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    Is peanut butter every day okay?

    Hey there. I have a filled marrow bone that cami has hallowed out and I like to give her her breakfast in it.... kibble coated with peanut butter. She loves it and I love to see her happy/busy. But is this okay to do?

    Oh, I am considering mixing bananas in to help coat the kibble so there's not as much peanut butter.

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    I wouldn't give it to my girls every day. Too much sugar in it.. it would be pretty bad for their teeth. Try soaking some kibble in low sodium chicken broth so it soaks it up, then put it in the bone and freeze it. Another thing you could use is plain canned pumpkin, though I wouldn't give that every day either as it has a LOT of Vitamin A which is Fat soluble vitamin, so excess can get stored up in your dogs fat and cause bone diseases and other problems. Maybe plain yogurt, but I don't know how much sugar is in that..

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    Peanut butter every day is not a good idea. It's not good for teeth as noted. It can also elevate cholesterol. We have to give our dog medicine 2x a day and we were putting it in peanut butter. Gave her a really high cholesterol reading at her last checkup. So we've backed off to 1-2 times a week at most.

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    piggy back on this ... we give our dogs meds in http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Balance-.../dp/B001M22TA4

    and less than a tablespoon .... do you think that is okay or is it still not very good

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    I'm not sure if Smart Balance is any better. We were using a low fat peanut butter - still gave her high cholesterol.

    Now we're using gravy from a jar. Her medicine is a powder so we mix it into about a tablespoon of gravy (if you have tablets you can grind them in a pill crusher; if capsules, twist them apart and dump the powder in the gravy).

    It's best if the gravy is cold since the coldness prevents it from dissolving into the gravy and making it taste bitter. Sometimes we put small bits of meat in there to keep her interested in taking her medicine. It's been working for 5 months. We tried a lot of other things before we got to this (mixing with dog food, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese, using pill pockets - nothing worked).

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    how about you use yogurt or cottage cheese instead? they provide probiotics and are alright to feed everyday (low-fat, preferably.)

    peanut butter is full of oils, high cholesterol, and sugar. sounds like a recipe for some pretty serious diarrhea if given often, imo.

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    Currently I use sweet potato and water as my "binder" with the kibble in the frozen kong. then I seal the end with a dab of peanut butter.

    I've used yogurt and water in the past, with the PB on the end as well.

    But I'm not a fan of dairy products for dogs (not sure, but it just feels wrong) and I need more fiber in my dogs diet to help with her colitis issues. I do put a pro-biotic in her feed, so I get the benefit of the yogurt (actually more) without the dairy.

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    I refill Sammy's bones with a blend of non fat plain yorgurn and a touch of natural peanut butter - no salt added (Trader Joes brand green label) - Freeze it and give it as an evening treat. The yogurt is good for him and the bit of peanut butter (less than a teaspoon per bone) makes him happy.

    I give him the real bone with marrow and bit of raw meat usually in the evening sometime during the week but only once or twice a week. I use femur bones from the butcher who cuts them in to 2 inch chunks. And those are really easy to refill and freeze.

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    I let my 5 year old chow/lab have a little PB everynow and then. He loves it. He's as healthy as any dog. I usually generously fill the large kong and freeze it. If we have a scrapped PB jar (plastic) I'll give it to him. But it's only once every 2-3 weeks. Any pill for meds I use the soft beef flavored "Canine Carry Outs". They hide the meds perfectly and the dogs inhale the treats without knowing the meds are in there.

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    Re: Is peanut butter every day okay?

    Peanut butter hasn't any cholesterol. If your dog has high cholesterol it is a reaction to the fat in it, not any cholesterol. It is almost all fat and can cause trouble due to that. Max gets a little most days for his dessert but I do watch how much I give him.

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