Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter With Nuts? (The Risks!)

No, dogs can’t eat peanut butter with nuts.

Both nuts and peanut butter are high-fat content food items and can cause problems for your pet dog if eaten both at the same time, even in small quantities.

So either feed natural xylitol-free peanut butter alone to your pet dog, without the addition of nuts or just avoid the combination altogether.

Xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol that is used as a sweetener and sometimes even as an artificial sweetener.

It has many names and can be found in sugar-free chewing gums, baked goods, toothpaste, peanut butter, and other food items.

As it tastes like sucrose (table sugar) it has been used as a substitute sweetener, but unfortunately is known to be toxic for dogs because it triggers a sudden release of insulin from the pancreas.

This in turn causes a rapid decrease in blood sugar levels and can lead to seizures or even death if not treated immediately.