Are Bananas Safe For Dogs?

by Perfect Puppy Care on August 20, 2013

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Bananas can be safely fed to dogs as a healthy and nutritious snack. Feed them raw, baked or cooked. Stuff a Kong toy with them to provide your dog healthy entertainment.

Bananas are a good source of potassium and they contain almost no fat or sodium. They are rich in vitamins C and B6, antioxidants, folates and manganese. Bananas are a good energy source because they contain soluble carbohydrates.

Bananas should be fed in moderation so as not to upset the dog’s stomach or cause diarrhea. There is no ideal recommended amount. Each dog’s system is different, so it is best to start by feeding one-inch slices of banana. If your dog tolerates the fruit snack, gradually increase the amount. Feeding too many bananas can cause the dog to gain weight. If your dog is diabetic, check with the veterinarian before feeding bananas because they do contain sugar.

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