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OK to give dog Blackstrap molasses?

Can I put a drop of blackstrap molasses on a spoon to give Brooks his thyroid medicine? or is it harmful to dogs?
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[YEA] 09/08/2007: D from Atlanta, GA writes: "Many, many thanks to Archie from West Covina, Cal for writing in about molasses for aging/sad dogs. I had just bought organic molasses (regular, not blackstrap) at the grocery store for myself and decided after reading Archie's email that I would also give it to my two dogs. One of my dogs is a 13 years old, 55 pound shepard mutt who has a rough time walking up hills when we go on our daily walks. I added molasses to both dogs meals today (good quality kibble, slightly undercooked ground turkey, and 1/2 teaspoon of molasses that I watered down with hot water) and OMG!! I cannot believe the difference in just one day! On our walk tonight, my elderly dog walked at a fast clip the entire walk, even on the hills. No problem whatsoever. WOW! Molasses should be a must for all aging dogs. I will write in again after they've been on it longer with another update. My dog won't touch apple cider vinegar or any other supplement I try to give him, so this remedy is a God send. My finicky boy dog actually likes the taste of molasses
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I wasn't aware of any health benefit, just wanted to be sure it wouldn't hurt Brooks. I bought a jar of it for my family and no one seems to eat it so I wondered if I could put a drop on a spoon to entice Brooks to take his pills each day.

BTW That person's story seems a bit over the top---I mean, one dose of molasses and the dog was dancing the polka!
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I can tell you from personal experience that black strap molasses tastes AWFUL! My grandmother used to give it to me to treat anemia -- until my father told her she should taste it. She never tried to give it to me again.
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I can tell you from personal experience that black strap molasses tastes AWFUL! My grandmother used to give it to me to treat anemia -- until my father told her she should taste it. She never tried to give it to me again.
I didn't say I ever tried it myself, I just bought it for my family to eat so they would be healthy
So it sounds like my dog might not think it is a treat? The idea was he was supposed to gobble it down so fast he didn;t notice the pill in there!
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next time you feel a sore throat coming on take a spoon full. Molasses in very alkaline.
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OK, I just did a taste test; and I think it tastes good!
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Glad you like it. I thought it was horrible, and apparently my grandmother did too after she tried it. But I'm not a big fan of any kind of molasses.
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A friend's horse adores molasses so we put it on her bit to encourage her to take it (she is just starting training). My mare thinks it is nasty.

I bet copper would like it, but he gets his numerous pills with peanut butter.


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Aw, my horse always gets molasses in his holiday bran mashes - Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc. He LOVES his molasses bran mashes. On extra special occasions, I let him lick it right out the jug!

Never tried it with Ranger though. He'd probably like it...he likes everything that's even remotely close to food.

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