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Peanut butter and the runs

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Mirandashell, Jan 26, 2018.


  1. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell Banned

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    Can peanut butter cause a runny bum in dogs? I gave George some in a Kong yesterday as he was really restless and ripping up stuff and nicking treats out of the kitchen cupboard. The only thing he had that he hasn't had before is the PB.

    So I don't know if I gave him too much PB or whether it is was that on top of the carrot, the bull bit and the cow tendon that he also had in the space of about an hour.

    His poo looked like chicken korma sauce.
     
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    He's really hungry, bless him, cos he didn't eat this morning's tinned slop. Although there's nothing unusual in that. He quite often leaves it for a couple of hours.

    So I've just given him boiled chicken chunks in plain rice. He's absolutely nomming it down. Don't half make a mess though!
     
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    It doesn't give our 3 (parents whippets included) funny tummies as they have it in kongs during the day. But I did try and give them primula the other day as a change and that gave Teds a bit of a runny poo :confused: If he doesn't have PB that often maybe it's just the sudden change?
     
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    Yeah, I think you could be right. I'll get him back to normal and then try him with a little bit. If it affects him again, I'll just throw it out. Which will be a shame as he loves the stuff..
     
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    Lots of fat (mostly veg oil) in Peanut Butter, almost 50% in some brands. It can have a laxative effect..... as you've noticed :)
     
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    Ahhh.... I see. I expect that was it then. Well, that's that in the bin!
     
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    Actually I was slightly wrong.... just looked at the Tesco PB I have in the cupboard, it's 52% Peanut/palm oil!
     
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    As peanut butter assuming its the regular one is full of fat and sugar, then that could be why. High fat content can set some dogs off stomach wise and high sugar can give them a sugar rush. Might have just been way too much especially on top of all the other stuff.

    Some peanut butter can have artificial sweetner in too the dangerous one is xylitol, in dogs it causes a rush of insulin which in turn causes their blood sugar to dip drastically and can make them very ill and can be fatal.
     
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    Ah! I didn't realise it had so much sugar in it. I should have read the label.
     
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    I've just checked and it's the SunPat brand. It says 94% peanut but they are pretty oily in themselves, aren't they? It also contains cane sugar.
     
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    Standard Sunpat smooth per 100 grams....

    Energy 2528kJ/610kcal
    Fat 48.8g
    of which saturates 9.6g
    Carbohydrate 14.7g
    of which sugars 7.0g
    Fibre 7.2g
    Protein 24.4g
    Salt 1.25g
     
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    Oh yes, that's a lot of fat. Bless him, he really loved it but he won't be getting any more.
     
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    We only tend to put a bit in the kong (not fully stuff it) with a large biscuit and then freeze it. So they don't get lots of it at once but it's frozen so takes them a while to eat.
     
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    I think that's the mistake I made. I didn't fill it but there was a fair amount in there.
     
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    Yep, comes out about the same consistency as it goes in with mine :eek:

    I fill kongs with normal tinned dog food (squash it down well with a teaspoon so it’s properly packed) and then freeze them. Normal food doesn’t upset their tums, frozen makes them last longer ;)
     
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    George doesn't like the Kong frozen. I think he doesn't like his tongue sticking to it! I have filled it with his wet food quite often but he's often not that bothered with it. So finding something tastier helps keep him occupied. He does like plain Greek yoghurt and that seems not to affect his stomach. He also love Primula but he only gets a squeeze of that.
     
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    Take it out the freezer and leave it to defrost for 15-20 mins before you give it him. This stop sticking tongues .....

    I tend to use the stinkier fish wet foods to fill kongs. But that said, mine aren’t fussy, they will eat anything!
     
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    Better brands of peanut butter with no added salt or sugar are Whole Earth and Suma. Ground peanuts, nothing else.
     
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    He still had a really runny tummy yesterday so he's still on rice. I'll see what he's like on his next walk.
     
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    Well that did make me laugh, especially as I'm completely with you with the Korma!!!
    My experience of Peanut Butter in a Kong was my white EBT started chewing him paws like a maniac (OK, He really is a maniac!!). Last time he was getting PB!
    Oh and the carrots: we give our dog home cooked meals (meat,veg, bit of rice). Noticed this week that his yeasty itchy ear came back, around the time we added carrots to his dinners. No more carrots for our boy!
    Noticing what other posters are mentioning about the artificial sweetners. Avoid like the plague! I used PeaMutt Butter (pets at home). No added sugar or salt. Yeah, by its very nature its very rich in fat, and that sorta explains the Korma.
    Haven't tried to stuff a Kong with wet foods since, and can't see myself filling it with fish, but have got a great big folder of 'Kong Fillings' from Pinterest and good ol' Youtube.
    I hope your boy's back to his 'regular' ol' self now. x
     
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