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Can dogs eat bananas

Posted on | December 10, 2011 | 13 Comments

Alright so now you know the answer to, can dogs eat apples and I bet you’re wondering to yourself, Can dogs eat bananas?” If you’ve given your dog bananas prior to reading this article, don’t fret because answer is still yes. Once again that is the shorter version of the answer. If your dog loves bananas, it’s fine to give your dog their favorite food, being bananas.

Now that you’re done getting the information you wanted, it’s probably a good idea to read on and not leave without getting the rest of your story straight. Dogs can eat bananas however, just like any other food, they should not be given to your dog in large amounts. Too many bananas given to your dog can cause multiple problems, such as but not limited to stool problems, fermentation in their stomach, and the growth of bad bacteria from poor digestion. The bad bacteria growth occurs when the undigested sugar of the fruit stays in the dog’s digestive system. This usually only occurs if you feed your dog fruits and meats or veggies at the same time. If you want to feed your dog meats with fruits, just make sure you wait an hour or two before or after the fruit.

Now just remember, feeding bananas to your dog every hour of the day is certainly not a good idea. You should limit the amount of bananas, apples, or other fruits you feed to your dog. Why? Because remember, fruits are high in sugar concentration and anyone with half a brain should know too much sugar is, of course, bad. If you have a small dog or a puppy, it wouldn’t be a great idea to give the dog a full banana, rather cut it up into slices and feed the dog a couple of those. Now if you have a larger dog, perhaps one that looks like a horse, you may want to give them more than just a few slices. I’d say half a banana would be enough to satisfy your dog without giving him or her, the runs.

Now that you’re fully aware of why or why not to give your dog a banana, remember the golden rule for feeding your dog apples, bananas, or any other fruit. The golden rule is, yes, portion control. Just like humans, you don’t want to give your pet too much or too little of anything because that can cause problems just like a person getting too fat from too much food or being too scrawny from too little food. Anyways, best of luck to you and your (new) pet. Remember, for answers to more of your questions such as Can dogs eat bananas, be sure to check out the rest of the site.



13 Responses to “Can dogs eat bananas”

  1. Terri Lund
    March 10th, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Thank you for your answer, how often can you give them some fruit? daily, 2 or 3 times a week?

  2. jesse
    March 10th, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    You’re welcome! Some people feed their dog fruit every day but a little bit. It’s usually up to you because you know your dog’s habits the best!

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  5. Dogs 101
    April 13th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Thanks for the informative post. I feed my dog chunks of apple all the time, but have never offered him a banana treat before.

  6. normanq
    August 4th, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    it’s hot in Indiana. I have been peeling and freezing pc of bananas, for a cool treat. doggie loves them. guess what, i like frozen banana pops too. preferably before she gets them. bark,bark.

  7. Katniss
    August 14th, 2012 @ 5:41 am

    Thank you for the info! Very useful information in layman’s terms! My pups will be happier knowing they can enjoy a nana with me!

  8. jessica
    September 14th, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    I don’t know the science behind it, but I’ve spoken with many vets. As well, my friends dog began having seizures and grew a brain tumor and died as a result of grape consumption. Please pass the word!

  9. Lucretia
    September 26th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    Thank you so much for this information. My puppy is wierd. She is enjoying bananas peppers onions and green peppers. LOL

  10. Natasha
    October 7th, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    @Jessica, grapes of almost any portion cause liver and kidney failure in dogs. As of now, vets aren’t sure of the exact portion that is needed so it’s just safe to say that all grapes are bad. @Lucretia, I also think onions aren’t good for dogs but I may be misinformed on that. I work at a veterinary clinic and we just recently had a dog come in that was on its last leg from getting into some grape vines. He somehow miraculously made it through but he was VERY lucky. My little puppy does love grapes and apples though. I give him half a slice of apple every few days and just one slice of banana on the occassion when I have one since he is just 3 pounds.

  11. Natasha
    October 7th, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    CORRECTION. He loves bananas and apples*** I DO NOT feed my dog grapes! haha

  12. Sarah
    March 28th, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Very useful information. Thank you so much. Some really great ideas in here.

    I made my pup some “doggie cupcakes” the other day with 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup of his own dry food (Nutro Max) ground up, 1/4 cup of Nutro Max berry treats ground up, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 cup skim milk, 2 eggs, and 1 banana – baked together at 350 for 20 minutes. He loves them!

    He gets 1 instead of begging my husband and me for our food (in lieu of 1 cup of his own regular food). I froze them after baking them, so they take a little longer to eat.

  13. Sarah
    March 28th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I should also clarify that the peanut butter in my house is all-natural peanut butter. I only buy the real stuff that when you look at the label of ingredients it says “Ingredients: Peanuts”. There is no sugar whatsoever in the peanut butter, so the only added sugar in those doggie cupcakes would be from his all-natural dog treats. I don’t like the taste of Jif of Skippy or any of those other peanut butters that add sugar.

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