Everyone knows that dogs like to eat peanuts. So, if you’re a lover of snacks, you certainly can’t resist your Frenchie’s sad eyes staring at you and desperately begging for bites. Can French bulldogs eat peanuts is one of the questions every owner would like to reveal. Since there are different types of peanuts, here is what do you need to know before including them into your French bulldog’s diet.
What types of peanuts are safe for French bulldogs?
First of all, it’s essential to mention that Frenchies are prone to suffer from skin problems. Their skin can become itchy, red, and develop bumps and blisters due to different allergens. Besides environmental allergens, Frenchies can be allergic to certain food ingredients as well.
However, if you own a healthy dog who has never shown any signs of allergy, you shouldn’t restrict your Frenchie from eating certain ingredients. So, if you’re still wondering can French bulldogs eat peanuts, these are the facts to know:
Peanuts are famous for their high amount of proteins, vitamin B-6, vitamin E, niacin, and healthy fats. However, be careful when including it into your dog’s diet, because eating too many peanuts can cause obesity. These pooches have brachycephalic skulls and restricted airways, so their weight should be kept in normal ranges.
Give your Frenchie unsalted peanuts
Dogs shouldn’t be allowed to eat salted, caramelized, and coated peanuts. They can upset your dog’s stomach and cause allergies. Instead of choosing this high-in-fat and spicy peanuts, you can occasionally include a few raw and baked peanuts to give your dog as a treat.
Peanut butter is the safest option
If dogs could talk, they’ll surely put peanut butter on the list of their favorite treats. Peanut butter is rich in different vitamins and provides health benefits such as heart-protection, managing blood sugar, and promoting a shiny coat.
To make your dog entertained, you can also add a tablespoon of peanut butter into an interactive toy that will be used for rewarding. The following French Bulldog Interactive Feeder Toy is made of soft rubber and can help puppies to easier deal with the teeth-growing phase. The pins made of rubber will gently massage their painful gums. As your Frenchie squeezes it, the toy will release a tasty peanut butter.
If you want to reward your pet with peanut butter, the safest option is to make it at home or to buy those that are low in sodium and sugar-free.
Another Frenchie toy that can be used for rewarding is the following Interactive UFO Toy For Frenchies.
You can fill it with raw peanuts and dry kibble to make your dog entertained while spending time home alone. It will release food as the dog rolls it.
Can French bulldogs eat peanuts and other nuts as well?
Not all nuts are safe for Frenchies. Even peanuts should be given in small amounts. However, nuts such as macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and almonds represent dangerous ingredients for your pet.
Feeding your Frenchie with one of these nuts, your dog can experience health problems such as diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, lethargy, hives, neurological damage, and pancreatitis. Therefore, I highly advise you not to include any of these snacks even as an occasional reward.