Dogs & Honey 

Dogs & Honey 

Dogs can have honey and many of them love this tasty treat!  Just keep in mind that moderation is key when adding honey to your dog’s diet.  Too much sugar can cause similar health issues in dogs as it does to humans.  This article will outline some of the benefits that your dog can obtain with honey.

Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties – Honey has a broad-spectrum of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.  Honey may aid in healing wounds and providing a barrier of protection for the wound.

Allergies – You must purchase local honey.  It can act as an allergy shot, exposing your dog’s system to local pollen in the area.  Over time, the body will adjust to these allergens to avoid allergy issues.

Respiratory Issues – Honey can help soothe a sore throat, help with kennel cough, and tackle upper respiratory infections.

Upset Stomach – Because of its anti-inflammatory qualities, honey has helped resolved minor GI issues.

As you can see, there are many benefits that come with honey!  You may be wondering how much you can give to your four-legged friend.  As always, it is best to contact your veterinarian, but this is what we recommend:

  • Large dogs – 1 Tbsp.
  • Medium dogs – 2 tsp.
  • Small dogs – 1 tsp.

You can also mix the honey in their food if they have problems eating it by itself.