Can dogs have Maple syrup?

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Yes, dogs can have a small amount of maple syrup. Never overfeed this human food, or else they will develop obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. Avoid feeding dogs sugar-free maple syrup as it may contain xylitol, which can cause toxicity.


  • Maple syrup contains zinc which helps strengthen the immune system.
  • It's also a good source of manganese that helps with protein digestion and carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Maple syrup contains vitamin B2, which helps with red blood cell production.
  • Maple syrup has fewer calories than honey and other sweeteners.


  • Maple syrup is high in sugar. With excessive consumption of maple syrup, dogs are likely to suffer from digestive upset. Long-term maple syrup consumption can lead to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay in dogs.
  • Some sugar-free imitation maple syrup may contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener, which is highly poisonous to dogs.
  • Some maple syrup may also contain chemical additives, preservatives, and flavorings that are harmful to dogs.


  • A small amount of pure maple syrup can be used as a sweetener in making homemade dog treats.

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