Raw Honey For Dogs
Raw Honey has many benefits for man's best friend
1. Providing Allergy Relief. natural local honey helps combat environmental allergies. When your dog ingests raw honey their body can adjust to the potential allergens gradually, which could help prevent a potential full blown allergic reaction. Itching, Scratching and hot spots can also indicate a food allergy. ( Suspect your dog may have a food allergy).
2. Raw Honey soothes symptoms of kennel cough.
Honey helps sooth irritated throats and coughs, use local honey however Manuka Honey may be a better choice. Manuka Honey also has the highest Antibacterial properties of any honey in the world. It's also higher priced vs other honey brands.
3.Raw Honey helps heal a dogs' burns, scrapes and cuts
Manuka Honey is also considered a top choice for a natural wound dressing. Manuka Honey is FDA approved for use on human burn patients. Any raw honey will keep a wound area clean, moist which promotes also promotes healing. Honey's natural antibacterial properties help reduce the chance of infection and provide protection to the injured area. After cleaning the wound and a thin coat of honey apply a light bandage. If necessary apply a cone to keep the dog from licking the wound.
NOTE: Deep, wide or puncture wounds should always be examined by a Veterinarian before applying any type of medication.
4. Raw Honey reduces Gastrointestinal upset in dogs.
Use for minor bouts of upset stomach or diarrhea that may come from something simple such as eating grass, a couple doses of honey may help sooth the GI tract. Some Vets recommend honey to control stomach ulcers since honey has natural antibacterial properties can help destroy bacteria that maybe causing the ulcer. AGAIN to be sure you know what your dealing with , Always consult with your
5. Honey lends an energy boost to dogs.
Honey is Sugar, and sugar boosts energy anecdotal evidence shows that honey helps older dogs and can hep with their vitality and endurance.
Tips for Feeding Your Dog Honey:
If the honey is crystalized or to thick to scoop, place the jar in a bowl of hot tap water. Fill the water about 3 1/4 on the jar and let sit for 5 or 10 mins. Stir occasionally and this will help soften the honey. Store in a tightly sealed jar at room temperature. DO NOT microwave or put the honey in boiling water
Potential problems with feeding your Dog honey.
Honey only contains 64 Calories in a tablespoon, though it may not seem like much depending on the dose of honey, if other adjustments are made (i.e., reducing other treats or the amount of the food your dog receives)
DO NOT give honey to puppies natural raw honey can contain very small numbers of Clostridium botulinum spore which are found in dirt and dust. In a mature dog's digestive system and humans can move the spores through the body before they can cause harm. ( Puppies and Babies) can become sick from ingesting the spores. Use honey treatments for dogs over 1 yr old.