Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

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Yes! Don’t worry if your dog has gotten into the spice rack; some cinnamon won’t be harmful. There is a difference, however, if you’re giving your pup a baked treat containing cinnamon. First because baked goods are high in fat and sugar which could lead your dog to develop obesity or pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas. Another reason is because many baked goods that contain cinnamon often contain nutmeg, as well, which can have toxic effects for your dog. Be wary when you’re thinking about offering your pup a bite of your delicious cinnamon roll, and call your vet if you notice anything unusual in your pup’s behavior. 

What Happens if a Dog Eats Cinnamon?

A little bit of cinnamon won’t have any consequences for your dog, but too much can cause discomfort due to the spice factor. Smaller dogs may be more sensitive to the effects of cinnamon and too much could lead to vomiting, diarrhea, changes in heart rate, and low blood sugar. If you have additional concerns, we recommend contacting your vet.

Zoë Butler
Author: Zoë Butler

Content Writer for DogFriendly.com.

Zoë Butler
Author: Zoë Butler

Content Writer for DogFriendly.com.

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