Dog Facts

Do dogs eat peanuts?


Dogs can eat peanuts; Peanuts are generally safe for dogs.

Peanuts are not considered to be toxic food to your dog, unlike some other nuts.

Peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are excellent for dog’s heart; contain vitamin E; niacin, which is excellent for helping keeping blood flow in optimal form; contain protein; folate; manganese; are rich in antioxidants; contain fibber, which helps decrease the risk of colon cancer and helps keep the dogs’ stool in good shape; Coenzyme Q10, which ensures optimal oxygen flow to your dogs’ heart; resveratrol; calcium, which helps in development, growth of dogs’ bone health.

There are a couple of things to look out. Peanuts can lead to allergic reactions in some dogs; in the form of skin rash, itching hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat or even a fatal anaphylactic shock. Peanuts can have molls and fungus invasions; the fungus produces a poison called aflatoxin, which is a known carcinogen.

Peanuts contain high levels of fat, and dog have difficulty digesting a lot of fat in their system. When dogs eat something with high levels of fat, they can get stomach aches, diarrhoea, start to vomit and can develop a serious condition called pancreatitis.

Any peanut you give to your dog must be very low in sodium. You should make sure that you remove the shells from any peanuts you feed your dog.

If you’re feeding your dog with a few peanuts from time to time it will be well.