A whippet licks from a jar of peanut butter

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

8 December 2022

Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? As peanut butter is a dog-friendly sweet treat (just make sure you avoid any containing the artificial sweetener xylitol which can be toxic to dogs) why not celebrate with some fun games and treats that are all peanut butter related!

You should always give your dogs treats in moderation so pick a couple of these and spread them out over the month. However, there are some added health benefits of peanut butter so it’s a pretty pawsome treat for your pup.

If you are borrowing a dog you should check with the owner whether peanut butter or any of the ingredients listed below are suitable for the dog.

Peanut Butter Games

Peanut butter filled kong

Peanut butter filled kong

This game is really simple but will keep your dog entertained and distracted for a while! All you need to do is take a kong and lay a thick layer of peanut butter around the inner hole of the toy. Once you’ve done this, you can give it to your dog immediately or, you can freeze it for a popsicle style treat! They will be entertained trying to get to the peanut butter for a while so it’s a great trick for when you need a little bit of peace and quiet.

Fill a water bottle with treats or pieces of biscuit from recipes

In this article, we have some great recipes that are made using peanut butter. Why not take one of those treats, break them into little pieces and place them into an empty, plastic water bottle? If you have an active pup or to give them some mental stimulation, this is a great way to do so. They will have to figure out how to tip the bottle in order to get the treats out and then they are rewarded with a delicious morsel.

If you’re feeling creative feel free to give this DIY spinning toy a go too!

Frozen peanut butter on a lick mat

Golden Retriever licking from a lickimat

If you have a lick mat then a super simple way of entertaining your dog while offering them a treat is to put a thin layer of peanut butter across a lick mat. You can also freeze it for an extra challenge if you wish.

Peanut Butter Recipes

We have selected a few of our favourite recipes that have been tried and tested by our office pups. Peanut butter is a great, versatile ingredient so if you are looking for more inspiration, there are a few more recipes over on our Recipe page.

Banana Peanut Butter Treat

Banana and peanut butter treats

With only 3 ingredients, this treat is so simple even your dog could make them. Vegan and gluten-free, they are suitable even for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

View the recipe here.

Banana and Peanut Butter Yoghurt Treats

Banana and peanut butter treats

These frozen treats are bitesize and perfect for a hot day!

View the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Apple Balls

Peanut Butter Apple Ball Dog Treat

This easy recipe takes a cut up apple and covers the slices in peanut butter. How good is that? Your dog is sure to love it but it’s a great human snack too if you are in the mood for sharing.

View the recipe here.

Turkey and Peanut Butter Bites

Turkey and Peanut Butter Bites

Putting turkey with peanut butter may not be a common combination but your dog will go barking mad for these delicious bites. Use them during a training session to gain their full attention.

View the recipe here.

Any new food should be added gradually to your dog's diet so they don't get a poorly tummy. And make sure to always adjust your dog’s daily food allowance so they don’t gain weight while enjoying their delicious new snacks. Avoid giving your dog any foods that they are allergic or intolerant to, or if advised against by your vet.

We hope you have a fabulous peanut butter lovers month and have fun with your pooch! Make sure to tag us in your photos if you try any of these with your borrowed dogs as we always love to see them.

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