Skip to content

No, cinnamon bread or rolls are not safe for dogs. Although cinnamon bread isn’t thought to be toxic, there are additional substances in the bread that might be dangerous for dogs. For instance, macadamia nuts and raisins included in cinnamon bread, can be toxic to canines.

cinnamon rolls on the table
caution icon

Caution: This food is generally considered risky by the veterinary community. Dogs should not eat this food and should be monitored for adverse effects.

Food Safety Not safe to feed, but a small amount is not toxic
Nutritional Issues Sugar, fats and potential additions like raisins, nuts, or chocolate
Potential Risk Pancreatitis, neurological symptoms, kidney failure
Poisoning Symptoms Diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, weakness, increased drinking and urination
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

Ingredients in Cinnamon Rolls

  • Salt: Salt is not considered healthy for dogs in high amounts as it can cause them to become sick and dehydrated.
  • Nutmeg: Nutmeg contains high levels of Myristicin. If ingested in large amounts, this can pose serious risks to a dog’s health and may cause issues like rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, hallucinations, and disorientation.
  • Raisins: Raisins contain high amounts of tartaric acid that can cause kidney failure and death.
  • Fats: Excessive fat in dog food may cause inflammation of the pancreas, lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea.

How Much is Cinnamon Roll Bad for Dogs?

Most of the time, your dog won’t have an issue with plain cinnamon bread in small amounts. However, cinnamon bread can have high sugar and fat levels which may upset their stomach.

However, other ingredients such as powdered nutmeg and raisins which are frequently found in this snack can be deadly if consumed in high quantities. It might increase your dog’s heart rate, cause hallucinations, or result in kidney failure.

Caution: Chocolate chunks and raisins are ingredients occasionally found in this pastry. Both are toxic to dogs.
photo of vet holding a pup
About the Writer
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.