Can Dachshunds Eat Banana?

can dachshunds eat banana

Does your dachshund go bananas for banana? Are you looking for natural, healthy alternatives to shop bought treats? Here’s everything you need to know about dachshunds and bananas.

Can dachshunds eat banana? Yes, dachshunds can eat banana as a special treat. Bananas are high in fibre and a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium and vitamin C. They’re a healthy alternative to shop bought treats but they’re high in sugar so must only be fed occasionally in small amounts.

But, before you start feeding your dachshund this sweet and tasty fruit, there’s more you need to know. Read on to find out the good, the bad, and the mushy!

Before feeding your Dachshund any human or new food, it’s best to check with your Vet. This article is based on research and personal experience as a Dachshund owner of 10+ years. I’m not a Vet or qualified behaviourist.

How Much Banana Can Dachshunds Have?

As with any dog treats, you should only feed your dachshund small quantities of banana. Most people give a few chunks, a couple of slices, or a small amount of mashed banana as an occasional treat. Don’t feed the whole banana in one go. Too much sugar and potassium in your dachshund’s bloodstream could cause stomach upset, vomiting or more serious health problems. All dachshunds are different shapes and sizes, so it’s best to check with your vet how much you can feed.

Are Bananas Good For Dachshunds?

Yes, bananas are good for dachshunds when given in moderation or as a special treat. They’re nutritious, rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. This makes them a much healthier alternative to fatty, salty, shop bought treats! Bananas are high in fibre too, so great for digestion and keeping bowel movements regular. Just be mindful of the high sugar content and the amount you feed.

Dachshund eating banana treat out of owners hand
Dachshund eating banana treat out of owners hand

Are Bananas Bad for Dachshunds?

If your dachshund eats too much banana, he could get sickness, diarrhea or other more serious health issues. Excess potassium in his bloodstream could trigger heart problems, and too much sugar may lead to blood sugar irregularities, diabetes and weight gain. Dachshunds are prone to obesity so you do have to be mindful of this. The dietary fibre in bananas is great for digestion, but too much fibre can actually cause constipation, rather than help prevent it.

Can Dachshunds Eat Banana Peel?

No, dachshund shouldn’t eat banana peel, only the soft banana inside. Although banana peel isn’t toxic to dogs, it can be very hard to digest and may cause stomach pain, sickness, constipation, and even intestinal blockages. Best to throw the peel away or add it to your compost!

Can Dachshunds Eat Frozen Banana?

Yes, frozen banana is a great way to treat your dachshund and keep him entertained. You can freeze a whole banana and give him a couple of small slices, or fill a Kong with mushed banana and pop it in the freezer so it lasts longer!

Do Dachshunds Like Banana?

Yes, in general, dachshunds do like banana. It’s a tasty treat for teaching new commands or tricks, and ideal for stuffing into a Kong or puzzle game. Banana may also be handy for hiding your dachshund’s meds. The sweet flavour disguises the taste of the pill, and the soft, mushy consistency helps you conceal it! Obviously, it does depend what pills your dachshund’s been prescribed. If he’s taking something for diabetes, a high sugar treat wouldn’t be the right choice. Check with your vet just to be on the safe side.

Dachshund learning a new trick to get a banana treat
Dachshund learning a new trick to get a banana treat

Can Dachshunds Be Allergic To Bananas?

Some dachshunds can have allergic reactions to bananas. That’s why it’s always best to feed new foods in very small amounts to start with. Any signs of sickness, diarrhea, swelling, rashes, itching, breathing problems, coughing, choking or unusual behaviour should be reported immediately to your vet.

So, there you have it. Dachshunds can eat banana in moderation but, like everything in life, too much banana can be a bad thing. Bananas are high in natural sugars and potassium, so it’s best to only let your dachshund go bananas for banana – occasionally!

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