Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon? Are Cinnamon Healthy for Dogs?

Can dogs eat cinnamon

Some foods are suitable for your dog, and some are not. You need to be careful while giving certain foods to your dog. Here I will discuss a portion of food that is good for your dog’s health. Can dogs eat cinnamon, and what health benefits does cinnamon have on your dog’s health? I am going to provide you with a detailed guide about that.

Can dogs eat cinnamon in 2022

What are the health benefits of cinnamon?

  • Cinnamon improves the metabolism of your dog. This helps in the digestibility if they are given in a sufficient amount.
  • Cinnamon is a valuable source of vitamin k, manganese, and calcium. Vitamin k helps to maintain the level of blood clotting factor. Calcium is responsible for the development of strong bones.
  • They are loaded with antioxidants, thus protecting the body from oxidative damage by free radicals.
  • Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory effects and helps the body fight against infections.
  • Cinnamon reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering the blood pressure, So prevent your dog from congestive heart failure.
  • They possess an anti-diabetic effect on your dog, thus lowering the blood glucose level.
  • Cinnamon protects the body against viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, so they help keep your dog healthy.
  • Cinnamon also saves your dog from different neurodegenerative diseases.

These are the health benefits of cinnamon. Unfortunately, if your dog eats too many cinnamons, it will also have adverse effects.

Possible risk effects of cinnamon:

Your dog will have an upset stomach if it eats too many cinnamons. It will show signs of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, drooling, pupil dilation, ear erecting, and changes in heart rate. If you give baked cinnamon to your dog, avoid substances like xylitol, which is toxic to a dog. Your dog will show signs of staggering tremors by eating even small xylitol.

How to give cinnamon to your dog?

Always consult with your veterinarian before giving cinnamon. First, wash the cinnamon and then break them into small pieces to avoid choking a little dog and then feed it to your dog. Remember not to give treats more than 10 percent of your dog’s diet. Two teaspoons are healthy for your dog. If you notice any abnormal behavior and signs, stop feeding them. Cinnamon can be given in cinnamon sticks, cinnamon essential oils, and ground cinnamon. If your dog does not like eating cinnamon, some alternative snacks are available.









Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many cinnamons can a dog eat?

You can give two teaspoons full of cinnamons.

Are cinnamons healthy for my dog?

Cinnamons are healthy for your dog as they possess certain health benefits.

Do cinnamons make my dog sick?

If your dog eats too many cinnamons, it can result in an upset stomach.

How to feed cinnamon to my dog?

Always consult with your veterinarian before feeding cinnamon. You can give cinnamon as cinnamon sticks, cinnamon essential oils, etc.


Thus, cinnamons are a valuable snack for your dog if given in a sufficient amount. They are rich in antioxidants and protect your dog from different viral and bacterial infections. However, feeding too many cinnamons to your dog can also result in an upset stomach, so always feed them in a moderate amount. I hope you like the article. Can dogs eat cinnamon? Feel free to ask any questions.

Dr. Louise Cosgrove

Dr. Louise Cosgrove

veterinarian for 10+ years currently running a veteran house and I am here to serve my knowledge over the internet.

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