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Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

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Can dogs eat bananas? Yes, it’s safe for your dog to eat bananas in appropriate quantities. Bananas are tasty and healthy dog treats. The quantity varies according to breed, diet, age, and size. Siberian huskies, usually eat bananas with no problem. Yet, they can be pretty picky when it comes to food. If you don’t make it appealing, they might refuse it. If your husky doesn’t want to try bananas, you can simply dip it in Greek yogurt. This will make each slice of banana tastier!

Why should you give your dog bananas?

Bananas are a source of vitamin B6, C, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. There are a lot of fruits that your dog can eat, and they are a better alternative to fatty and salty treats that are usually found in the stores. Bananas or other fruits can’t supply something essential for your dog diet because of the small serving size. Still, fruits are healthy treats and they will improve your dog overall health.

  • The fiber found in bananas will help your dog with treating gastrointestinal problems
  • Fiber is good when your dog has bowel problems
  • Magnesium will increase vitamins absorption and help build protein within the body
  • Magnesium will help your husky with bone growth
  • Potassium is good for muscle development and healthy blood vessel function
  • Vitamin C helps with cartilage building, protecting the cells from damaging and it will boost the immune system
  • Bananas are low in cholesterol and sodium

Also, see Feeding fruits to your dog – husky

What happens if a dog eats bananas?

You might wonder what happens if a dog eats bananas. Actually, you should feed your husky a small quantity of bananas once in a while because you have to keep him on a balanced diet. Do you want to motivate a Siberian husky when you’re training him? Bananas slices are a good motivating treat. Add some apple cubes with that banana and you will have low calories treats for training sessions. Especially, with Siberian huskies that need more training and more appealing doggy treats.   

What happens if a dog eats a whole banana?

When you have a Siberian husky, you know that he loves to steal. From socks to food, they are master thieves. If he eats a whole banana, you don’t have to panic. Banana peels are not toxic to dogs, but they are hard to digest. The peels also have lots of fiber, so it may be a tough one for his tummy. Keep an eye on him and see how he reacts. He might throw up or have diarrhea. If this happens, you should call your vet and… probably store your bananas better.

How should you feed Bananas to your dog?

Peel the banana and cut it into appropriate serving sizes. You can give him small slices during dog training, mix it with Greek yogurt or peanut butter – without xylitol and stuff it in a KONG or place it in his bowl mixed with other food.  You can cut a banana in pieces and freeze it. Frozen bananas are refreshing treats during hot summer days. The frozen bananas slices have a different texture too. Be careful at how you are freezing the banana. Prevent the slices from sticking one by another and avoid any freezer burn.

Fast frozen bananas and yogurt recipe for dogs

What do you need?

  • Banana
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Some peanut buttermake sure that it has no xylitol

Mix the banana with the Greek yogurt and the peanut butter and stuff a KONG with it and put it in a freezer for a couple of hours. Put some peanut butter at the bottom of the KONG, this way your dog will lick the peanut butter until the stuffing starts to melt a bit. This will keep your husky occupied for 30 to 40 minutes.

You can also, blend the mix and place it in some ice cube trays, that you place in a freezer. Again, wait for a couple of hours until the cubes are perfectly formed. The shape of the ice cubes is perfect for your puppy’s teething pains.

How much banana can I give my dog?

Excess is never good. If your dog eats too many bananas it can cause health problems. Bananas are safe in moderation. Your Siberian husky can eat bananas as treats, not as a substitute for a healthy balanced diet. And that goes for almost any fruit out there!

Dogs can eat bananas
Dogs can eat bananas

The banana serving size differs from dog to dog. A Siberian husky can be fed up to half of a regular-sized banana each day. Yet, the serving size and the overall diet it’s based on the exercising plan.

Do you have a Siberian husky? Read about How to Exercise your Siberian Husky

Can my dog eat a banana every day?

 If you have an active Siberian husky you can feed him a medium-size banana. Obviously, without the peel. Yet, there are so many fruits from that you can choose, so don’t feed your dog a banana every day. Try slices of banana one day, watermelon the next day, and after that try some apples. Or even better, prepare a small bowl of pieces of fruits for your dog training sessions. Don’t get them bored with just one fruit!

Siberian huskies will listen to your commands when they receive tasty treats.

Can bananas make dogs sick?

Bananas can make dogs sick if the dogs are allergic to bananas or if the dogs eat large amounts of bananas at once.

There is always a risk like your dog to be allergic to almost any food. If you see allergic reaction signs such as hives, coughing, difficulty breathing or other symptoms, you should remove the bananas from his reach and contact your vet right away.  

A lot of fruits have natural sugar. Bananas are no exception from this rule. You can’t feed your dog large amounts of bananas because it leads to health issues, such as diabetes or excess weight gain. Also, bananas are high in potassium and if your dog eats too many bananas at once it can lead to a high concentration of potassium in the blood.

Moderation is the key. Give your dog bananas as treats, not as a substitute for a healthy diet.  

Conclusion

If you came to this article wondering if dogs can eat bananas, then you found out that yes, they can. And they will enjoy every single slice of it. Bananas are healthy treats for your Siberian husky. These tasty fruits will improve their overall health.

A few slices of banana are a healthier alternative to the salty and fatty store-bought treats.

Don’t forget to let us know how you feed your dog bananas? Do you feed him a few slices during training sessions or do you use bananas in a tasty recipe? We’re curious to find out!

Alexandra

Dog and Siberian husky lover. I love training, exercising and playing around with my two huskies. Always trying new foods, recipes and striving to give them the best possible dog life.

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