Today I was peeling banana and my pet dog was staring at me. At first, I thought he was staring at me but then I realize that he was staring at banana. I wanted to give him some banana but wasn’t sure whether he can digest it or not?
Many pets owners, like me wonder “Can dogs eat bananas?’’ So I took some reasearch and write this article to help you understand if is it safe to feed banana to your dog?
Some fruits are good for your dogs but some are not as they can be hard to digest. Fresh fruits and vegetables make a good treat for your furry friend. Bananas are rich in nutrition and mineral but should be given in the right amount. For large dog’s half a banana once or twice a week is good. Puppies or small dogs should be given small slices of banana once or twice a week. Instead of giving fatty, salty treats to your dog try feeding peeled bananas.
Wondering about more benefits of banana treats? – Just read on!
Why bananas are good for the dog?
As pet owners, we are in a constant quest of finding the source of the right nutrition for our dog. Bananas are enriched with potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and fiber. The fiber content in bananas helps your dog get rid of gastrointestinal problems. Vitamin C improves the digestive system and magnesium promotes bone growth. Bananas are a low-calorie energy boost and should be given in moderation due to their high sugar content. You give bananas to your dog as treat but don’t include them in daily diets. Do you know why?
Too much can be toxic!!
Yes, giving your pet dog an excess amount of banana can cause stomach problems. It is high in sugar content and can cause diarrhoea or obesity in your dogs. Sometimes dogs eat a banana with its peel and become sick.
What about banana peels?
Can dogs eat banana peels? Although banana peels are not dangerous to your furry friend, they are hard to digest. Dogs’ digestive system is different from that of humans. Too much intake of fiber can cause a blockage and upset stomach for your dog. He may suffer from vomiting or intestinal blockage. I would suggest that you should not give banana peels to your dog on purpose.
Do all dogs like bananas?
If you ask me that do I like all the fruits then I would say No. Similarly dogs also have their preferences and taste in the matter of food. Maybe your dog doesn’t like eating bananas. But some love eating bananas as treats. You just need to feed them and you will understand whether they like the treat or not.
Also, in some cases, dogs are allergic to bananas and are intolerant to them. If you are giving bananas to your pet dog for the first time then start slow. Any signs of coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, itching, or hives, consult a vet immediately.
Bananas are healthy snacks for your furry friend. Treat them with safe and nutritious banana recipes to make them happy. Try it and will hear your happy and scary banana treat story!