Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels?

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Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels?

No, dogs shouldn’t eat banana peels but they can eat the rest of the fruit ripe, over ripe or unripe but cook the unripe ones because they’re hard to digest raw. The best way to cook unripe (green bananas) for your dog is by steaming or boiling them but you should never fry them because they can cause pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas and affects dogs of all ages. It can be life-threatening, so it’s vital to avoid giving fried green bananas to your pet.

How Much Banana Can A Dog Eat?

If you have a large dog, it can have about half of a banana daily but if you have a small dog, you shouldn’t give it more than 2 or 3 cut up pieces per day. I would strongly recommend not giving your dog a whole banana at a time because it can cause diarrhea, vomiting and many other digestive problems. If you think your dog has eaten too many bananas and is experiencing symptoms of digestive discomfort, you need to call your veterinarian right away.

As long as you don’t over feed your dog bananas, they can be a very nutritious part of your pets diet because they are full of many minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Potassium is an essential mineral found in bananas and helps maintain proper muscle and organ function, but dogs with kidney disease should avoid foods that are high in potassium.

Bananas are also rich in vitamin C which may prove beneficial for dogs suffering from liver disease, pancreatitis, or lymphoma cancer. Bananas also contain a number of B vitamins that have been shown to reduce seizures in dogs and also boost metabolism, thus increasing energy.

Conclusion:

Based on the above information, we recommend that you don’t feed your dog banana peels at all. The downside to giving your dog banana peels far outweighs any benefits it might have.

If you want your pet to enjoy bananas, prepare them properly and offer them a few pieces at a time. Bananas can provide your dog with energy and some vitamins and minerals, so make sure you don’t over feed them.

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