Is Honey Harmful to Dogs?


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Honey can be beneficial to dogs, especially ones with allergies. Honey is predigested by bees and can be absorbed immediately into the bloodstream of the animal eating it. Other animals in the wild are known to eat honey.

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Honey is known to have medicinal purposes that halt the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive tract. Bears and lions are known to eat honey in the wild. Many dogs enjoy the taste of honey so it is easy to feed it to them. Honey has been known to help with allergies as well as digestive issues, external cuts and other skin ailments. Honey can even be used in shampoo for dogs to soothe skin problems.

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