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Vitamin E, which almond butter is rich with, will add to the health of your dog’s coat and skin.
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We all love easy (and peasy) but not all of our dogs stomachs love so I made an Easy Peasy Almond version.
Enjoy!

Ingredients
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Almond Milk
1 cup Almond Butter

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, kneading well after each addition.
3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick and cut with your cookie cutter of choice.
4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until slightly browned on prepared baking sheet.
Cool before serving and refrigerate.


If you decide to opt for almond butter for dogs instead, let your creativity lead you on that one.
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I feed almond butter to my dogs (a 30 lb beagle/chow mix and a 60 lb lab/chow mix) as a special treat once every two or three weeks. Besides the fact that too much almond butter can be harmful, it is also considerably more expensive than peanut butter. However, my pups seem to love the natural sweetness of this topping, so I let them indulge from time to time. Oat Flour + Almond Butter Dog TreatsAdapted from Betty Crocker Makes about 3 Dozen Dog Biscuits
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Photo provided by FlickrAlmonds, despite their healthy attributes, just aren’t advisable as dog treats.
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The short answer is yes; dogs can eat almond butter, but only in moderation due to the high fat content. BTW same goes for . However almond butter is a rich source of vitamin E, a nutrient that helps promote healthy skin and coat.Indeed, the can cause vomiting or diarrhea due to their fat content. Almonds can also be difficult for a dog to digest, which is why you should give your dog a creamy variety if you’re planning to treat your dog to this peanut butter alternative.Additionally, not all almond butter is created equally, so owners should make a habit of checking the product label for extra ingredients that may be harmful to dogs, such as , , , or spices. The best type of almond butter for a dog to consume will have only one ingredient listed (almonds), and will be of the creamy variety, not crunchy.Fun ways to feed them almond butter include baked into dog treats or drizzled over fruit, such as apples or bananas. I also let my pups lick clean my almond butter jars before they are tossed in the recycling bin, which makes for a great make-shift KONG or other distracting toy. I believe that diversifying my dogs’ diet is important, and feeding them quality foods that are high in healthy fats and vitamins is necessary in order to keep them happy and healthy.Almond butter can be readily found in stores; it is quickly becoming a trendy topping, so many manufacturers are producing flavored varieties that include spices that could potentially be harmful to your pet (such as nutmeg), as well or , all of which are extremely toxic to dogs. Finally, dogs cannot handle high quantities of salt in the way that humans can, so it is important to only feed your pet a type of almond butter that is made from non-salted almonds and without additional oils.When fed in moderation, both almond and peanut butter can be healthful, nutrient-rich foods that your pup will love. Since they're both decadent, once-in-a-while treats, you may be wondering which is going to give your dog more nutritional bang for your buck. If so, read on to find out more!