Can Goldendoodles eat Peanut Butter?

By Jeffrey Cheek
October 3, 2022

a goldendoodle sitting looking at a bowl of peanutbutter

Quick Answer

So, Can Goldendoodles Eat Peanut Butter?

Yes, your goldendoodle can have peanutbutter as long as it is fed to them in moderation and you are aware of the potential allergies that your pet may have. 

You should also avoid giving your goldendoodle any peanut butter that has xylitol in it.

To say they like it would be an understatement! They go nuts for the stuff (pun intended).

If you're looking for a way to keep your goldendoodle entertained, or just want to give them a tasty treat, peanut butter is a great option.

Health benefits of Peanut Butter for Goldendoodles

peanutbutter bowl on a uncracked nuts

There are health benefits to feeding your goldendoodle peanut butter, as long as it is unsalted, sugar-free and does not contain xylitol.

Peanut butter is a well rounded food for your dog, providing protein, healthy fats, fiber and nutrients such as folic acid and magnesium.

It is also a good source of energy and can help keep your goldendoodle active and playful. There are countless toys and puzzles that can be filled with peanut butter to keep your goldendoodle entertained and engaged.

Peanut butter can also be used to sneak pills into your dog's food, as the sticky texture will bind the pill and the strong smell will help to mask the taste.

Finally, feeding your dog peanut butter can be a fun bonding experience, as they will love the taste and you will get a good laugh out of watching them lick and smack their lips!

How Much Peanut Butter can a Goldendoodle Have?

When it comes to deciding how much peanut butter to give your goldendoodle, it is important to consider the size of your dog. A good rule of thumb is to offer no more than 10% of your dog's daily calories in treats.

For a small goldendoodle, this would be no more than 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter per day.

For an adult goldendoodle, this would be no more than 1 tablespoon of peanut butter per day.

You will need to be careful how much peanut butter you give your dog, as too much could lead to pancreatitis or obesity.

Make sure you consult with your pup's vet to determine the safe and healthy amount of peanut butter to give to your dog.

When to Avoid Peanut Butter

First of all, if your peanut butter has xylitol in it, do not give it to your goldendoodle!

Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is poisonous to dogs and can cause low blood sugar, seizures and even death.

Secondly, you should avoid giving your goldendoodle peanut butter if they are allergic to peanuts. Peanut allergies in dogs are relatively rare, but they can occur.

Signs of a peanut allergy include itching, swelling, hives, vomiting and diarrhea. If you think your dog may be allergic to peanuts, call your veterinarian immediately.

If your goldendoodle is overweight, has kidney problems or is on a special diet, peanut butter should also be avoided.

In addition, dogs with chronic pancreatitis or those at increased risk for developing acute or chronic pancreatitis should avoid peanut butter as even a small amount of a high-fat treat like peanut butter may be enough to bring on or worsen their pancreatitis.

If you are unsure whether or not it is safe to give your dog peanut butter, it is always best to consult with your veterinarian first.

Goldendoodle Safe Peanut Butter Brands

safe peanutbutter brands for goldendoodles

These are some of the brands that you can feel safe feeding your goldendoodle, as they do not contain xylitol.

  1. Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter

  2. Teddie Super Chunky Peanut Butter

  3. Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter (No Salt)

  4. Poochie Dog Peanut Butter

PeaNOT Butter Brands: The ones you shouldn’t give to your pup

not safe peanut butters for goldendoodles

There are some brand that are safe for humans that you should not give to your dog as they contain xylitol.

  • Skippy

  • Jif

  • Peter Pan

  • Nutella

  • Peanut M&Ms

  • Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups

  • Krush Nutrition

  • Go Nuts Co

Avoid Feeding Too Much

When it comes to peanut butter, moderation is key. Too much of a good thing can lead to pancreatitis or obesity in dogs.

How to Make your Own Peanut Butter

You can make your own peanut butter at home. It's easy and only takes a few minutes.

You'll need some peanuts (dry or dry roasted), a food processor, and optional ingredients like honey or coconut oil.

First, put the peanuts in the food processor and blend until they're smooth. If the peanut is sticking to the sides, stop the food processor and scrape it down with a spatula.

Then, add honey or coconut oil if you want. This is completely optional, but it will make the peanut butter more smooth and creamy. Let the food processor run until the peanut butter is the consistency you want.

If you want to add, you can add some dog safe spices like turmeric for an extra health boost.

That's it! Your homemade peanut butter is ready to enjoy. You can store it in a jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Can Goldendoodles Eat Peanut Butter Cookies

No, peanut butter cookies are made for humans, not goldendoodles. These contain a lot of added sugar and also wheat, which is not good for dogs.

Can Goldendoodles Eat Peanut Butter and Jelly

peanutbutter sandwich on a plate next to jars of jelly and peanut butter

Yes, they can eat peanut butter and jelly as long as the jelly doesn't contain grapes or raisins and the peanut butter doesn't contain xylitol. You can find the list of these in the article.

Can Goldendoodles Eat Peanut Butter and Honey

Yes, they can have peanut butter and honey as long as the honey is real and doesn't contain any added sugar.

Can Goldendoodles Eat Peanut Butter Crackers

No, goldendoodles shouldn't eat peanut butter crackers because they are loaded with sugar, fat, wheat and additives that aren't good for dogs.

Easy and Healthy Peanutbutter Treat Recipe for your Goldendoodle


1 1/2 cups blended oats

1 cup peanut butter

1 ripe banana


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend oats, peanut butter, and banana together. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters or a knife to shape it into desired shapes. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Let cool and serve your dog!


Peanut butter is a great treat for goldendoodles, as long as it doesn't contain xylitol and is given in moderation.

There are lots of ways to incorporate peanut butter into your dog's life, from adding it to their food to making homemade peanut butter dog treats.

Jeffrey Cheek

Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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