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What Does a Peanut Butter Dog Treat Do for My Dog?

Updated on August 14, 2009

Peanut butter has been a staple among people of the Americas for generations. It has also found its place among our pets as well. Peanut butter treats for dogs has become an industry that has exploded into a vibrant market. Pets are like family members, or even children, in our homes. We like our special treats, and of course so do our pets. We like our peanut butter cups, our peanut butter filled chocolate, our peanut butter fudge, and of course peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Our dogs also have peanut butter treats to enjoy as well. A peanut butter dog treat can help a dog’s health and their breath as well. Did you know that peanut butter is loaded with antioxidants? You see, as animals we, and our pets of course, use oxygen to burn energy in our cells. Oxygen actually happens to be quite corrosive. This process of oxidation is actually quite damaging to our cells. Antioxidants prevent further oxidation and clean up the pre-existing oxidation within our cells. Without this damage in our cells we function so much better.

Peanut Butter and Canine Diabetes

So when we give our dog a peanut butter dog treat we are actually aiding in making our dog’s bodies operate more efficiently. Peanut butter, which is directly derived from peanuts, has so many health benefits available. Peanuts naturally contain protein as well as some basic carbohydrates. When these two work together, carbohydrates are used more efficiently as fuel. This is great for dogs that have diabetes as well.

When a dog has diabetes, the insulin needed to unlock the cells is inhibited; this means that the sugar in the bloodstream is over-abundant. The sugar that builds up in the bloodstream causes permanent damage to nerves and cells throughout the body. Peanut butter has the right balance of protein and carbohydrates to help the dog’s body put that sugar to use so that it can be metabolized. There are so many advantages for your dog’s health to use a peanut butter dog treat.

Peanut Oil in Peanut Butter

Peanut butter treats also have this incredible ability to reduce the bad breath of a dog. Peanut butter contains peanut oil. Peanut oil contains omega fatty-acids. These are not the direct cause for the better breath. The peanut oil has the ability to coat the smell produced by the bacteria. It acts much like baking soda in this manner. The molecules that make up the smell are coated by the oil. This helps them to pass through the dog’s body rather than on its breath.

Now back to the omega fatty-acids. These cool fats actually help the body to reduce bad cholesterol. It’s important to kick cholesterol because it builds up in your bloodstream and can cause blockages which lead to heart attacks and strokes. This can cause permanent damage and even death. So with so many benefits available through peanut butter, when you are walking down the pet food aisle at your local grocer pick up a box of peanut butter treats for your special dog. You can even order them on-line. Love your dog get it a peanut butter dog treat.


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