Can bananas help a a dog's digestive tract?


Yes! Bananas are high in fiber, which can help if your dog is having gastrointestinal problems.


Bananas are also a great source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, biotin, and copper.

They help boost the immune system, replenish electrolytes, and promote skin and coat health.


Magnesium promotes bone growth and helps the body produce protein and absorb the vitamins. 


In moderation, bananas can make a healthy, low-calorie treat for dogs. Don't go overboard. Excess banana consumption can lead to constipation in dogs. Also, dogs should never be fed the peel, which can cause a serious blockage.



*Check with your vet first before introducing a new food to your dog's diet. And if you do begin to give your dog this treat, be sure to start with small quantities. As always with any food, if you see behavioral changes or digestive issues call your vet.




Sources:

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-bananas/

http://blog.vetdepot.com/the-health-benefits-of-bananas-for-dogs

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