Can my dog eat Groundnuts?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/04/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Groundnuts? Safe for dogs to eat

 

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Groundnuts, also known as peanuts, are a common snack for most of us (who aren’t allergic to them!). Peanuts can be a healthy snack depending on how they’ve been prepared and how they’re used in cooking. This versatile nut can be made into peanut butter, used in salads, stir fries and more. Not only that, but groundnuts offer quite a bit of nutrition, including fiber, protein, Vitamins B6, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, choline, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and more.

Can my dog eat peanuts? The short answer is yes, but it depends on how they’ve been prepared. Peanuts that have been roasted and salted should not be fed to your fur baby. They’re loaded with too much salt that could cause health problems. Instead, treat your pup with dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts. They can also enjoy peanut butter that’s low in sugar and sodium. You should make peanuts a rare treat, as they’re also high in fat. Feeding them too often to your pet may lead him to gain weight, etc. If the peanuts are still in the shell, be sure to remove this before giving them to your dog. Can my puppy eat peanuts? Yes, but only in moderation and as described above. Be aware that if your dog eating too many peanuts, he could develop digestive problems or a condition such as pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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