Yes. Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and C. Bananas can help settle a dog’s stomach, and they provide a low-calorie energy boost. Some veterinarians recommend bananas as an alternative to fatty, salty treats.
Your dog will enjoy peeled bananas shared occasionally in small to moderate amounts. If dogs eat too much banana, the added fiber and sugar can cause digestive upset and diarrhea.
- Mash up a little banana and add it to your dog’s usual bowl of food.
- Mix banana with a little yogurt or peanut butter.
- Stuff banana in a Kong and freeze it for a treat that will keep your dog busy for awhile.
- Slice a banana and share a few bites with your dog, then freeze the rest and share later.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.