Some readers had the question of whether or not bananas were something dogs could eat. In addition to being the perfect size for your dog’s muzzle, they’re an excellent treat and great source of potassium, fiber, and magnesium for your dog.

Bananas are one of the best fruits for building muscles and protein in the body as well as providing large amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps reduce cell damage and build cartilage as well as reducing susceptibility to sickness. Vitamin B6 helps to metabolize proteins in the body and regulate blood cells for delivering oxygen to the brain and muscles.

At roughly 105 calories, bananas are one of the most nutritionally-dense fruits for your dog and is an excellent source of vitamins. Take advice from the experts, and choose this over pills and vitamin supplements for your dog.

When first introducing the banana, give it to your dog in small quantities. Some dogs may or may not like the taste, every dog is different. Additionally, avoid giving a whole banana as a whole banana can cause an upset stomach. If it seems good, try adding it to your dog’s kibble as you would fresh fruit to cereal.