What about Banana for dogs? Is banana good for dogs? Those who have had pets for a long time probably know – if they haven’t experienced it themselves – which fruits are safe for dogs to consume. It’s worth paying attention to this because not everything that is healthy for the human body is good for the dog’s system.
Can dogs eat bananas?
- Orange: yes, but only in small quantities, a few segments are enough.
- Pear: this fibrous fruit has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the colon, which also contributes to the health of dogs.
- Apple: this vitamin-rich, fibrous fruit contains essential vitamins such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and B vitamins. It is best to wash the apple well and consume it with the skin. The same procedures apply when giving it to the dog.
- Cantaloupe: A vitamin-rich, easily digestible treat full of beta-carotene, which is also beneficial for the dog’s eyes.
The following can be given in moderation:
- watermelon (seedless)
The following are harmful and toxic to the dog’s system:
- grapes, raisins: can cause kidney disease in dogs, should be avoided
- cherries, apricots, and similar stone fruits that are toxic to them due to their cyanide content
- tomatoes: can cause cardiac arrhythmia and trembling
- avocado: contains a substance called persin, which is fungicidal and harmless to humans but toxic to dogs. It can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea
Some vegetables that can also be safely given to dogs:
- Sweet potato: Unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are highly beneficial for dogs due to their high amino acid content, which promotes the development of strong muscles.
- Carrot: Carrots can be incorporated into a dog’s diet for various reasons: for overweight dogs as part of a diet, and for dogs with normal body weight, they can help improve oral hygiene. Ideally, carrots can also be used to discourage chewing on shoes and other objects.
- Green beans: With their high mineral content and low calorie content, green beans are a beneficial crunchy treat for dogs.
Chocolate – although not a vegetable or fruit – is also on the list of prohibited items, as it is neither natural nor a vitamin, and it is specifically toxic to dogs! Under no circumstances should we try to treat our pets with chocolate.
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