The Health Benefits of Honey
The wonderful healing properties of honey assist in preventing the growth of many types of bacteria. Try to source Organic Honey, Australia and New Zealand are blessed with the most beautiful honeys in the world.
The enzymes in honey produce hydrogen peroxide which is an antibacterial agent. Using honey topically to heal wounds or infection in your dog will greatly reduce inflamation and soothe any pain.
To Treat Burns
Clip off any hair around the burned area and wash gently with vinegar. Apply honey liberally every 10 minutes or so until the pain subsides, then, apply a dressing to the burned area and leave for a day or 2 and monitor. The good thing about healing with honey is that it doesnt stick to the wound, so newly formed tissue is not damaged or compromised when changing the dressing.
To Treat Wounds
Follow the above, and remember as long as the wound is clean you can use the honey directly. You many use with or without a bandage, honey can heal open or closed wounds miraculously.
Taken internally, honey benefits dogs in many different ways
To Treat Allergies
If your dog suffers from seasonal allergies, (now is a great time to consider purchasing some going into the cold snap). Try feeding your dog a tablespoon of local honey once or twice a day. *(may also be used to treat humans for seasonal allergies as well)*
To Treat Gastrointestinal Problems
The antibacterial properties in honey benefit dogs suffering with GI problems caused by the overgrowth of harmful bacteria such as gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.
Is Honey safe for all Dogs?
Yes, Honey is safe for dogs to consume. With the exception of a Dog suffering with Diabetes, in this instance you should consult your holistic veterinarian.