Raw honey is renowned for its healing qualities. The use of raw honey in dogs is rapidly becoming popular. Honey is known for being a excellent source of flavonoids (plant chemicals that are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits), and contains anti-cancer properties. Raw honey contains vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, and vitamins C, D and E. It also contains calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and manganese. The live enzymes in honey make it antibacterial, antimicrovial, antiseptic and antifungal. The sugar in honey is easily digested and is gradually broken down to a healthy form of energy.
Dog with environmental allergies can benefit from a daily dose of raw local honey. Raw local honey contains minute amounts of pollens collected from your area. The honey works by exposing the dog to a very low level of the substance causing an allergic reaction which will help the dog develop an immunity over time.
Honey contains live digestive enzymes so it facilitates proper digestion. It is soothing for the digestive tract. Since honey is antibacterial it will help dogs with gastritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, colitis and other GI issues resulting from an overgrowth of bacteria.
I highly recommend the addition of raw local honey to the diet of most of my patients. One tbsp for a large dog, 2 tsp for a medium dog and 1 tsp for a small dog per day.
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