But Is A Banana Good For My Dog?
Being high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, bananas can even be recommended as a healthy alternative to high fatty or salty treats. If your dog is having gastrointestinal issues, this fruit is high in fiber and magnesium, which promotes healthy bone growth allowing the body to produce protein and absorb vitamins. Since bananas contain a lot of sugar, you should only feed in moderation.
Should I Let My Dog Eat Banana Peels?
Banana peels are non-toxic to dogs, you should be very careful as they are difficult to digest and could create blockages. Even feeding your puppy too many bananas can cause an upset stomach peeled or not.
Your veterinarian can be a great consultant as to any questions or concerns you may have as well as how much to let your dog have.
Ways To Feed Bananas To Your Dog
Although feeding them a banana peeled, some other yummy ways to let them enjoy bananas:
- Add to their food after mashing
- Add some to a dog safe peanut butter.
- Add it into a Kong toy and freeze.
- Freeze a peeled banana and cut it into pieces
Simple Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treat
Homemade dog treats you can do in a snap. You only need 3 ingredients for this healthy recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford, Servings: 8 – 10
- 1 cup (8oz/120g) plain yogurt (no sweetness or flavors)
- 1/2 cup (4 oz/120g) peanut butter, smoooth
- 1 ripe banana
- In a small bowl, mash the banana up until smooth and no lumps.
- Stir in the yogurt and peanut butter and mix until evenly combined.
- Spoon into dog bone molds (or ice cube trays). Fill evenly and smooth the top. (Keep in mind the size of the dog’s mouth when eating. You don’t want them to wait until they are fully thawed (and a mess) to eat.)
- Tap on the counter to ensure there are no air bubbles, and the mixture is evenly distributed.
- Freeze for a minimum of 5 hours or even overnight
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