This Is Your Dog. This Is Your Dog on Peanut Butter.

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

April 20, 2016

Peanut butter addiction has swept the nation, reaching doghouses on every block. If your dog goes hog-wild for that sweet sweet nutty butter, you’re not alone. Discover the warning signs you’re living with a full-blown PB addict and how to help your pooch practice peanut butter in moderation.

Peanut butter addiction can start young.
PB puppy

It often begins innocently enough.
Cute Aussie

A dab here. A dollop there.

Experimenting is no big deal, right?
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But left unchecked, peanut butter use can turn ugly.
Peanut Butter French Bulldog

Downright dangerous, even.
Angry Dog with Peanut Butter

And before you know it, your dog is posing for a mug shot with peanut butter from last night’s bender still smeared on his nose.
Mug Shot

And coach calls home to tell you Junior is kicked off varsity because he’s been skipping out on practice.
Husky Peanut Butter Face

There goes his free ride to college.
Peanut Butter Close Up

It might feel like you’re living in an afterschool special.
Afterschool special

There are some telltale signs your dog may be a peanut butter addict.
Jar French Bulldog

Has she been hanging around with the wrong crowd lately?
Dobermans Peanut Butter

Spending a lot of time in his crate by himself?
Alone in Crate

Does she seem distracted or withdrawn?
Blissed Out Puppy

Is peanut butter the only thing that makes him happy?

Your dog might have a peanut butter problem.
Eyes Closed

Be sensitive when you confront your pooch about her habit. She may feel defensive.
Boxer Jar

He might offer excuses like, “This is my friend’s peanut butter. I was just holding it for him.”
Face in Jar

Or: “I only enjoy peanut butter when I’m stressed out. It’s not a big deal. Sparky’s parents let him have peanut butter all the time.”
Dog with Peanut Butter

She might mention peer pressure.
Peanut Butter Alone

Most dogs swear they can quit anytime.
Weimaraner peanut butter

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

It’s up to you to help your pup learn his peanut butter limits.
Angry Dog Peanut Butter

At first, your dog may be bitter or resent your efforts.
Pup Angry

Give it time. Tell her it’s natural to be curious about peanut butter.
Chihuahua Peanut Butter

But it’s important to enjoy peanut butter responsibly and in moderation.
Greyhound Peanut Butter

Featured image via @ifitwags/Instagram

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Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

April 20, 2016

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