It’s now officially fall and if you’re anything like me, you’re wondering “which of my favourite fall foods are safe to give to my dog?”
From pumpkins to apples, there are an array of fall foods that can be enjoyed by humans and dogs alike.
Warm, delicious, ground cinnamon is also on the list of dog-friendly foods, in fact it actually contains quite a lot of health benefits.
Health benefits of ground cinnamon:
Ground cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory, which can be quite useful for swelling and stiffness as well as soothing joint pain.
It can also provide pain relief for a dog who has just undergone surgery.
- Lower Blood Pressure
Much like humans, dogs can also suffer from high blood pressure and the health issues that come along with it.
Giving your dog a little ground cinnamon here and there, can lower your dogs blood pressure.
- Lower Cholesterol
Along with lowering blood pressure, ground cinnamon has shown to be useful for lowering a dogs cholesterol as well.
- Fights Cancer
Ground cinnamon can be useful in slowing cancer cells, such as;
- Soothes Arthritis Pain
This one is probably the most surprising for me, as I have just recently lost a dog to arthritis.
I looked long and hard to find anything that could assist in relieving the pain to make his last months as calming as I could.
If only I had known that an excellent, natural joint pain soother was just in my cupboard.
How do I incorporate cinnamon in my dogs diet?
After further researching the health benefits of giving your dogs ground cinnamon, I was left wondering; “how do I incorporate this into their diets?”
There are a plenty of ways you can include cinnamon but the important thing to realize is, too much can be quite harmful for your dog and you do not need to feed it to them everyday.
However, a little here and there is quite beneficial.
Some ways to include the use of cinnamon are:
- Buying treats with cinnamon in them
- Baking your own treats with cinnamon
- Investing in dog food containing cinnamon
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