While some dogs will turn their noses up at peanuts, others can't resist them and would eat whole peanuts or even peanut butter if given half a chance. Some owners even stuff bouncy dog toys with peanut butter to make them especially appealing for their canine friends. Before serving peanuts or any other nuts to a dog, it's important to know whether they are safe, the potential health advantages and risks and which form is best for dogs to eat.
There hasn't been a lot of research carried out on the effects of peanuts on dogs. However, peanuts are not known to be poisonous to canines. It's probably safe to feed peanut products occasionally to most dogs. Just like humans, some dogs are allergic to peanuts. It's important to supervise the dog carefully after eating peanuts, especially for the first time, and be vigilant for signs of an allergic reaction.
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