Can dogs have Honey?

can dogs have honeyYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Honey is made primarily of natural sugars and water. The most abundant form of sugar in honey is fructose. It's a slow-burning sugar that makes honey an effective source of carbohydrates and a better substitute for glucose for energy.
  • Honey has nutritional benefits from its vitamins and minerals, including ascorbic acid, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
  • Honey contains enzymes that enhance the digestion of food in dogs.
  • Honey is reported to have antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, which prevent infections and diseases in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Raw honey is unsuitable for puppies or dogs with compromised immune systems because it may contain botulism spores.
  • Because of high sugar content, honey should not be fed to obese and diabetic dogs.
  • Imitation honey is usually mixed with other sugar syrups. It may also contain artificial sweeteners and additives that may be toxic to dogs.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • The amount of honey that can be given to your dog depends on the size of the dog. Large dogs can have 1 tablespoon of honey a day, while smaller dogs can have 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Real honey can be used in moderation as a sweetener when making dog treats or dog biscuits.

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