By Josie March 7th, 2023
Corn is an all-time barbecue favorite – but, can dogs eat corn?
We're going to investigate this so that you can share this sweet veggie with your furry bestie.
But let's take a closer look at the potential risks and benefits to get you a clearer picture.
Studies by leading canine nutritionists have convinced us that including corn in a dog’s diet is safe and helpful.
Research has shown that corn is highly digestible, and as a result, it is typically the second component on the ingredient list for canine diets, after rice.
- Carbohydrates - Protein and amino acids - Antioxidants (such as beta-carotene and vitamin E) -Linoleic acid (a type of omega-6 fatty acid that they cannot produce on their own) - Dietary fiber
Corn allergies are extremely unusual in canines, but if they're allergic they may show these symptoms :
– Diarrhea – Itching – Vomiting – Abdominal cramping – Skin irritation
Your dog will most probably chew the cob into smaller pieces and resultantly might suffocate them.
If they swallow the cob, they’ll have a major intestinal blockage.
Popcorn is fine for canines, provided it’s not seasoned with salt or butter.
Especially plain, air-popped popcorn, is an excellent treat to have occasionally since it is light and natural.
Treats made with corn, such as corn muffins and cornbread, should not be given to dogs.
Not only do they have a significant quantity of butter and salt, but they also have sugar, which is not very bad for dogs.
Cornmeal and corn flour are essentially just ground-down dry maize kernels
So, in moderation, cornmeal is fine for dogs to eat, provided that the other ingredients in the food are also suitable for canines.
Now you can share some corn with your doggo at your next barbecue with a sound mind!