Planning a treat for your dogs? Well, bananas are generally a fine choice.
Let’s dig in deeper to find out why!
Are Bananas Safe for Dogs?
Now, that’s our real question here. When it comes to eating bananas your pups totally deserve treats like all others! But are bananas safe enough to keep feeding them? Generally, they are. But you should be aware of the potassium and sugar levels a banana has.
Now, they are not dangerous or unhealthy for your dogs – but like most things, moderation is key.
Benefits of Eating Bananas
As mentioned earlier, bananas are no danger to your pooch if fed in the right amounts. That being said, bananas are nutritious as well. Bananas contain various vitamins and essential nutrients that may be beneficial for our furry friends.
Some other potential advantages of giving bananas to your dog are:
- Vitamin B6 and potassium may help in maintaining your pup’s blood pressure.
- Bananas may assist in muscle strength due to the magnesium in them.
- Bananas may assist in bone strength due to calcium balancing.
- Bananas may assist in digestive health.
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When are Bananas NOT Safe for Dogs?
Like all other foods, giving bananas in excessive amounts to your dog will never be safe. You must maintain proper diet plans or at least track the amount of banana your paw pal has been eating. Remember the 10% rule: all treats and human food should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake.
Excessive intake of bananas can certainly be unhealthy. For example, bananas can assist in a healthy digestive system. But, excessive intake can result in upsetting the stomach and may cause diarrhea – or in some cases, constipation.
So, going overboard with giving bananas to your dog is when they aren’t going to be beneficial at all. If you don’t know what amount is the right amount to feed your pet, it is better to consult the veterinarian rather than experimenting yourself.
The food you give your pets today is going to define their health tomorrow. So – better safe than sorry! Dogs belong to different breeds and are of different ages and types. This makes it impossible to implement a single diet chart for all of them. Thus, if you are looking for the right things in the right amount for your fur baby, make sure to do it with the help of an expert.
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