Can Dogs Have Honey?

It’s sweet, it goes well with just about everything, and most people absolutely love it!  Can dogs have honey?  A most certain yes would be the answer to that question.  Not only can dogs have honey, it actually provides a surprising amount of health benefits to them, and for you too!

Honey is rich in flavonoids, which are antioxidants that help reduce risks of many cancers and forms of heart diseases.  Honey treatments are also known to help ulcers and bacterial stomach infections.  Honey itself is actually very antibacterial because it contains the enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.  And of course, honey is very soothing and will feel very good on your dog’s throat if they are sick and have a cough.  Like all human foods, it is recommended that you feed your dogs honey in moderation.  It is very high in sugar, so it can make them fat pretty quick if you just let them devour the jar.  You should really not be feeding your dog more than a teaspoon of honey every day (and not really every day either for that matter).  Too much honey can cause a dog to get diarrhea and an upset stomach.  Young puppies without developed digestive and immune systems will not tolerate honey very well either, you should not start feeding your dog any honey until they are at least a year old.  But once they get there, give them a couple honey coated biscuits and they will surely love you for it!

Here are some dog safe recipes with honey:

Banana and Honey Dog Treat Recipe

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These banana and honey dog biscuits made with whole-wheat flour will surely make your little dog happy. They only require 15 minutes of preparation time and 50 times of cooking time!

2 cups water
2 bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
Combine water, mashed bananas, honey, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl.
Stir in whole-wheat flour and baking powder.
Beat dough with an electric mixer on medium speed until ingredients are thoroughly combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until no longer sticky, 5 to 8 minutes.
Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into mini shapes with your favorite cookie cutter.
Place dough shapes on prepared baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
Turn off the oven and leave cookies until thoroughly dry and crisp, 30 to 40 more minutes.
Remove baking sheets from oven and allow cookies to cool on pans for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to fully cool.

Cinnamon Honey Dog Treat Recipes

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Dogs can eat cinnamon and just like for the humans, this little treat will satisfy your dogs’ sweet tooth!

Sweet and simple treats and you probably have all the ingredients you need in your pantry right now.

1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
In a bowl add all ingredients and mix until well combined. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter of your choice. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until browned at the edges.
Cool and refrigerate.

Peanut Butter Honey Treats

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These Peanut Butter Honey Treats are perfect! They are crumbly and sweet, perfect for breaking up into smaller training treats. I love them because they combine two of my favorites- peanut butter and honey!

1 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Milk
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until a crumbly but workable dough is formed, you may need to add an additional splash of milk.. Once a dough is formed roll out on a floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter of your choice, prick tops with a fork. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes until the edge brown.
Cool and refrigerate.
Makes 3 to 4 dozen bones.

So can dogs have honey?  Oh yeah, they can, give them a couple of these treats the next time you have a chance and see for yourself!