Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

Is it safe for your dog to eat Bananas? Read more to find out.

can-dogs-eat-bananasBananas are fine for dogs to eat. Dogs are omnivores, and most fruits are safe for dogs to eat (except grapes). Bananas are a good source for vitamin K, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals. Large quantities may cause stool problems however and is not recommended.


What do other dog owners have to say about whether their dogs can eat Bananas or not? See comments below.

43 Comments on Can Dogs Eat Bananas

  1. rinisha

    I have a two year old Yorkie that I have been giving bananas to since she was 7 months old and she has never had a problem with them. I also provide her with carrots,cucumbers, watermelon, cabbage,broccoli and cauliflower. I was surprise to find out how many people think of dogs as carnivores and not omnivores.

    My aunt almost had a fit when she walked in and seen me feeding my “Truffles” and her big pit bull carrots. She only fed him meat. LOL.

  2. Carm

    PLEASE BE AWARE ! My beautiful 6 year old Golden/Collie died of a severe heart attack. She was pretty healthy except she had a mild heart mur-mur. I gave her a half a banana every day. The excess potassium may have caused a Heart Arrhythmia(hyperkalemia) that made her heart flutter instead of beat which stops the blood flow and kills imediately. Do not give your dogs bananas every day, once or twice a week only and never if they have heart issues. Always do research before giving human food to your pets or just avoid it alltogether. I cry every day because I miss my best friend so much.

  3. French Bull Dog Mom

    I give my pooch a banana at least 3/4 times a week.
    Because she’s an inside dog, I feel she doesn’t have much movement and don’t want her to get constipated!
    So I thought that it might be good for her bowel moments, she gets it before her meal- she loooves them!

    She already knows the word Banana & gets so- happy 🙂
    She goes bananas over Bananas- LOL…

  4. Cindy

    I was eating one this morning and our Black Lab would not leave me alone she was begging and she rarely does that even with meat ? So typed in a quick search to see if it was safe and she just gobbled up 1/8 of my breakfast she loved it a new treat I guess Thanks

  5. Flyingk

    Bananas are a tasty and nutritious treat for dogs.
    Good for balancing electrolytes in very active dogs.
    Also helps all dogs sleep deeper which is a good thing.
    If your dog is a picky eater put banana slices on their normal food (as if you were putting them on your morning cereal), it will get them started. I have found no better way of giving my dogs a pill than to press it into a thick slice of banana. Have some yourself while your at it…BANANAS NOT PILLS!!

  6. brenda

    my dogs love when i make them Banana, Peanut Butter Smoothies

  7. Paula

    I was eating a banana this morning when my new puppy was all over me wanting my banana. I also typed in a quick search to see if bananas were safe for her, she didn’t like it as much as she thought she would.

  8. richie

    My dog Jessy loves all fruit and veg her favourite is bananas and carrots gives her loads of energy too

  9. Samantha

    I have two dogs, one is a black chihuahua mix and the other is a jack Russell terrier mixed with a chihuahua. My black chihuahua is about 6 years old already and she took a little nibble but decided bananas weren’t for her. My other dog however, is about 3 years old and he loves bananas! I guess it’s a personal preference dogs aquire (:

  10. Ollie The Goldador

    My dog doesn’t really care for bananas. Once in a while I will let him have some of my food. Everybody should know not to feed dogs grapes, or apple seeds. They act like poison to the dogs. And if anybody ever wants to feed a dog human food search it first. It may be toxic to the dog. Don’t want any dog deaths.

  11. Khujo's mommy ?

    My puppy Khujo loves bananas and harasses me for a piece all the time and he sniffs my hand and my shirt looking for a piece lol and licks my fingers that ripped off the piece of banana for him.??

  12. frank

    I usually check with my vet before giving any “human ” food to my dog and the vet said it’s fine to give bananas to any dog just a little never a whole banana maybe because my dog is a small breed but I’m sure he would eat the whole banana if I gave it to him,I usually give him 2 thin slices every day with no problems

  13. Catherina

    My daughter had her little jack Russell Jessie, I then had her brother Robbo some weeks later. Jessie treat was carrots and apples (no core)Robbo has a liking for banana. Jessie bless doesn’t enjoy the texture of bananas

  14. sharon

    My shiatsu Bella wont even eat them I tried..little brat..

  15. Misty 9 and Cherry 6

    You forgot to mention Cherries

  16. Jayne

    I have two 9 year old Jack Russell’s. They’ve had all kinds of fruits and vegetables since they were pups, everything dogs can have of course. They love nothing better than a chunk of banana or slice of carrot when we’re cooking. Someone told me that bananas cause dogs to fit, well all I can say is, 9 years without One speaks for itself.

  17. Dulce

    I actually jest fed my poodle maltese mix half of a half of a strawberry and she loved it, with this information I’m going to feed Bella (my doggp) a banana!! 😀 (Not the whole thing) 🙂

  18. Paula penny

    My two year old pug just loves banana he chases me round the bungalow if I have one. He has grown up with bananas in the fruit bowl as my 2 year old granddaughter eats them . So they don’t harm him he doesn’t get much of one just a couple of pieces as it’s usually a fight as to who is going to get the most.

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