I have had different answers from people on this one. Some say it is fine and popcorn itself is not unhealthy for dogs in small amounts. Just don’t let them eat an entire bowl. I have been told this even by vets.
Other people give a definite NO to this questions. Many people say that there are some serious risks and hazards in giving a dog popcorn.
You can actually get dog popcorn. This is called Pupcorn which is a low calorie, low fat and low sodium (salt) alternative for dogs. It doesn’t actually even use corn kennels.
Is popcorn safe for dogs
Popcorn is not toxic to your dog. In itself is not unhealthy for dogs even tho it has little nutritional value. The problem is the extras we put on popcorn like the salt, sugar, and butter. Salt and sugar are not safe for dogs and butter is high in fat.
In addition, there are some risks with dogs eating popcorn. The kernels can get stuck in their teeth and lead to gum disease or tooth decay.
Another problem with kernels is that they aren’t easy for your pup to digest. They will generally pass right through but may cause an upset stomach. On top of that, popcorn is also a potential choking hazard. Furthermore, corn is one of the most common food allergies in dogs. If your dog is prone to allergies, giving them corn is not a good idea.
So, can dogs eat Popcorn?
It is probably no problem to give your dog a couple of pieces of popcorn. However, if they eat an entire bowl of salted popcorn you can expect a serious stomach upset. This may lead to vomiting or diarrhea.
The next time your dog is wanting some of your popcorn have a pack of dog popcorn (Pupcorn) or similar dog treats to give to them. That way there will be more popcorn for you anyway.
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