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Dog peanut butters and spreadable treats are incredibly useful and versatile—add them to lick mats or other puzzle food dispensers, bake with or freeze them, or put them on dry kibble as food toppers for reluctant eaters or dogs prone to dehydration (most contain water, broth, or milk as a primary ingredient). Or use them to help some medicine go down!
Peanut butters are also calorie-rich, which means there’s an art to incorporating them in your pet’s diet. “When people use fillers, it’s surprisingly often the reason that their dogs are overweight and they don’t even realize it,” says Dr. Rebecca Greenstein, Veterinary Medical Advisor for Rover and Chief Veterinarian at Kleinburg Veterinary Hospital.