You likely know by now that dogs can eat bananas in moderation, and seeing that bananas have low-calorie, you’re sure that your dogs will benefit from them. You’ve also seen that bananas contain potassium, vitamins, copper, fiber, and biotin, so you’re sure that when given as a treat, your dog will derive many benefits from their consumption. But can dogs eat banana bread? Is it safe for them? These and many more questions we’ll be discussing in this article.
Can Dogs Eat Banana Bread?
Dogs can eat banana bread as long as it’s in moderation and as long as it’s monitored. This is because some pets have sensitivities to grains and allergies to wheat. So while bananas are great snacks for your pets, banana bread comes with sugar and some other ingredients like Raisins that could be either unhealthy or fatally toxic to dogs. In fact, it’s recommended that your dog be taken to the vet for medical attention when it consumes raisins.
So know your pets and their allergies or food sensitivities, and speak to your vet before deciding if you should give banana bread to your own pet. If giving banana bread to your pet results in any reactions or symptoms that are unusual, speak to your vet immediately.
It’s also recommended that whichever type of bread you feed to your dog, it shouldn’t take up more than 5% of the pet’s regular meal. Low sugar content in bread is very important. Bread is full of carbs, so when your dog’s consumption isn’t monitored, it could result in weight gain. We’d also recommend that since most of the bread sold in stores have ingredients that aren’t healthy for dogs, you can make your own at home for your pets without all of the harmful ingredients.
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How some dogs react to excess consumption of banana bread?
If your dog consumes large quantities of banana bread, you would notice some of these reactions, and this would mostly be an indication of whether you should seek medical help or not.
Stomach bloating is one of the first things you’d notice especially if the amount consumed is in excess. You’d also notice alcohol poisoning as a result of the ethanol in the yeast. You could notice an increased heart rate, retching, seizures, coma, weakness, respiratory problems, vomiting, and low blood pressure. Many of these symptoms show up between minutes to hours of consuming the bread, and if you do notice any of these, it’s highly recommended that you see a vet.
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Can dogs eat banana bread with walnuts?
Walnuts and banana bread can be fed to dogs in moderation, but you should know that not all walnuts are safe for dog consumption. Walnuts like English Walnuts are considered safe and can be eaten with banana bread, but black walnuts are known to be toxic. In this case, as with most foods, fruits, and plants you want to give to your dog, we recommend that you speak to your vet as they know your dog’s health history better and would give better, more specific instructions on what you should or should not feed it.
Can dogs eat banana bread with chocolate chips?
If your dog has eaten banana bread with chocolate chips recently, I would recommend that you first check for the standard levels of toxicity of chocolate. If the dog hasn’t crossed the threshold and isn’t showing any visible reactions, I wouldn’t worry. But at the first sign that something isn’t right, I would recommend that you contact your vet.
Can dogs eat multigrain bread?
Yes, in small amounts and under supervised consumption, dogs can eat multigrain bread. It’s recommended that the bread is plain and that there are no toppings or spreads that include harmful ingredients like raisins that can be harmful to the health of your dog.
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Does bread make dogs constipated?
When not given in excess, or unmonitored to dogs, bread doesn’t cause constipation. Some dogs are also allergic, and there could be different reactions to the consumption of bread. If your dog is constipated after consuming bread, speak to a vet as soon as possible.
Can dogs eat banana nut bread?
Banana nut bread might be harmful to some dogs while some dogs will do just fine when they eat banana nut bread in moderate, supervised quantities. If the bread has a high content of raisins, sugar, and wheat, you should be very careful about keeping them anywhere near your dogs. Raisins for one is known for being fatally toxic, so your dog shouldn’t consume anything that contains raisins. If you notice your dog has consumed raisins, you should get your pet to your vet as soon as possible.
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