Why Dogs Obsess Over Peanut Butter

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Have you ever noticed when you offer a dog peanut butter that they just go crazy over it.  They generally will wag their tails and give you a look of “Is there more, my best friend?”

Dr. Susan Wynn, a veterinarian at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital and an expert on veterinary nutrition, gives her observations in an article in The DoDo.  She theorized that the craze over peanut butter probably has a lot to do with taste and smell, 

“Dogs almost certainly love the sugar and salt in peanut butter,” Wynn said. “That would certainly make them remember it once they have tried it, but I think the aroma is what makes them immediately attracted. That roasted aroma comes from proteins and fats that have been changed in the roasting, and they probably smell a bit like caramelized meat.”

You’ll want to read what Dr. Christy Michael, a veterinarian at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, says about the fat and salt in peanut butter.

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Source: The DODO
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