Originally Posted by Moonfall
I'm paranoid. I have heard a few stories of rats choking when given it and although I don't hesitate with a big dog, Douglas is just so tiny that it worries me.
Actually you should NEVER give rats peanut butter or anything sticky. Rats do not have the ability to move things up their throat (IE throw up/cough up/burp). It is a good thing when they need surgery because you don't have to withhold food before a surgery because they will never regurgitate. But it also makes it so they can't clear their throats. So NEVER, NEVER, EVER give a rat peanut butter or similarly textured things. On the other hand dogs are totally different anatomically and it is not at all dangerous for them.