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Is cinnamon toxic for dogs?

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Cinnamon, when ingested in small amounts, is non-toxic and safe for dogs. It has anti-inflammatory properties that are especially useful for treating senior dogs that have arthritis. Cinnamon can help to alleviate joint pain and stiffness.

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Is cinnamon toxic for dogs?
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In dogs that are diabetic, cinnamon aids in the regulation of blood sugar levels. Cinnamon also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. When used in combination with honey, it is useful in treating dogs with upset stomach issues such as flatulence, diarrhea, indigestion and sensitive stomachs.

One-half teaspoon of cinnamon can be added as an ingredient to home-baked dog treats to add flavor and health benefits.

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