Why Dogs Go Nuts for Peanut Butter

Have you ever met a dog that didn't go wild for peanut butter? PB is undeniably delicious, and can be a healthy treat for your pup when fed in moderation. 

According to nutrition experts, dogs are hardwired to prefer foods that are high in salt, fat, and protein since they represent high-calorie options. Dr. Susan Wynn, a veterinary nutritionist, suspects that it's the roasted aroma of peanut butter that draws them in, signaling high protein and fat content. 

What's the best way to feed PB to my pup?

Be sure to look for natural, unsweetened peanut butter with no additives. (Think: the kind that separates naturally in the jar.) Steer especially clear of xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs.

In v-dog wiggle biscuits: Our Peanut Butter Wiggle Biscuits are a great bite-sized snack. Crack open a bag and watch your pup wiggle with excitement!

As a kibble mix-in: Combine equal parts water and peanut butter and mix until smooth. Drizzle over your pup's kibble as a creamy "sauce" for their main meal.

In homemade biscuits: PB, carrots, and chickpeas form the base of these yummy dog cookies.

As a pill pocket: Slice a banana and sandwich your pup's meds with a dollop of PB.

As a training treat: PB is a high-value snack, which makes it perfect for training. These Chia Peanut Butter Training Treats have a soft, bread-like texture and can be made into any size you'd like.

On a spoon! We can't forget the classic, most entertaining way to feed peanut butter to your pup. Share your videos with us on Instagram @vdogfood!


Wiggle-icious and nutritious! V-dog's wiggle biscuits are just one of the plant-powered products we offer. Our nutritionally complete and balanced vegan kibble is packed with 24% animal-free protein and superfoods like quinoa, lentils, and peas. Check out what we make here!

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