Yorkies or Yorkshire Terriers are sensitive and very delicate dog breeds. Not only their size, but also the way their delicate organism works makes the nutrition a very special part of your overall program to keep your Yorkie healthy and happy. Indeed, you need to be extremely careful what you are giving to your dog or puppy. Sometimes, the wrong food might be dangerous. The thing is that Yorkies have delicate stomachs and digestive problems are one of the most common issues they have with health and wellness. This is why when having doubt about any food type or supplement you need to be sure whether it is really suitable for Yorkshire Terriers.
Such a question is: Can Yorkies Eat Peanut Butter?
In fact, many Yorkshire Terriers owner wonder if this delicious snack is ok for their puppies. We are here to give you some answers, because telling you only Yes or No is not going to be helpful for you. It’s not going to be the correct truth, either.
In general, peanut butter is a very healthy and nutritive snack: for humans and for dogs, too. Yorkies can benefit from the butter in many ways. The peanut butter is very rich in proteins and very low in carbohydrates. As you can guess this makes the butter fantastic for efficiency, diet and diabetes treatment. Experts are certain that peanut butter is also very beneficial for dogs with bad breath. This is one of those foods that naturally kill the bacteria inside month leaving the breath fresh with no need some chemicals to be used. Dogs with a risk of high cholesterol level might also be fed with peanut butter as it is very nutritive, but you need a small amount of it to make a dog ready to play. You need only one teaspoon per meal course to feed your small and middle size dog and a tablespoon – for a larger dog.
Here is where we need to say that regardless being so beneficial for health, peanut butter is not a product to daily feed your dog. You should better use it only to treat your Yorkie. For instance, a Yorkie owner knows how difficult it is to make its dog get used to nail trimming and grooming. While you are trying to teach your dog stand still during these procedures, use peanut butter for a reward in the end of your attempts. Otherwise, if you give your Yorkie peanut butter every day, it might get slow and the rich amount of oils inside the product might cause it overweight.
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Too much quantity of peanut butter is not the only risk this food type hides. Unfortunately, we cannot say that peanut butter is in all cases healthy for your Yorkie. Today’s food manufacturing is negatively carried and related to the use of toxic and chemical ingredients. Peanut butter is not an exception from the list of all healthy products, which though are unhealthy when being produced by big manufacturers. This is why if being made at home, peanut butter is the best option for your Yorkie. Homemade peanut butter is a 100% beneficial and healthy ingredient for your full course menu.
Meanwhile, if you are a total dummy in the kitchen or you simply do not have any time for peanut butter preparation, you can still have it bought from the store. All you need to do is to read the labels. Make sure you avoid any peanut butter jar or pack that contains any of the following harmful ingredients:
They are very harmful and they are able to cause your Yorkie cancer – mainly inside the digestive system. These elements are made of fungus called Aspergillus. They are very carcinogenic and they can be extremely harmful for the liver, too.
2. Bad Fats
Some fats are extremely harmful. Most dogs – including Yorkies – do need fats, but only those that are beneficial of the health and growth. Unfortunately, peanut butter is such a product in which you can usually see only bad fats. Such fats, of course, are the trans fats. They are made during a very toxic process where food has been processed in a way to be preserved for a longer time and in a better appearance. In addition to this, the process usually includes nickel, which is highly harmful for the organism of any living creature, including for your Yorkie’s body. Diabetes, heart disease and chronic inflammation are only few of the health conditions that can be caused due to the big amount of bad fats consumed during lifetime or a short period of time.
High blood sugar level is the reason and the cause for so many illnesses that we do not even have to list. Because you all know them! Well, in dogs the situation with the excess of sugar in body is even worse. It takes less time for a Yorkie to get diabetes, because of so much sugar consumed than a human to develop the condition. In addition to these, sugar becomes the best environment for bacteria, which, on the other side, cause inflammation processes and cancer.
Yes, some of these ingredients inside peanut butter are very bad for a Yorkie. But if you avoid them by carefully selecting the peanut butter jars you buy from the store or by cooking it yourself at home, you will provide your dog lots of energy during the day, pleasure and truly tasty moments.
It’s all about the way we consume a thing, not whether we consume it, or not, right?
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