Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

Is it safe for your dog to eat Cinnamon? Read more to find out.

Can dogs eat cinnamon?Cinnamon in small amounts should be safe for dogs. SomeĀ dog treats and mints even use cinnamon as an ingredient. Some people have sprinkled cinnamon on foods for their dog, without any dangerous effects. But aside from that, there’s no reason or benefit to feed dogs cinnamon. Cinnamon’s not even really a food – it’s a spice. Plus, large amounts of anything unusual almost always causes dogs some digestive trouble.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal on the other hand may cause gas or bloating but that’s most likely due to other ingredients in the cereal and not particularly the cinnamon.

What do other dog owners have to say about whether their dogs can eat Cinnamon or not? See comments below.

9 Comments on Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon

  1. Lana

    I felt I should add this because I couldn’t find any information on cinnamon allergies in dogs. I have a Boston Terrier and this morning my daughter (1 yr old) spilled a plate of cinnamon toast that my BT scarfed down before anyone could get it cleaned up. A short time later I noticed a rash appearing on her chest, mid-section, underarms, groin area and the underside of her mouth. The rash was very splotchy and puffy in places as well as hot to the touch. She was obviously uncomfortable and scratching non stop. I gave her benadryl a couple times and covered her in hydrocortisone cream. Its helping a little, but not much. Just wanted to post this for anyone who might be having a “cinnamon issue” with their pup.

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  2. Teresa

    Yes, it is safe for a dog to eat cinnamon. I would only put some in treats, food, snacks, etc. Also, cinnamon is not a food, it is a spice. So, I would pay close attention to how much your dog consumes.

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  3. Dmitry

    I have two daschunds and I noticed that there are ants in my home. I read online that ants don’t like Cinnamon, and I think I will try sprinkling it a little bit around the house, where ants congregate.

    It sounds like a little cinnamon won’t hurt the dogs,though I shall have benadryl on hand just in case…

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  4. Ben

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  5. Valarie

    Just checked with ASPCA and they say (on their site) that cinnamon is not toxic for horses, dogs or cats.

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  6. April Armstrong

    My Black Lab loves applesauce/apples, but my hubby eats cinnamon applesauce which he shares with our Lab. No problems except our lab always wants seconds! That’s a Lab for you! We have no digestive issues with our dog.

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  7. Jules

    Dmitry- FYI if you have an ant problem in your home, plant mint plants along the periphery. Mint repels ants, you can also sprinkle Splenda (or the generic form of sugar) – this will also kill ants. Haven’t heard anything about Cinnamon.

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  8. miskay

    do Not sprinkle Splenda or any other sugar substitute if you have pets as it is harmful to them and can cause Death!

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  9. mike

    my dog got hold of a homemade cinammon biscuit, shortly after eating she thew up. Not sure if it was to much cinammon or what. None the less i thought i should add this info to the post. Hope it is helpful to others. By the way my pet is a Jack Russell.

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