Can Dogs Eat Almond Butter? The Harsh Truth Revealed

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Dogs love food as much as the next human does. And that next human may be you, the dog owner, in particular. Truth of the matter is, dogs will want to eat just about anything. More so, when it is given by you, his or her owner.

With that being said, sometimes you end up giving your dogs a couple of food that you may or may not even sure if it is allowed to given to your dog. Case in point, you might be eating almonds and you might have accidentally given your almond.

However, afterwards, a great number of questions raced and ran through your mind. As such, you might now be worried and you might be asking yourself, can dogs eat almond?

And if not, what should you do? Well, you may start to ease up because in this article, I’ve given you a little troubleshooting guide plus all the answers to your questions. Read away! 

The Relationship between Almond Nuts and Dogs 

Before anything else, let us first consider what almond butter is made of. It is, from the name itself, almond. Since almond is primarily what will affect the effects of almond butter to dogs, let us find out first the relationship between almond and dogs.

Let’s first tackle the relationship between nuts and dogs to detect any form of toxicity or harmful elements. So you see, there are many types of nuts in this world. As such, your dogs possess different relationships with the different nuts. For example, we have cashew and peanuts.

These two nuts are considered and regarded as safe. However, I highly suggest that you still follow a rigorous process when feeding your dogs cashew and peanuts and follow certain precautionary measures.

Meanwhile, we also have two more types of nuts. These types are macadamia and walnuts. These types are what you may call and regard as toxic. And obviously, this is where you have to be very careful with.

This is because while they may seem harmless at first, they can lead to a couple of digestive problems such as an upset stomach.

Meanwhile, there is the almond that is not really poisonous or toxic but when feed too much, it may pose a problem to your dog’s health. Moderation is key. But also bare in mind that your dog may end up choking on almonds, as well. 

Can Dogs Eat Almonds Butter?

So with all that being said, what is the actual verdict? How does the effects of almond to dogs affect almond butter? So while almond, in itself, can be dangerous but only because it is a form of nut that may lead to blockage in your dog’s digestive system, butter that is made out of almon is not.

In fact, almond butter is considered as the relatively better option than one of the most famous treat given to dogs — peanut butter. This is because almond is actually beneficial in terms of its content and components and when placed in the form of a butter, it just becomes better.

For one, it is rich in the vitamin E. This fully equips your dog with the essential elements to get a rich and soft as well as healthy skin and coat. This will also most especially help if your dog has been experiencing situations and cases of flaky skin for some time.

But with all that being said, it is still quite imperative that you always practice moderation, just like with anything else. 

Are There any Side Effects of Almond Butter to Dogs?

As I have stated, practicing moderation is key. In the event that you have ended up giving your dog too much of almond butter, the following might happen: 

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    Your dog may get an upset stomach. You see, unlike humans, dogs cannot easily digest the contents of almond butter. The component of almond butter may lead to your dog having too much gas in his or her stomach.
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    This will leave him or her with flatulence. As a result, if you feed your dogs with some almond butter his or her intestines may get stressed and will result in an upset stomach for your dog.
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    Your dog may get pancreatitis. So in addition to technical problems that may happen to your dog’s digestive system, your dog may also get potential health problems due to the actual content of the almonds butter which are nuts.
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    You see, almond nuts contain a very high level of fats. As a result, your dog may get pancreatitis. To check if your dog may be going through this, he or she may start to be throwing up.

What is the Best Way to Feed Dogs Almond Butter?

Another possible side effect of almond butter to your dog is the case of too much sugar. With that being said, it is all the more imperative that you practice this in moderation.

Another way you can do so is by making sure that your almond butter that will be given to your dog is in a plain flavor. Flavoring may add up the sugar level already existing inside the almond butter and may just further jeopardize the health of your dog.

Final Thoughts

As a conclusion, the verdict is a yes. Even if almond is not advisable, if in the form of butter, it might actually be a good thing considering its health properties.

As you can see, almond butter is high up in vitamins and is a relatively much better option than its more common counterpart dog treat which is peanut butter.

However, please still remember that moderation is key. If moderation is not practiced, too much of almond butter may still be bad for your dog’s health.

There you have it, folks! I hope you enjoyed this article. Should you have any other suggestions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to leave them down below. I’ll see you on the next article!

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    Anna Stewart

    Hello!! I'm Anna. I have many hobbies about pets and animal, especially about dogs. In this blog I will share those necessary things you need to know about your dogs like behaviors, training, favorites, health care ... and more. Visit my blog regularly and share the fun with your dogs.

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