Is honey for dogs a good option? Can it be given to all dogs? Keep on reading to find out.
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The gifts from the bees
Honey is a golden liquid that is viscous in consistency. Industrious bees produce it. Honey is mainly made via the nectar from flowering plants and is saved in the beehive for consumption during scarcity periods.
Rich in antioxidants and vitamins
Discuss with your vet before adding any new dietary supplement
Check out how honey can be beneficial to your dog in a wide variety of ways.
If your dog suffers from seasonal allergies, honey is the solution.
When honey is given in small quantities it causes desensitization towards pollen grains. This is helpful in combating seasonal allergies in dogs.
The perfect topical lotion
Unpasteurized honey contains antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. this is what makes it the perfect topical agent for cuts, bruises, eczema, hotspots etc.
Raw honey can work wonders in sore throat or cough and cold
Honey keeps the intestine in great shape
A small amount of honey added to either your dog's diet or separately fed to your dog can help with constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, etc., and keep the intestines of your dog healthy.
Honey provides energy for longer periods
Honey contains unsweetened sugar. Sugar provides instant energy. However, the breakdown of sugar in honey can provide slow energy to the dog over a longer time.
If your dog is slightly overweight, honey for dogs may be the right option for you.
Honey also requires much less quantity of insulin and gets absorbed slowly through the bloodstream. This helps in slowing down the digestion of your dog and glucose conversion. If your dog tends to quickly put on weight, giving your dog a small quantity of honey regularly.
Not all supplements are ideal for all dogs
Not every honey is pure or beneficial
Go for pure, unfiltered and raw. If you have good quality honey that is unfiltered and raw, it will look dark in color and will crystallize if it is chilled.
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Breeds like Chihuahua, German Shepherds, Rottweilers etc. also fall under a larger breed group category.