Does Honey Hurt Puppies?

by Christy Ayala Google
Honey from local hives may help treat your dog's -- and your -- seasonal allergies.

Honey from local hives may help treat your dog's -- and your -- seasonal allergies.

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It doesn't hurt your puppy to feed him treats once he's weaned and eating dog food, the ASPCA says, as long as they don’t make up more than 5 percent of his daily nutrient intake -- same as for adult dogs. A treat with honey is fine; honey is not one of the many human-safe foods that you should not give your dog.

Uses for Honey

Honey may help fight allergies, reduce stress and improve digestion in dogs. Most dogs love the sweet taste of honey, so you might be able to serve it to help mask medicines. Like peanut butter, you can mix honey with kibble or other treats and stuff it into a play-release toy or use it as an ingredient in homemade baked or frozen dog treats.

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About the Author

Christy Ayala writes about recreation, sports, aquatics, healthy living, family and parenting, language development, organizational change, pets and animals. Ayala holds a master's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University’s George Williams College, a graduate certificate in organizational change from Hawaii Pacific University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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