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.Google+