Dog Facts

Do dogs eat cinnamon?


Cinnamon is not toxic to dogs.

A sprinkle of powder into your dog’s meal adds a new flavor and myriad of medicinal benefits: anti-inflammatory properties and ability to slow or stop bacteria growth.

For older overweight dogs who are at risk of diabetes, a half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can help regulate blood sugar and raise insulin resistance.

Cinnamon in small amounts should be safe for dogs. Some dog treats and mints use cinnamon as an ingredient. Large amounts of anything almost always causes dogs some digestive problems.

Always be sure to check your labels before making any purchase that can help you safely incorporate this spice into your dogs’ diet.

Cinnamon is not even really a food – it’s a spice.