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Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Yes, dogs can eat honey.

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Benefits of Honey For Dogs

Honey has almost just as many benefits for your best friend, your dog, as it does for you.

Honey has been used by human beings all over the world since ancient times because it has an amazing amount of benefits.

Here are some reasons why it is good to know that dogs can eat honey. Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants that help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide. Honey also helps when your pup might be sick and have a cough.

How to feed Honey to your dog

Just like any other human food, it is suggested that you give honey to your dogs in moderation. This means, you should not be feeding your dog more than one teaspoon of honey every single day. In fact, you really do not need to give it every single day, and instead it could serve as a treat. Feeding a dog more than one teaspoon of honey can have adverse affects on their health. One particular one to be aware of is that your dog may get diarrhea when fed too much money. Also, despite being so healthy for dogs and humans alike, too much honey can result in extra calories and obesity for your dog.

When Your Should Not Feed Honey to Your Dog

One more thing to watch out for is the age of your dog, while feeding them honey. Honey is not beneficial and might actually be harmful for puppies. This sweet substance can contain botulism spores that can be tolerated by a mature dog’s immune system but not by puppies with under developed immune systems.

Therefore, even though yes, dogs can eat honey, you need to watch out for the age of the dog, as well as the amount of honey they are being fed.

After reading this article and understanding that yes, dogs can eat honey, you might want to feed honey to your dog. This is why, we have included a couple of items and recipes for honey treats for your best friend!

Banana and Honey Dog Treat Recipe

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You might remember from an earlier article that dogs can eat bananas. In fact, if you’re like me, you LOVE banana!

These banana and honey dog biscuits made with whole-wheat flour will surely make your little dog happy. They only require 15 minutes of preparation time and 50 times of cooking time!

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups water
2 bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
Combine water, mashed bananas, honey, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl.
Stir in whole-wheat flour and baking powder.
Beat dough with an electric mixer on medium speed until ingredients are thoroughly combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until no longer sticky, 5 to 8 minutes.
Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into mini shapes with your favorite cookie cutter.
Place dough shapes on prepared baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
Turn off the oven and leave cookies until thoroughly dry and crisp, 30 to 40 more minutes.
Remove baking sheets from oven and allow cookies to cool on pans for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to fully cool.

Comments

      • Jon says

        Dogs should not have whole wheat or any wheat products. You might want to modify the recipe to use coconut flour or rice flour.

        • Susan says

          Excellent response. I also feed grain-free dog kibble divided in two meals, morning and evening. It’s more expensive but dogs don’t need as much as the grain-filled products. Also clean-up in the back yard is not so big. :-)

  1. Sarah says

    My dog (italian greyhound) is 6 months old
    So I guess I’ll have to wait untill she is one maybe so it will be safe to give her honey

  2. Guy Thorn says

    Hi I have a shetland sheepdog which is 8 weeks old and the breeder said to give her liquid honey in her dinner I can not see this being a problem at all
    before going to bed baby farex original multigrain cereal brought from supermarket in he baby section
    puppy milk
    runny honey
    heat and serve just before puppy goes to bed .
    Guy

  3. julie says

    It suprises me that you are posting a recipe with grain in it for dogs. It is fairly well known nowadays that a lot of dogs have an intolerance or even allergic skin conditions because of their food or treats having grains in it. I would highly recommend switching to a rice flour instead for the dogs health. Also, you may want to read the ingredients in your pet’s food, and switch to something grain free. The first ingredient should ALWAYS be meat in their food.

  4. Tom Kilgore says

    My 12 yr old toy poodle gets her meds (cyclosporine pill and probiotic powder) rolled into pieces of thin sliced deli ham. The honey baked ham has less salt than the off-the-bone ham so I am looking to go to that, so guess the honey is OK? Especially because it is such a small amount.

    Pills are because she doesn’t digest protein very well and has loose stools now and again.

  5. amy says

    I read that you shouldn’t give dogs bananas because they have too much potassium and are not good for them.

    • says

      We give Bunk bananas all of the time, but what’s good for one dog may not be good for all. Potassium, as with all electrolytes, can be harmful in excess. I would recommend staying away from bananas if your dog has issues with potassium.

  6. david ziegler says

    Be sure you use raw Honey as heat kills all the good in Honey , This is a well known fact so checking up on it is easy , Just call your county ag office n ask .

  7. says

    I feed all my dogs on raw food. I would never consider feeding them commercial dog food, too much rubbish in it. I give all my girls a spoonful of natural raw honey every couple of days, they love it. All 3 of my girls are extremely healthy dogs and their coats are as smooth as silk including my 14 year old Rottie who has more life in her than most dogs I know a 3rd of her age Raw natural ingredients is the best choice for any dog to keep them healthy, happy and with you for a VERY long time :)

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