Q&A with Dr. Erika Sullivan, Because Animal’s Chief Veterinary Officer.
Most dogs love peanut butter and PB is in many dog treats, but is it actually healthy?
I recommend it all the time.
Dogs resemble us in terms of digestion and constitution. We are both omnivores that have digestive enzymes that make it very capable for us to live well on a plant-based diet, but we also have enzymes to break down meat.
We so often relate dogs to wolves, but it’s been proven that dogs’ digestive enzymes are quite different from wolves having been domesticated for tens of thousands of years. Dogs have adapted to having digestive enzymes that break down more carbohydrates and plant-based proteins.