Honey is such an incredible food, cosmetic, and medicine for humans, but what about man’s best friend? Is honey safe for dogs? Can dogs eat honey?
Thankfully, the answer is yes!
A lot of people food can’t be digested by dogs, but honey is different. It is already predigested by the bees. So honey can be digested very easily by your dog. Honey helps to prevent bad bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract, too.
Just like humans, your dog can benefit from honey’s moisturization qualities – it improves their skin and fur. Honey given to dogs also improves their energy level. And you should have no problem giving your dog honey because most dogs really like its taste.
A New Jersey beekeeper, who is the author of the book – The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat, says:
“I believe I could not successfully rear domestic dogs without this remarkable antiseptic food.”
And it is very interesting that Juliette de Bairacli Levy, who offers alternatives to conventional treatment for animals, also recommends honey in all of her animal care books. She has proven that honey is good for dogs. She states that:
“Honey is the greatest of the natural energizers, a nerve tonic, and a supreme heart tonic . . . Predigested by its makers, the bees, it is absorbed immediately into the bloodstream of the consumer. A diet of only milk and honey can sustain life for months in humans and animals. It has been well and longtime proved that honey is also highly medicinal and will inhibit growth of harmful bacteria in the entire digestive tract and destroy those of a toxic nature.”
But, be careful – don’t give your dog more than a teaspoon per day. Too much can cause diarrhea and possible an overweight dog! And just like humans, never give a puppy honey. Their immature immune systems might not be able to handle it.
So, is honey good for dogs? Yes, honey is safe for dogs. Honey is not just for Pooh Bear, your dog can enjoy the benefits of honey as well. Isn’t that sweet 🙂
How many of you give your dog honey?