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.
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.