Is it OK to give raw honey to dogs ?
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 has a lower glycemic index as compared to white sugar and thus can maintain the blood sugar levels.
What is the nutrient value of raw honey ??
Raw honey contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and K, plus minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, sulphur, potassium, manganese, copper, and iodine.
What is a superfood ?
Superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being of your pets.
What are the health benefits of feeding raw honey for dogs ?
A teaspoon of natural raw honey every day can actually prevent allergies in dogs and boost their immunity to fight illness and disease.
If your dog has bouts of indigestion, diarrhea or constipation the health benefits of raw honey will certainly come in handy.
Honey helps to prevent bad bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract.
Raw honey is one of the best home remedies to combat kennel cough or any other kind of upper respiratory tract infection. It relieves the throat and soothes cough. It also works to alleviate the nasal discharge that accompanies kennel cough.
You may find that introducing honey into your dog’s diet not only helps prevent ear infections, but can also help get rid of a particularly nasty one.
The antioxidants in honey prevent and delay cell damage, giving dogs a chance to live a long and healthy life.
A little lick of raw honey may boost your old dog’s energy level.
Honey’s moisturization qualities improves your dog’s skin and fur.
Can raw honey be used externally on dogs
Raw honey can be used as a Neosporin-type dressing for wounds, cuts, burns, hot spots, warts and pressure sores. The disinfectant and antibacterial properties in honey would help heal.
How does raw honey help heal wounds ?
Glucose oxidase, an enzyme in honey, produces hydrogen peroxide, which helps kill harmful bacteria. In addition, there are yet-unidentified substances which bees collect from flowers that give their honey antibacterial properties.
Clinical trials of burn and injury patients show that the application of honey as a wound dressing rapidly clears infection, inflammation, swelling, pain, and odor while speeding the sloughing off of necrotic tissue (dead skin) and the growth of new skin cells. It remains moist, seals wounds – including skin grafts – and protects them from exposure to air, absorbs pus, reduces scarring, and prevents wounds from sticking to bandages.
Unlike other topical antiseptics, honey prevents microbial growth without causing tissue damage.
How should honey be given to dogs ?
Dogs can be fed raw honey right off the spoon or as part of their meal, by mixing it in their food.
Is any honey good for dogs ?
Only raw, unprocessed honey is good for dogs.
Can I give my puppy honey ?
No. Do not give a puppy honey
How much raw honey should I give my dog ?
No more than one teaspoon a day. Please consult your holistic veterinarian or canine nutritionist for exact dosage.
When should one not give a dog honey ?
If the dog is diabetic or over weight or has a compromised immune system, consult a holistic veterinarian or canine nutritionist before feeding honey.