The answer as to whether dogs can eat homemade cranberry sauce depends on the ingredients used in preparing it. We do not recommend a homemade cranberry sauce prepared with added sugars, vanilla, and other ingredients unsafe for dogs. These ingredients are technically not safe for dogs.
To make a homemade cranberry sauce that is safe for your doggie, we recommend adding no sugar at all. Alternatively, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon extracts and 3 to 4 medium-sized pieces of orange zest can be added in place of sugar. Cinnamon extracts and orange zest are completely safe for doggies.
How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce For Dogs?
To make homemade cranberry sauce suitable for dogs, you will need 1 cup of water, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, 3 to 4 medium sizes of orange zest, and a whole 12-ounce bag of cranberries.
On medium heat, you should add one cup of water to the pot on a stove. Following this, you should also add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and mix them.
Once the ingredients are mixed on medium heat, you should add the 3 to 4 medium sizes of orange zest and the 12-ounce bag of cranberries. You should leave them on the heat until it boils and the cranberries pop up release their contents.
How Much Homemade Cranberry Sauce Should I Give My Dog?
For caution, the only homemade cranberry sauce you should give your furry friend is the one that contains no added sugars or vanilla extracts.
About 1 to 2 teaspoons of such cranberry sauce given to your canine buddy are recommended.