Humans have been using honey as a natural remedy for many health ailments for years. More recently, pet owners have been wondering if honey can have the same benefits for their canine companions. It absolutely can, and now there is also K9 Honey for Dogs available for purchase that is made specifically for your furry family member.
Raw, unfiltered honey is much different than the honey that you can buy at the grocery store that comes in the little bear-shaped bottle. There are ingredients added to most commercial honey products to change the taste and consistency, as well as make it last longer.
If you’re looking for the best type of honey for dogs, finding raw, local honey is a must. Because bees collect honey from plants in the local area, there will be pollen nectar in the honey from plants in your region. This is especially important if you plan to use the honey to treat seasonal allergies.
If you don't have time to find local honey or you have searched in vain, K9 Honey offers an easy-to-order commercial honey that is made with pollen from 9 different regions that cover the contiguous United States.
Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it as beneficial as local honey? Here's what I found out…
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K9 Honey for Dogs Review
As you'll see in my video review, K9 Honey for dogs is actually just raw, unfiltered honey. That means it is 100% safe and healthy for humans, too! As I explain in the video above, I've been using honey to treat my own seasonal allergies for many years. Because of the amazing success that it has had for me, I also feed honey to my dogs.
Aside from the health benefits (which I'll get into in a moment), I love using honey as a food topper for my dogs for a number of reasons. First of all, my dogs love the taste. It's easy to plop on top of their breakfast, but they'll also lick it right off the spoon.
I try to use natural products for my family, including the four-legged members, as much as possible. Honey is a natural treat, and it's also a natural remedy and preventative for many common health ailments. That's a win-win in my book!
Honey can be used to treat and prevent a number of ailments in dogs. It has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This makes it very beneficial as a topical use to cover wounds and burns.
When ingested, your dog can benefit from the high quantity of antioxidants and natural enzymes in honey. It's also filled with natural nutrients that can have positive effects on dogs including neurological benefits and anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey may also aid in:
- relieving allergy symptoms
- treating coughing and other respiratory problems
- improving digestive function
- preventing infections from viruses and bacteria
- preventing ear infections
So, I mentioned that K9 Honey blends bee pollen from nine geographic regions to make their honey for dogs. These regions cover the entire contiguous United States (all states except Hawaii and Alaska). It's especially important to have pollen from your region in honey that is used to treat seasonal allergies.
Depending on the size of your dog and whether or not you have more than one pup, the jars should last quite a while. The recommended serving size is:
- 1/2 tsp. per day for dogs weighing 1-10 lbs.
- 1 tsp. per day for dogs weighing 11-30 lbs.
- 2 tsp. per day for dogs weighing 31-50 lbs.
- 1 tbsp. per day for dogs weighing 50+ lbs.
K9 Honey for Dogs is a little bit more expensive than the honey that I typically buy from our local farmer's market. However, you also get the added convenience of being able to order it online and have it shipped to your door. You can purchase a 6-ounce jar on Amazon for $6.98 or a 12-ounce jar for $8.50.
Overall, I think that this is a great option for pet owners who want to give their dogs the benefits of honey. If you're unsure whether feeding your dog honey is going to be safe, chat with your veterinarian. I would also recommend doing your own research and talking to a holistic veterinarian if there is one in your area.