Have ever wondered can dogs eat bananas? The simple answer is yes! Bananas are an excellent addition to your dog’s diet. In the video below, our Chief Nutritional Officer, Rowan, lists 6 ways that bananas can benefit your dog, followed by how to actually go about feeding them, and what you need to be careful of.
Can dogs eat bananas? – Rowan explains
6 benefits of bananas for your dog
- Bananas are loaded with magnesium, which helps with muscle growth.
- Magnesium is also important for cellular energy.
- Finally, magnesium helps relax your dog and plays an important role in heart function.
- Bananas are rich in potassium. When combined with B6, potassium can help regulate blood pressure. Potassium also balances out calcium to ensure healthy bone growth.
- Bananas potentially lead to improved brain function thanks to the large number of E vitamins they contain.
- Bananas help regulate your dog’s immune function. Some of the soluble fibres in bananas can play an important role in growing beneficial bacteria in your dog’s gut.
3 ways to feed bananas to your dog
- Mash up the banana and mix it in with your dog’s food.
- Cut up and freeze-dry the banana (which is a really good way to keep all the nutrients) and give your dog slices to snack on.
- Dried bananas are great for your dog too. Dry the banana on very low heat by putting it in a dehydrator. Do not bake bananas as this kills the Vitamin C content and other nutrients susceptible to heat.
Moderation is key
A medium-sized banana contains around 14 grams of sugar. If your dog has diabetes, epilepsy, or needs to lose some weight, they should probably stay away from bananas. In fact, the key to feeding your dog any fruit is moderation.
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