Dogs can eat bananas! Some dogs love banana and others aren’t terribly fond of it. Just like humans, dogs can enjoy this delicious yellow fruit in moderation. It’s just important that they don’t eat too much. While humans might enjoy bananas in cereal, pudding or protein shakes, it’s important that your dog only eat plain banana. Read on to learn more about the health properties of banana and how to prepare it properly for your dog.
Are Bananas Good for Dogs?
Provided you only feed your dog a few small bites of plain banana, banana is good for your dog as an occasional treat. It is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
Banana is also low in cholesterol and sodium.
Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels?
Dogs cannot eat banana peels. Pooches should also only eat plain banana in moderation. Eating too much banana can cause pups to develop constipation. And because this fruit contains a fair amount of naturally occurring sugar, banana should only be given to your dog as an occasional treat.
We also recommend cutting the banana into small pieces as banana is difficult for dogs to digest and can cause a blockage if your dog eats too big a piece. This is also true of other fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, so make sure your dog is only eating small bits of fruits and vegetables at a time! After all, dogs are carnivores, not herbivores!
When feeding your dog any new food they haven’t had before, it’s good to be on the lookout for any signs of allergies or weight changes. At the first sign of either, contact your veterinarian. They know best when it comes to your pet’s diet. And when in doubt about what to feed your dog, it never hurts to stick to plain dog food.