Are Bananas good for Dogs?

Can dogs eat bananas?

Dogs can eat bananas in moderation. Bananas are a good source of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, biotin and copper. Bananas are low in sodium and cholesterol, but due to the sugar content in bananasdogs should only eat them as a treat, and not as a regular part of their diets.

What about the banana peel?

Bananas are especially beneficial for active, athletic dogs. … Just be careful about over-feeding bananas to sedentary dogs: those same sugars could contribute to weight gain. But can dogs eat banana peels? While there’s nothing toxic about them, the extra fiber in banana peels may be tough for some pets to digest.

Can my puppy eat bananas?

They are perfectly safe for dogs as long as they’re not eating, like, an entire bunch of them. For example, they’ve got a lot of good nutrients that can be tough for your dog to get otherwise: vitamin B, vitamin C and potassium. They’ve also got tons of fiber, which, like with humans, can help keep your dog regular.

Ways To Feed Your Dog Banana:

  • you can mash it up with his food
  • mix it with a little yogurt or peanut butter
  • stuff it in a Kong, and freeze it
  • freeze, peel, and slice (this is the least messy option)

A Recipe For Dogs You Can Make At Home

Many dogs will enjoy the sweet, starchy flavor of a banana on its own, but if you’re feeling ambitious, you can make this tasty treat, no baking required.

You’ll need:

  • A ripe banana
  • A scoop of peanut butter (first check that it doesn’t contain xylitol)
  • A slice of mild cheese
  • A blender
  • A fillable toy, like a Kong

Instructions:

  1. Combine the banana, peanut butter, and cheese in the blender until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Smear it over the toy, and freeze.

As an sweeter alternative, you can blend and freeze canned pumpkin, yogurt, a banana, and honey.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own veterinarian. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing the health of a pet. Always consult your own veterinarian.

 

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