Spending more time with our pets means we are more likely to want to pamper them. We love to share food with our dogs. Every dog owner knows how much their pups enjoy sneaking bites from our plates.
What about foods that contain cinnamon? Can you add some cinnamon to your dog’s puppuccino or birthday cake? All of your cinnamon-related queries answered!
Can Dogs Have Cinnamon
There are risks when you include cinnamon in your recipe. Too much cinnamon can cause digestive problems in your dogs, just like any other treat. Too much cinnamon can cause problems with digestion, and some dogs are more sensitive than others to the spice. Dogs may feel irritation in their throat and mouth.
How to Learn About Cinnamon Dogs
There are some things to know about cinnamon before you give it to your dog.
You should first and foremost practice safe treat-giving. You should always watch your dog after you give them a treat. You should be looking out for signs such as intestinal upset, irritation, or allergic reactions. These symptoms should be immediately recognized and treated accordingly.
Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon or Nutmeg?
When you prepare cinnamon-based treats for your dog, one of the most important considerations is whether it contains nutmeg. You’ll find many baking recipes that combine cinnamon and nutmeg.
Nutmeg should not be given to dogs as it contains Myristicin which can cause severe allergic reactions in cats and dogs. Myristicin can cause seizures, hallucinations and dry mouth in large enough amounts. The chemical can cause nausea and vomiting in small amounts.
Be aware of other ingredients
Nutmeg is not the only ingredient that can be paired with cinnamon. Dogs can be poisoned by many of these ingredients. Chocolate is the most dangerous add-on. Store-bought cinnamon products can also be dangerous if you use raisins and macadamia nuts.
Everything is in Moderation
You should be aware of how much cinnamon you are giving your dog. A little goes a very long way with cinnamon treats!
Dogs are not meant to consume too many sugar, fats, or oils, just like humans. Keep track of how many cinnamon treats you give your dog. Moderation is the key to happy, healthy treating!
What kind of treats can I make with cinnamon?
There are many amazing cinnamon-based dog treats. You’ll most likely find cinnamon-based treats in cookies and cakes, but there are so many creative ways you can add cinnamon to your dog’s life.
The Dog Bakery is proud of our extensive selection of pet-safe goodies and treats. Our Dog Carrot Cake is one of our favorites. Our carrot cake is made with rice flour, potato starch and baking soda. It also contains honey, eggs, applesauce, honey, cinnamon, and baking soda.
Although it may take some research to find the perfect recipe, snickerdoodles can be a wonderful treat for dogs. We recommend buying snickerdoodles from a trusted source to ensure that they are dog-friendly. They are made from scratch and guaranteed to be safe for your dog. You might even want to have a piece!
Our original Snickerdoodle Wheat Free Bone Treats are also available for a lasting snickerdoodle treat! These tail-wagging bites taste a lot like our cookies but have a longer shelf lifespan.
Rocky Kanaka’s puppuccino recipe is a favorite way to give cinnamon to your pups. Although this is not something you should give your dog every single day, it is a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions!
This recipe contains a lot of pumpkin puree and whipped cream that are safe for dogs. Rocky suggests adding a little cinnamon to make a puppuccino truly special.
How to Safely Treat Your Dog
You can ensure your dog’s safety by baking your own treats, or buying treats from a trusted source. We guarantee all our treats are safe for dogs at The Dog Bakery. Give us a chance! You will be a great dog owner!