Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

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Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

Can dogs eat popcorn?

Yes, dogs can eat plain popcorn.

In moderate amounts, popcorn is a healthy food for dogs.

It contains dietary fiber, which aids digestion.

It’s low in calories and dogs love it.

Popcorn is also a source of small amounts of the B vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus.

can dogs eat popcorn?

However, popcorn is recommended only as a treat reward during training.

Most dogs love the crunch and taste.

A few kernels of popcorn can be fed without consequences.

Air-popped popcorn is usually considered healthier than popcorn popped in oil.

You should guarantee that there are no kernels that have been left unpopped.

Hard kernels can hurt the teeth and be a choking hazard.

WARNING: You should keep in mind that you should not feed your dog salted, sugared or buttered popcorn.

Because butter and sugar are very calorific and salt can be toxic.

Naturally, if your dog has corn allergies issues, you shouldn’t offer him popcorn because it’s made from corn kernels.

So, can dogs have popcorn? Yes, as long as your dog hasn’t any kind of corn allergy and also if you only give him or her as a treat without salt, sugar or butter.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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