Raw Honey for Good Dogs

Health

I think everyone loves honey, it’s so sweet & delicious. But it’s also very good for dogs. Suzie Q & I get a teaspoon of raw honey every day. To be clear, I’m talking only about raw, unpasteurized honey & not the processed honey you usually would find at the supermarket.

Raw honey is rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, & K. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese & copper. In addition, honey contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants.

Raw honey is good both for external & internal use. Honey’s acidity or pH is low enough to hinder or even prevent the growth of many types of bacteria. Also, an enzyme in honey produces hydrogen peroxide which is antibacterial. Honey can also reduce inflammation & can sooth the pain of a wound or burn.

If your good dog suffers from seasonal allergies like I do, feeding him a tablespoon of local honey twice a day can help. (This works for humans too). The minute amount of local pollen in the honey desensitizes the body so that the immune system will not over-react to the pollen when exposed to larger amounts.

Raw honey can also help with digestion & tummy issues. It’s antibacterial properties can prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut.

A final note of caution, if your good dog is diabetic you should consult with your vet before giving him or her raw honey.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to Svengali my huMom into giving me some raw honey. BOL!

CEO Olivia

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