If you’ve ever asked, “Can dogs eat bananas?” the answer is yes.
Are Bananas Good for Dogs?
Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. In fact, sometimes veterinarians recommend this fruit as a healthy alternative to fatty, salty treats. The fruit is also high in fiber, which can help if your dog is having gastrointestinal problems, and magnesium, which promotes bone growth and helps the body produce protein and absorb vitamins. However, like with any food item, you should only feed your dog bananas in moderation, especially since they contain a lot of sugar.
Can Dogs Eat Banana Peels?
Be wary of peels. While the peels are not toxic to dogs, they are hard to digest and may cause a blockage. Even without the peel, feeding your pup too many bananas can cause stomach upset. If you have any questions or concerns about how much to give your dog, consult your veterinarian.
How to Feed Your Dog Banana
In addition to giving your dog a piece of regular banana, here are some other ways he can enjoy the tasty snack:
- Mash it up with his food.
- Mix it into a little dog-safe peanut butter.
- Stuff it into a Kong and freeze it.
- Freeze the whole banana, peel it, and slice it.
Content: American Kennel Club
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