Cinnamon bad for dogs?
I just got a puppy, and she is very much in the "cuddle time" stage. I found this article, and I am kind of in the midst of deciding if it is safe to feed her cinnamon. It says that cinnamon could be harmful for dogs, but I am not sure if they would die from eating cinnamon. If it is a hazard, would it just be safer to keep cinnamon out of reach?
my dog is not a cinnamon fan, or anything for that matter. but I found a link that says that any form of red coloring found in things that people eat is toxic for dogs. cinnamon is red, so I would remove it from your puppy's diet, or at least the things you give her to eat. there are some foods for dogs, and they are a few, that I have fed my dog that were not good for her to eat. I gave her a protein, and she would eat it without complnt.
I have made some research on the subject, but I didn't find any direct reference to that article, that you refer to.
Here is what I found:
-Cinnamon is toxic to rats. This does not necessarily mean it would be toxic to dogs. Rats and dogs have different metabolism. But, it does mean it is toxic to rats. -I have been unable to find any data indicating if there is any danger in giving cinnamon to dogs. I don't see a reason to keep it away from her, as long as you keep it in her reach, and the amounts you give her are appropriate. -Some things are toxic to dogs, and they can be toxic in small amounts. I can't say if cinnamon is one of those. -I haven't seen any data showing that dogs die from eating cinnamon. It does, however, cause liver damage and gastrointestinal upset.
Sorry, no. There is no known danger from eating cinnamon, if you feed her appropriate amounts. I would be concerned about other things you might be feeding her, as some are not safe for dogs, at all. There is no need to be afrd to feed her things, as long as you know what you are doing, and are being careful.
In addition to the above advice, and if you need more detls, try the American Animal Hospital Association website. http://www.aahanet.org/
I hope this helps a bit, and that you can continue to provide good care for your dog. She will need a great deal of care and attention.
The American Animal Hospital Association has a list of pet products, too. They will tell you if products are safe for your dog. http://www.aahanet.org/
I've been using cinnamon for years, even as a kid. It does have a lot of health benefits. For example, it helps lower cholesterol. There's also research being done on the effects of cinnamon, I believe. I read a while back, however, that if you overdose on cinnamon you will go into a coma. I've also read a number of times that cinnamon can give dogs diarrhea. I personally wouldn't recommend it for a dog, but obviously you have to judge that for your dog.
Cinnamon is a very good source of zinc, manganese, iron, and other nutrients. You can always mix it with something else, to make it more palatable for your dog.
There's a lot of great info out there about cinnamon, so look around.
My dog loves apple cider vinegar! I use a little on her morning or night food. It has so many great health benefits. I use it for arthritis and other conditions. It's a pretty natural product, with a lot of benefits.
I have never heard of honey, but I do like honey on my toast. I've seen it used for a lot of things. Like when you rub honey on your nose, it acts as a natural decongestant, without the side effects of many of the over-the-counter meds.
I would suggest taking it slowly. The first couple of times, you can give it at a higher concentration. But make sure it is diluted, so your dog doesn't choke.
If you're worried about the vinegar, and your dog gets diarrhea, perhaps mixing it with food would be a good idea. Just make sure it's diluted with something else, since vinegar is so concentrated.
Cinnamon has been used for a long time. I use it on my dog when I make beef stew. It gives it that sweet flavor.
I have heard that apple cider vinegar is good for skin problems. You can mix it with something else. For example, I mix it with rice and vegetable stock, to make a bone broth. I dilute the vinegar, then add the ingredients, cook it, and strn it. I save the liquid and use it for future broth.
The thing I did was I went on to Amazon and searched for a list of natural dog supplements. I was looking for natural and/or non-veg diets for my dog. All these came out first because I thought it would save time. However, it also meant I had to go down to my local pet store to buy the ingredients. This was kind of tricky because I never remember my dog's size, but I tried to buy the ingredients that fit into the smallest contner.
Well, I found some good stuff but was surprised how expensive they were. I think you need to remember that dog food prices can fluctuate a lot. You can get them online for more reasonable prices. I found this site and it has good information and has a price list as well.
I will also be posting more detls about them and will add that link to this post.
Well, it's late now so I think I am done. I hope this helps someone. I don't know if I will find more or not. I am getting ready to go to bed. Goodnight all.
Friday, May 25, 2010
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Here is the eml:
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