Should You Feed Your Dogs Bananas?

Should You Feed Your Dogs Bananas?

Should You Feed Your Dogs Bananas?

My dogs have always hated bananas. They don’t even like the smell of them, and will barely give them a glance. I always assumed this was the case with all dogs. You know, some ingrained thing that tells dogs that something isn’t good for them? Recently, though, a friend was telling me that she gives her dog bananas all the time, so I became curious to know, should you feed your dogs bananas, or not?

Should you feed your dogs bananas?
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My research brought me to an article by Pet360, “Can Dogs Eat Bananas?” The bottom line, according to them, is this: Yes, dogs can eat bananas in moderation. They go on to say:

Bananas are a good source of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, biotin and copper. Bananas are low in sodium and cholesterol, but due to the sugar content in bananas, dogs should only eat them as a treat, and not as a regular part of their diets.

They also say that bananas aren’t toxic, but are difficult for a dog to digest and can cause blockage and constipation.  Banana peels, especially, should not be fed to your dog.

If you do decide to give your dog bananas, do so in moderation, and as a treat and not in large quantities. Monitor your dog for “signs of allergies, weight changes and possible signs of a sensitive gastrointestinal system.”

Should You Feed Your Dogs Bananas?
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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Pet360 went above and beyond in their article, giving you a wonderful recipe. Click here for Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats. It’s uses simple ingredients, straight-forward directions, and the end result sounds good enough for humans to eat! Check it out.

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10 thoughts on “Should You Feed Your Dogs Bananas?

    • I hear so many people now saying their dogs love bananas, since I wrote this post. Funny, my dog won’t even look at a banana. He turns his nose up at it. My cat too. 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Sandy.

  1. My girl loves bananas, and I usually do add a touch of peanut butter to the pieces I give her because, well, that’s how I eat them too haha!

    I used to mash bananas and peanut butter together with some plain yogurt, scoop the whole thing into a kong, and freeze it over night. That’s a treat that would last at least an hour!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I find it so funny that all of your dogs hate bananas, I think every dog I’ve ever met has drooled over them!
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    • Yep, every single dog I had hated bananas. Even the cats scrunch up their noses at it. Weird. I like your idea of mashing bananas, peanut butter and yogurt and freezing it overnight into a kong. What a great idea! Sounds healthy. Thanks so my much for taking the time to read my post, and your for insight too. Take care!

  2. Hello Jeanne Melanson,

    Nice Article! Dogs like vegetables and fruits almost as much as we do. There are various thoughts on what type of diet is highly suitable for dogs. many times the food which is commercially made for the dogs or other pets usually contain meats with low quality, artificial additives, and cheap quality ingredients, which makes dogs or pets find it difficult to ingest.
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    • Yes, that’s all true. I think the closer to nature we can feed ourselves and our dogs, the better off we all are. I checked out your love quotes site. Very nice! I’m going to have a longer look around now. Thanks!

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