depending on the size of the dog, the severity of the condition and how many days of treatment are required. The cost includes diagnosis, which could involve laboratory tests, X-rays and ultrasound, as well as round-the clock monitoring and multiple blood tests per day during hospitalization -- which can last from one to five days or more."1

It's not unheard of to hear vet bills for pancreatitis running over $10,000.00.

After a pancreatitis attack your dog will need changes in their diet which is the most important component in the long-term management of dogs with acute pancreatitis. High-fat diets, abrupt changes in food type and composition, and access to trash or table scraps should be avoided.

Certain breeds like, Miniature Schnauzers and Yorkshire Terriers are more prone to  pancreatitis – even a very small amount of a high-fat treat such as peanut butter can be enough to bring on or accelerate their pancreatitis and should be completely avoided.

If you read the label of store bought peanut butter, don't be surprised if you read that most of these products contain added sugar. They also contain palm oil, which can cause intestinal issues for some dogs.

3. Powdered Peanut Butter Is Easier to Put on Their Food

Feeding your dogs regular peanut butter is probably a messy ordeal, although they will lick a spoon and any thing that falls clean, leaving a sticky residue for you to

Licked the bowl clean of kibble coated with Active Dwg all-natural peanut butter powder

clean. 

Peanut butter power is really easy to feed a dog. Just sprinkle a little r onto their food, like a seasoning or mix with water and coat their kibble with it and watch them lick the bowl clean. That’s it. This means no sticky fingers or dirty spoons, which I hate.

If you want to, you could also mix it with a bit of water and make a sauce, but it really doesn’t matter.

4. Your Dogs Will Absolutely Love Peanut Butter Powder

I cannot emphasize enough how the Active Dawg fans - our fans are dogs love peanut butter powder coated on their dry food / kibble, or mixed with water and

Fill a Kong with Kibble oated with Active Dawg all-natural peanut butter powder and freeze it, watch your dog go crazy

frozen as a dog-go peanut butter Popsicle or mixed with water to coat kibble and used to fill a Kong.

They love it so much, and have grown to the point where, if I don’t put any in their food bowl with their kibble, they look at you, like, “Hey you forgot something!” – demanding you finish preparing their food the correct way!!!

When they’re done eating, they lick their bowls clean, then lick each other’s bowls clean, and then look at me again, like, “Really? That’s it?”

5. Peanut Butter Powder Stimulates a Dogs Appetite

If you have a dog who’s a finicky or picky eater, a little powdered peanut butter on their kibble will  get their interest and them to eat.

Make homemade treats from the recipes below as special treats for your dog.  There are multiple recipes that can be made in minutes below.

6. How to give your dog peanut butter powder?

Peanut butter powder can easily be sprinkled on your dogs food, mixed with water and used to cat their kibble or mixed with kibble and used to fill a Kong as a special treat. 

Make dog Popsicle's by mixing with water and freezing in ice cube trays.  Mix with water and feed as a special treat or add to a dog water bottle and carry it with you on a hike with your fur buddy.

Make healthy homemade dog treats, here's a few recipes:

Healthy homemade dog treats for the picky eater 

What dog doesn't love a treat filled Kong recipes

Healthy oven baked dog treats

Anti-inflammatory dog treats for dogs with arthritis and heart disease

Are There Any Risks To Feeding My Dog Peanut Butter Powder?

As with dog human companions, some dogs are allergic to peanuts. If your dog has a peanut allergy, feeding them peanut butter powder may result in itchy skin, difficulty breathing hair loss, agitation, and potentially inflamed skin lesions.

At the end of the day, we all want, happy, healthy Active Dawgs as our long-term

Unconditional dog love from active dwg peanut butter powder

faithful companions. 

Nothing bets a dog unconditional love.

References:

1.  How Much Does Dog Pancreatitis Treatment Cost?

2. Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

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