Can Dogs Eat Honey? Yes, Honey is safe for dogs. Unless the dog is diabetic or has allergy to bees, its relatively safe to give honey to dogs. Honey has natural sugars with vitamins and nutrients.

How should you give Honey to Dogs?

There is no preparation required to give honey to dogs. You can give raw honey to dogs without any herbs or flavors, or you can mix raw honey in the normal meal for them.

How Is Honey is Good For Dogs? 

Honey is beneficial for dogs in several ways. Its most common benefits include:

  1.  Treating seasonal allergies
  2. Reducing inflammation
  3. Treating sore throat and coughing

Honey has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that help the overall health of dogs.

How Is Honey Bad For Dogs?

Honey has natural sugars that make it a natural sweetener in many dishes. It has many benefits but unfortunately, it has some side effects too. Following are the conditions in which honey is not good for dogs:

  1. Dogs with a compromised immune system will have to face issues since honey has botulism spores.{^1}
  2. Dogs who are obese should not be given honey.
  3. Dogs having allergy from bees will most probably have allergy from honey too.
  4. Dogs with diabetes will have to avoid honey since its a natural sweetener.

How Much Honey can be given to Dogs?

Honey should not be a regular ingredient in a dog's diet. It should only be used because of its medicinal properties and in a limited amount. Too much of honey will make dog obese and might increase blood sugar levels.

Fact: As a thumb rule by experts, 10% of calorie in dogs should come from treats or snacks and fruit/vegetables should not contribute more than 20% of dog calorie count.

Also Read:

  1. List of all home food which dog's can or cannot eat.

:{^1} Considering the immune response to botulinum toxin (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12569960)