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Quick Question Re Bananas

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by SallyUK, Jul 7, 2009.


  1. SallyUK

    SallyUK PetForums Senior

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    Are they safe to give to dogs does anyone know?

    Sal
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  2. ninja

    ninja PetForums VIP

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    im not sure but i always give mine a piece of when i eat one, x
     
  3. ad_1980

    ad_1980 PetForums VIP

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    i think so......

    Dante has a little bit off my mum when she makes a smoothie but only like a little bit, like the end of the banana. He loves them!
     
  4. Dingle

    Dingle PetForums VIP

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    My dogs eat the odd bit of banana & raw carrot... in small amounts it's fine

    :)
     
  5. ninja

    ninja PetForums VIP

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    mine have a raw carrot each daily :), they are also a natural wormer, x
     
  6. Birdie Wife

    Birdie Wife PetForums Member

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    According to Cesar Milan ;) bananas yes, banana skins no. Cari loves bananas - I've got some half bananas in the freezer for her to try :) she wasn't impressed with the frozen kong :blushing:
     
  7. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Bananas are supposed to be good for putting weight on dogs. They often feed them to greyhounds. William loves them.
     
  8. sullivan

    sullivan PetForums VIP

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    Mine likes banana and raw carrot also.
     
  9. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    They are perfectly safe, but are high in carbohydrates, so shouldnt be fed too often, and in large quantites, to prevent weight gain.
     
  10. claire

    claire Guest

    I always thought u couldnt, you learn something everyday
     
  11. toddy

    toddy PetForums Senior

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    Banana like many fruits are ok for dogs but too much will ferment in the stomach so only small pieces occasionally.
     
  12. dexter

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    perfectly safe mine luv em..........they don't eat a whole one
     
  13. SallyUK

    SallyUK PetForums Senior

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    Digby sat and waited patiently for a bite of my banana this morning, but I wasn't sure on whether or not bananas were ok, he might get a bite of mine now in the morning :D

    Sal
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  14. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    Banana skins are slightly toxic - to humans too. The banana itself is fine, but mine gets the runs if fed too much. I sometimes give dried banana as a treat (not the sugar syrup coated crisp ones, but the pure brownish squidgy ones).
     
  15. Nicci

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    Mine eat banana, have done for years they also like the odd occasional piece of apple too :)
     
  16. Dylan & Daisy

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    Always give Dylan a bit of banana if im having one, he loves it :D
     
  17. Sheltielady

    Sheltielady PetForums Junior

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    Yes they are safe and a good source of potassium. They should not however be given to a dog suffering from kidney disease because of the potassium. I had to stop giving my little Dennis his banana treats last year when I found out he had kidney disease.
     
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