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Ceylon Cinnamon for Dogs


Can we give cinnamon to our pet dogs? Of course, yes. Cinnamon can be given to dogs, the closest pet to man. Ceylon Cinnamon is not toxic to dogs, according to ASPA. So what is the best type of cinnamon for dogs? What are how can it be provided? What is the appropriate dose? If you are interested in that, this article will be vital for you.

You already know that many scientific tests show that cinnamon has a lot of health benefits for humans. But not so with pets. That is, tests are not so standard. But in rural Sri Lanka, it is not uncommon to see cinnamon given for certain canine diseases.

In today's rapidly urbanizing society, dogs are trapping into the apartments. Dogs and humans are at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes due to lack of exercise and processed foods.

Also, the health of your pet directly affects your health. Taking care of your pet's health is extremely important if you want to protect your mental health and certain microbial diseases transmitted by animals.

What type of cinnamon is best for dogs?

The direct answer is Ceylon Cinnamon. 

Why recommend Ceylon Cinnamon, which is more expensive than Cassia Cinnamon?

Ceylon Cinnamon is best suited for humans as well as pets. The main factor is its low coumarin percentage (0.0117g / Kg). Cassia cinnamon has a high percentage of coumarin (0.31g / Kg-2.15g / Kg), and its long-term use can lead to liver disease.

How to give cinnamon to dogs?

You can give your dog cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder. But be careful not to provide cinnamon oil. You can mix cinnamon sticks with boiled water or cinnamon powder and serve. Giving cinnamon oil to dogs that are hypersensitive to odors can cause sensory problems.

Cinnamon dose for dogs

  • If the Dog weighs 1-10 pounds,

1/16 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon powder,

1/4 cup of boiled water with Ceylon cinnamon sticks.

  • If the Dog weighs 11-20 pounds,

1/16 - 1/8 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon powder,

1/4 cup of boiled water with Ceylon cinnamon sticks.

  • If the Dog weighs 21-50 pounds,

1/8 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon powder,

1/4 cup of boiled water with Ceylon cinnamon sticks.

  • If the Dog weighs 51-100 pounds,

1/4-3/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon powder,

1/2-1 cup of boiled water with Ceylon cinnamon sticks.

  • If the Dog weighs above 100 pounds,

3/4-1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon powder,

One cup of boiled water with Ceylon cinnamon sticks.

  • You can give boiled water with cinnamon sticks 1-3 times a day.

Benefits of Ceylon cinnamon for Dogs

  • Cinnamon Improves the taste of food.

Dogs, like us, do not like a monotonous diet. So to enhance the flavor of your Dog's food, add a little cinnamon powder to the food.

  • It warms the body in winter.

Cinnamon can raise body temperature, which warms the bones. Cinnamon Helps relieve bone pain.

  • Cinnamon Removes harmful intestinal bacteria and yeast.

Ceylon Cinnamon, with its powerful antimicrobial ability, saves your pet from indigestion and intestinal pain.

  • Cinnamon has the ability to control blood sugar.

Cinnamon has a 3% -5% ability to control diabetes in the human body, and its use is not harmful to your obese Dog.


  • If you have purchased cinnamon powder for your use or pet use, keep it away from your pet. Playing with your pet cinnamon powder at home can put her at risk of suffocation.
  • Avoid cinnamon capsules. Cinnamon capsules were made by mixing other ingredients that can cause indigestion in pets.
  • Be careful not to give cinnamon oil to your Dog as cinnamon oil's strong smell is not suitable for dogs.

If you already use cinnamon for your dog, tell us about your experience. Share information with your friends.


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