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Can dogs have honey?

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Honey is safe for dogs to consume and provides certain health benefits. However, puppies should not consume honey, because it may contain bacteria or botulism that their immune systems cannot handle.

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Mixing honey in a dog's water can help relieve constipation and aid digestion. The antioxidant and bacteria-fighting properties in honey help wounds heal faster and prevent cell damage. Honey can also help with allergies. Dogs can receive essential vitamins and nutrients from the natural sweetener that help keep them healthy and prevent certain illnesses. Too much honey can cause dogs to experience diarrhea or obesity. Owners should only feed each dog 1 teaspoon of honey per day.

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