Bananas are one of the best and great fruit for humans. We have all consumed bananas even from our existence and his nothing new to us consuming it. But are bananas safe for dogs? The short answer is yes. Dogs can eat bananas in moderation.
Bananas are a nice 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.
Side Effects of Bananas for Dogs
Bananas fed in excess can lead to constipation and dog owners should never feed their dog a banana peel. Kerri Marshall, DVM and chief veterinary officer for Trupanion Pet Insurance, explains that bananas aren’t toxic to pets. However, “they are difficult to digest and can create a blockage if eaten whole or in large pieces,” she says.
As with any new addition to a dog’s diet, take a moment and speak with your veterinarian about your dog’s nutritional needs. When you add bananas as a treat for your dogs, Dr. Marshall suggests watching for allergies, weight changes and possible signs of a sensitive gastrointestinal system.