Can Dogs Eat Banana?

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Can Dogs Eat Banana?

Sharing is love, sharing is one in so many acts to show your love. As a fur parent, we love our dogs like our child, we want them to have everything that we think can make them happy and healthy. There is a saying that to make your dog happy and love you more is through their tummy, I’m sure you are curious about which fruits or vegetables are okay to share with your dog. One of the common fruits most households have in their fruit basket is banana, and I’m sure you are wondering if you can share this with your fur baby. If you asked “Can Dogs Eat Banana?” or “Is Banana Safe for Dogs?”, the answer is YES, but like any other healthy foods out there, anything too much is not good for your dog’s health.

Can Dogs Eat Banana?

Dogs can eat Bananas, this yellow, sweet and healthy fruits are good treats for your furry dog. However, like any other healthy fruits you can share with your dog, anything too much is not good for their health.

Always ask your veterinarian before sharing any human foods to your dog, of course including bananas. Below are the things you should know/learn to safely feed bananas to your dog.

Are Bananas Good for Dogs?

Can Dogs Eat Banana?

Giving Banana to your dog as an infrequent treat can give them the following vitamins and minerals that are good for their health.

Banana is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 (helps reduce swelling, protect against developing Type 2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells). It is also rich in antioxidants (a substance that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals), a fiber that keeps your dog digestive system clean and healthy, it also helps to ease bowel movements, and flushing cholesterol and harmful carcinogens out of the body. Banana also contains magnesium that helps in bone growth and aids the body in the absorption of protein and vitamins.

Are Bananas Bad for Dogs?

Feeding banana to your dog in moderation is not bad for them but if you always feed them a banana or make it include in their daily meal it can cause gastrointestinal issues, obesity, and diabetes.

Bananas contain sugar that if consumed in high amounts by a dog can cause gastrointestinal issues, obesity, and diabetes, it also rich in fiber that can cause constipation.

Some dogs have difficulty in digesting banana, and some have an allergy so always ask your vet before trying to give a banana to your dog especially if this is their first time eating that.

If your dog shows the following symptoms of an allergic reaction after eating banana immediately bring him/her to your vet or to the nearest vet clinic.

  • Swelling
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing

Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels?

Don’t ever try to feed your dog the banana peel. Although the banana peel is not toxic to dogs it can cause blockage or indigestion to your fur baby.

Consult your veterinarian if your not sure how much banana you can give to your dog because too much of it can also cause an upset stomach to them.

How to Feed Banana To Your Dog?

Can Dogs Eat Banana?

As I always said Banana is a healthy treat for dogs but it is advisable to ask your veterinarian before feeding a banana to your fur baby.

You can give your dog a banana as it is or transform it into a delicious snack.

  • Frozen banana (make sure you peel it)
  • Mash banana included in your dog’s food
  • Mash banana with a little peanut butter
  • Slice the banana into a cube and freeze, stuff it into your Kong dog toy.

Any human food that will be feed to your dog must have consented to your vet. What recipe of banana your sharing with your dog? Let us know in the comment below.

Butler Oh
Butler Oh is a long time dog lover. Dogs are always part of her family since she was young and she grows up as a loving and caring fur parent. She has been part of our team here at ohmylovelypets since 2019 and has provided a lot of great research and information about dogs.

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