You may have noticed how much dogs love peanut butter.
It seems this would be an easy, inexpensive and all natural treat for your canine, right? As well as a sneaky way to insert puppy meds into. Well it turns out a new various kinds of peanut butter is on the market which is replacing sugar with a replace which is actually deadly to dogs. Its called xylitol.
Here are the current brands which contain the ingredient, xylitol:
1. Go Nuts, Co.
2. Hanks Protein Plus Peanut Butter
3. Krush Nutrition
4. Nuts N More
These are considered specialty peanut butters, but nevertheless the product contains xylitol and should be avoided at all costs in regards to using as a puppy treat. You should always look at all peanut butter labels to make sure this ingredient doesnt exist if you have a puppy in the house.
So what exactly is Xylitol?
This is a sugar substitute which has garnered a lot of popularity due to the dental benefits it has. Its also been used with people who have diabetes as a substitute for sugar. It has cavity preventing properties and a low glycemic indicator stimulating it good for tooth decay prevention and benefits for health overall. But, while its safe for humen, it can be dangerous for dogs even in small amounts.