As compassionate, caring pets us dogs love to get our paws on anything that our humans eat. We just want to feel close to you, is that so wrong?
Well, sometimes it does actually go belly up and the human food we consume can be very bad for our tummies. Why do bad things happen to good dogs, amirite?
Anyway, we’re not capable of Google searching what we can and cannot consume, so we just eat it and hope for the best. But this sometimes leaves our owners in a spin.
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So, without further ado, I’m going to let you into a little secret about whether or not we dogs can eat banana chips.
Can bananas kill your dog?
Woah, now. Diving straight in with the tough questions, huh? Well, I certainly hope that bananas can’t kill dogs, because I’ve just eaten a whole load of banana chips without my human knowing!
In all seriousness, though. Banana can’t kill us dogs as long as it’s eaten in moderation. It’s like anything, really. I’m sure if humans ate too many bananas they’d probably die too, sooner or later.
Bananas are full of fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin C which are all great for dogs to consume. You owners might be worried about the levels of sugar found in bananas, but don’t worry about that either – it’s a good natural energy boost.
(I’m not just saying all of this because I have a sweet tooth, promise!)
Can dogs eat dry banana chips?
Whether you’re here because your dog has already eaten some banana chips and you’re worried that they’re going to harm him, or simply because you want to find a healthy human snack for your dog, never fear. We can eat dry banana chips!
In fact, banana chips provide a low-calorie treat for us and they can even help to heal our upset tummies.
Woah now, this isn’t an admission to feed and fill our bowls with just banana chips, as too many could do a complete 180 and give us diarrhea. This is down to how much fiber bananas contain.
Dry banana chips are a great way to feed us dogs bananas because the chips are already treat-sized and therefore you won’t as easily overfeed us with them.
However, you can feed us bananas however you like and we’ll still be grateful – we’re not fussy!
Can I feed my dog banana every day?
The answer to this really depends on the size of your dog. Medium and large dogs can eat up to half a banana every day. Smaller dogs, as well as toy breeds, can only eat two or three pieces of banana every day.
Ha, sucks to be you, small but very cute dogs! This is why banana chips are a good choice for humans to keep an eye on how much banana we’re consuming. Rather than having to cut up half a banana every day, you can simply feed us a few banana chips that are already prepared.
You have more free time to do whatever you humans do, and we get our treats faster. It’s a win-win!
Which fruits are good for dogs?
To put your mind at ease, I’m quickly going to walk you through some other popular fruits that us dogs can eat safely.
Feel free to switch up the banana chips with one of these alternatives every now and then if all of your banana chips seem to have mysteriously gone missing…
A good source of vitamin A and C, and enough fiber to keep us dogs regular and happy.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants and fiber, they’re super yummy, and it’s even been shown that blueberries can help protect us from cancer!
Carrots are also high in fiber and nutrients, and the satisfying crunch can help look after our teeth as well.
Broccoli is full of fiber and therefore should be fed to us in only small quantities at a time.
Celery is also awesome for looking after our canines!
- Brussel Sprouts
We love brussel sprouts, but our humans tend to keep them away from us due to the gassy effects they have…
Melon is super high in natural sugar and gives us a great energy boost, but you should offer it sparingly so that we don’t have too much.
Yummy, low-calorie, and full of water to keep us hydrated, cucumbers are a great treat for dogs.
This tropical fruit is juicy and delicious, but the stone has the potential to be poisonous so don’t give it to us as a toy to play with after all the fruit is gone.
- Green Beans
Plenty of iron and nutrients are in green beans, and fresh ones are best for dog treats. Canned green beans tend to have added salt which can be bad for us.
Remove all the seeds and peel before feeding to us, but then go nuts!
Again, don’t give us the pit to play with as it could be toxic.
Boiled potatoes will do for us dogs. We might love the added crunch of roasted potato, but the added calories are no good for us.
Finally, pears are another great treat. Just remove the stalk, seeds, and pits beforehand.
Thanks for listening to my explanation on why dried banana chips are a healthy and great option for dog treats! Rest assured, we cannot die from eating bananas as long as it’s fed to us in moderation.
Banana chips are a yummy way of giving us an energy boost with lots of fiber and vitamins to keep us healthy. The added plus is that you won’t need to prepare them because the chips are already in bite-sized pieces.
Remember, the smaller your dog is the less banana they can consume a day. That’s okay, though, as you can give all the rest to me!
As well as banana chips, there are plenty of other fruits and vegetables that you can feed us as treats. Just make sure that it’s on my list above so you don’t accidentally feed us something harmful.