So, can dogs eat bananas? Yes, dogs can eat bananas without harm. Sometimes veterinarians recommend bananas as a healthy alternative to store-bought treats. Bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs.
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits worldwide and contain essential nutrients that can have a protective impact on health. They are low in cholesterol and sodium, but because of their high sugar content, bananas should be given as a treat, not part of your dog’s main diet. Bananas are rich in potassium which helps maintain fluid levels in the body and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. Bananas also have vitamin B6 and vitamin C and high in fiber.
Can dogs eat banana peels?
In general banana peels are not toxic to dogs, however, they can be hard to digest.
A few bananas treat ideas for your dog:
– freeze the banana and slice it
– stuff the banana into a hollow bone or Kong
– mix banana with peanut butter – but it can be messy