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Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« on: October 22, 2006, 07:05 pm »
So we got home from dinner, and Ruffin had pulled over the garbage can and eaten two over-ripe bananas, peels and all. Only things he left behind were the stems.

So, I've been all over the Internet, and I don't see anything about banana peels being poisonous to dogs (but apparently grapes and onions are - who knew?), but I wanted to check with the local canine experts to confirm it.

I expect some icky poops resulting from this, but should I expect worse? It's been an hour, and he seems fine - no vomiting or diarrhea (yet). Should we take him to the vet, or just ride it out, or what?

(This is the same dog who ate an entire loaf of bread (including plastic bag), 1/3 of a shower curtain, a cream carton, and the vinyl seat from our 50's dinette set.)
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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2006, 07:15 pm »
Well, based on personal experience, they're not toxic to a 100lb Damatian . . .

My dog Spot over the years swept banannas off the kitchen counter a couple of times -- devouring them, peels and all to absolutely no ill effects.

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2006, 07:16 pm »
Now 4 lbs of raw pasta dough - that was a different story - drip, drip, drip, drip, drip .  .  .

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2006, 07:18 pm »
Now 4 lbs of raw pasta dough - that was a different story - drip, drip, drip, drip, drip .  .  .

Oh EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2006, 07:19 pm »
Spot . . . R.I.P.



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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2006, 07:29 pm »
And just to make sure this board is saturated with enough Dalmatian photos, here's Spot's Baby pic at about 4 months old.....



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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2006, 09:15 pm »
omg he was soooooooooooooo cute!!! r.i.p. spot. hollywood, you're such a good daddy  :)

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2006, 09:19 pm »
My dogs eat paint chips, so their constitutions are pretty strong.  When offered a banana peel, they usually play with it, rake the mush off the peel and leave it.  I wouldn't worry too much.

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2006, 09:23 pm »
My dogs eat paint chips, so their constitutions are pretty strong.  When offered a banana peel, they usually play with it, rake the mush off the peel and leave it.  I wouldn't worry too much.

I like how it's "my dogs eat paint chips", not "once my dogs ate paint chips" :) Is that a special treat in the Spanky House?
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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2006, 09:29 pm »
Well Ken, they dont get the pleasure of the cat box any more, and frankly since we started exterminating, they don't get mice, rats or bees any more and they are bored.  So, I started scraping one day, vio la!
No, I don't reguraly feed my kids paint chips, but they do get into some strange shit.  So more power to em.  As long as we don't end up at the vet, so far so good.
Buckwheat had a thing for Ray's underwear for a while, so we figure he has god tollerance.

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2006, 09:32 pm »
Buckwheat had a thing for Ray's underwear for a while...

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2006, 09:33 pm »
I'll second that - - have pulled a few things out of their mouths I don't need to repeat here.  Reminds me of that commercial for . . . well, I don't know what, but the dog licking his privates, then his "Mom" comes home and gets smothered with "kisses" -- tag line, "It's not always as clean as you think . . ."  LOL

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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2006, 09:42 pm »
Ruffin's two best attempts at proving he will, in fact, eat anything:

1) Half a shower curtain
2) A quart carton (empty) of half & half. That one prompted a vet visit.
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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2006, 09:43 pm »
Fear not, bananas and their peels are not toxic to dogs.  


(credit to boxerworld.com - my dogs eat everything in sight and this list has helped me numerous times)

The main food items that are toxic to dogs, and that you should never feed, are:

Chocolate and caffeine: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1939&articleid=2238
Onions: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1939&articleid=2414
Grapes/raisins: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1939&articleid=2409
Avocados: Toxin is persin which causes gastrointestinal irritation, vomitting and diarrhoea. Can be fatal, but toxic dose is unknown.
The pits of most fruits: Usually contain cyanide
Macadamia Nuts: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1939&articleid=2411
Mushrooms: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1939&articleid=2413
Products sweetened with xylitol: http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pets_poisonsafe


Common toxic plants include:
Aloe
Amaryllis
Andromeda Japonica
Asian Lily (Liliaceae)
Asparagus Fern
Australian Nut
Autumn Crocus
Avocado
Azalea

Bird of Paradise
American Bittersweet
European Bittersweet
Branching Ivy
Buckeye
Buddist Pine

Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron)
Charming Diffenbachia
Chinaberry Tree
Chinese Evergreen
Christmas Rose
Clematis
Cordatum
Corn Plant (aka Cornstalk Plant)
Cornstalk Plant (aka Corn Plant)
Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman)
Cycads
Cyclamen

Daffodil
Day Lily
Devil's Ivy
Dumb Cane
Deadly Nightshade (See Nightshade)

Easter Lily
Elephant Ears
Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern)
Emerald Fern (aka Emerald Feather)
English Ivy

Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron
Flamingo Plant
Florida Beauty
Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant

Glacier Ivy
Gladiolas
Glory Lily
Gold Dieffenbachia
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden Pothos
Green Gold Nephthysis

Hahn's self branching English Ivy
Heartleaf Philodendron
Heavenly Bamboo
Holly
Horsehead Philodendron
Hurricane Plant
Hyacinth
Hydrangea

Iris

Japanese Show Lily
Japanese Yew (aka Yew)
Jerusalem Cherry

Kalanchoe

Lace Fern
Lacy Tree
Lily of the Valley

Macadamia Nut
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Marble Queen
Marijuana
Mauna Loa Peace Lily (aka Peace Lily)
Mexican Breadfruit
Mistletoe "American"
Morning Glory
Mother-in-Law

Narcissus
Needlepoint Ivy
Nephthytis
Nightshade

Oleander
Onion
Orange Day Lily

Panda
Peace Lily (aka Maana Loa Peace Lily)
Philodendron Pertusum
Plumosa Fern
Precatory Bean

Queensland Nut

Red Emerald
Red Lily
Red-Margined Dracaena (aka Straight-Margined Dracaena)
Red Princess
Rhododendron
Ribbon Plant (Dracaena sanderiana)
Rubrum Lily

Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos
Schefflera
Spotted Dumb Cane
Stargazer Lily
Striped Dracaena
Sweetheart Ivy
Swiss Cheese Plant

Taro Vine
Tiger Lily
Tomato Plant
Tree Philodendron
Tropic Snow Dumbcane
Tulip

Variable Dieffenbachia
Variegated Philodendron

Warneckei Dracaena
Wood Lily

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Yew (aka Japanese Yew)
Yucca

That is not an exhaustive list. But simply those plants frequently encountered that are problematic. For more information on how each plant affects pets and clinical signs to look out for, visit http://www.aspca.org/toxicplants/M01947.htm
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Re: Are banana peels toxic to dogs?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2006, 09:54 pm »
Wow - I'd not heard grapes before . . . have given those to my dogs many times, but only a few at a time as a treat -- never with any ill effect.