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Yes, dogs can eat banana chips safely. Banana chips are sweet treats and a good option for occasional snacks or your dog. Banana chips are a great source of fiber and potassium. Unseasoned banana chips are the best type for your dog.

Banana Chips
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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in small amounts
Nutritional Value Low calorie, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals
Potential Risks  Upset stomach
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

What Happens If a Dog Eats Too Many Banana Chips?

If your dog eats too many banana chips, they will experience an upset tummy. Although fiber is an important part of a dog’s diet, excessive fiber can be harmful as it can cause diarrhea.

Look out for signs of stomach distress if your dog has sneaked into your bowl of banana chips and gobbled down too many of them.

TIP: Are you unsure about commercially available options and how they can affect your dog’s health? Try homemade banana chips.

How Many Banana Chips are Safe for Your Dog?

Use about a quarter of a banana to prepare banana chips for your small dog. A large dog can have about half a banana’s worth of banana chips. You can give banana chips as treats to your dog a few times a week. Lastly, consider breaking the crunchy treat into smaller pieces if the banana slices are too big.

Remember, always begin in small amounts when introducing food.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, your dog can eat dried bananas. When giving your dog dried fruit, always take the sugar content into consideration before serving it to your dog.

  • No, dogs cannot eat fried banana chips. Chips that are fried in a lot of oil are unhealthy for dogs. Instead, you can give your dog baked or dried bananas.

  • Yes, dogs can eat bananas. You can give your dog bananas by cutting them up in small bites and only offer them occasionally.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.