Can Pets Eat Honey?

 

Can Dogs Eat Honey? Can Cats Eat Honey?

Yes they can!

Specifically in horses, there is a strong precedence for – and history of – combining honey and herbs as “treat”ments.

Honey

 

Can Dogs Eat Honey? Yes, here’s how. (Cat’s too!)

To Hide Medication

Mixing a bit of powder out of a capsule, or adding drops of liquid medicine into honey makes it tasty. Not only is there less fighting, but the honey actually amplifies the effect of the herb or medicine.

For Allergies

Honey is good for your seasonal allergies and it’s also good for pets. Be sure it is raw and local.

Burns

Our animals can get burned just as humans can. They are curious and can get into things they shouldn’t, walk on a hot stove, get a sunburn, etc. If it isn’t a serious burn that needs vet attention, a little honey on the sore spot will fix it right up!

Wounds

Our outdoor cats often get into fights with roaming animals.  Honey is antibacterial and is one of the best things you can use to heal up pet wounds.

Cough and sore throat

A spoon of honey, licked once or twice a day can really ease a cold in your pet.

Better Digestion

Honey contains enzymes that can help support healthy digestion.

Energy

Honey is a  natural energy boost for a pet that is run down.

Final Tips

  • It is important to use honey in moderation, just as in humans. Too much sweet for them is just as bad as it is for us.
  • You do not need to use any one particular kind of honey, unless you really prefer to use the expensive manuka.
  • Just be sure that your honey is raw and that it is made and processed responsibly.
  • Avoid giving honey to very young animals.

Daily Dosage Suggestions

Dogs

  • small: 1 teaspoon
  • medium: 2 teaspoons
  • large: 1 Tablespoon

Cats

  • ½ teaspoon for most sizes

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