Cinnamon is a highly-used ingredient, especially during the holidays. You can use it for all sorts of baked sweets, yummy drinks, and more. But, the question is, can dogs eat cinnamon?
So, how about it? Can we share those tasty holiday snacks with our furbabies?
Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?
While cinnamon is not toxic for dogs, cats, and other animals, it can still lead to health issues for your beloved pet.
Upon consumption of cinnamon, your dogs will not suffer from sudden fatal toxic effects. However, too much cinnamon can cause various unwanted effects such as skin and digestive irritation.
Baked goods with cinnamon and ground cinnamon can also cause indigestion. Additionally, ground cinnamon can also cause irritation in your pup’s mouth.
Too much cinnamon can also cause a cinnamon overdose. If your dog suffers from a cinnamon overdose, look for symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, low blood sugar and a change in heart rate. And, in the long run, too much cinnamon for dogs can cause liver disease.
When It Comes to Dogs and Cinnamon, Easy Does It!
However, this does not mean your dog cannot enjoy a few baked goods with cinnamon every now and then. In fact, there are some baked dog treats that are flavored with cinnamon.
As long as your dog does not eat cinnamon on a regular basis and in large quantities, they should be good.
If this is your dog’s first time-consuming cinnamon, make sure to introduce it to them gradually. This will help you determine if your dog likes cinnamon or not, and if they have a significant reaction to the food.
It is also best to consult with your veterinarian before introducing your beloved pooch to new food. Remember that your vet always knows best when it comes to your dog’s health and diet so their opinion on things like these matters.
If your dog suddenly vomits or has diarrhea after consuming cinnamon, call your vet immediately.
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