Manuka Honey Updated on: August 4th, 2019

Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand. It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the manuka bush. Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what set it apart from traditional honey.

why we feed

Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and likely responsible for these antibacterial effects. Additionally, manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, helping with allergies, preventing tooth decay and improving digestive issues.

how to feed

Start off slow and keep keep the amount small since honey has natural sugars. 1/2 tsp, twice a day, for a small sized dog. 1 tsp, twice a day, for a medium sized dog 2 tsp, twice a day, for a large dog

Additional info

Manuka honey has been used to treat burn victims in Iraq! It is one of the few topical treatments that you can actually apply to open wounds!