I love cinnamon. I love it on my toast, in my coffee, and even in the occasional sweet potato dish. It’s so tasty. But then I got a dog, and I started wondering if dogs could eat cinnamon too. Is it safe for them? Can they handle the same amount that me or you could? In this article, we’ll look at what you should know about letting your dog eat cinnamon and whether it’s really worth the risk of giving it to them at all.
Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?
Cinnamon is made of tree bark and has been used as a spice for centuries. It’s also used in many commercial dog treats, so you may have seen it on your pup’s food or treat package before. But can dogs eat cinnamon?
While the answer is “yes,” we strongly recommend that you don’t give your dog any type of cinnamon product, even if they’re just small amounts to flavor their food. Cinnamon can cause serious health problems if consumed by dogs, including vomiting, diarrhea and seizures. The most dangerous part about consuming cinnamon by accident really comes down to dosage levels—if your dog accidentally eats quite a bit of it at once (for example: several sticks), then there could be serious side effects including liver damage and death.
However, cinnamon is usually safe for dogs in small quantities.
Cinnamon is a spice that comes in both sticks and powder. It can be used to flavor food and beverages. Cinnamon is usually safe for dogs, but it’s not a necessary part of their diet. If your dog eats cinnamon sticks, he may experience serious side effects such as seizures or liver failure.
In small amounts, cinnamon is generally safe for dogs because it isn’t toxic. However, large amounts can cause digestive problems like vomiting or diarrhea. You should avoid giving any type of food or medicine to your dog without first consulting with your vet because some types can be harmful if consumed by pets
It’s best not to give your dog cinnamon supplements or essential oils.
While cinnamon is typically considered safe for dogs in small amounts, it is best not to give your dog cinnamon supplements or essential oils. Cinnamon can be toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and liver damage. It is important to note that while the bark of the cinnamon tree has a low level of toxicity, its use as a seasoning or flavoring agent is harmless. Dogs are also able to digest large amounts of raw cinnamon powder because they have an enzyme called glucuronyl transferase in their stomachs that humans lack. However…
Even though a sprinkle of cinnamon on some foods won’t hurt your dog, remember that it contains very little nutritional value, so they don’t need it.
Even though a sprinkle of cinnamon on some foods won’t hurt your dog, remember that it contains very little nutritional value, so they don’t need it. A little bit is fine for an occasional treat, but if you’re planning to feed your dog cinnamon regularly or in large doses, talk to your vet first.
Cinnamon has no essential nutrients—meaning it doesn’t provide any nutrition that dogs need to live. Dogs get all their nutritional needs from meat and other animal products in their diet, not spices like cinnamon. Even when added in small amounts (a teaspoon or two), the carbohydrates found in cinnamons are thought to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer and diabetes type 2 in dogs who eat them regularly over many years.
Although cinnamon is not toxic to dogs, we do NOT recommend feeding it to your dog. There are many other healthy, safe foods and spices your dog can eat instead of cinnamon. As always, check with your vet if you have concerns about your pup’s health or diet.