Can dogs eat Popcorn?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Popcorn is a low-calorie treat for dogs.
  • Corn is a good source of fiber, promoting healthy digestion in dogs.
  • Corn also contains omega 6 fatty acids, which help reduce the risk of heart disease in dogs.
  • Corn is rich in protein and vitamin E, essential for a dog's skin, coat, and muscle health.
  • They have beta-carotene, which acts as an antioxidant and helps protect a dog's cells from damage.

Risks

health-risks
  • Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other flavors is not recommended because they contain unhealthy or unsafe ingredients for dogs.
  • Many flavored popcorns are unsafe for dogs, such as chocolate popcorn.
  • Popcorn, especially unpopped hard kernels, are a choking hazard.
  • Plain popcorn is generally safe for dogs to eat; however, some dogs may be allergic to GMO corn or corn in general and may experience stomach inflammation and other allergic reactions when consumed in large amounts.
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Servings

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  • Plain, air-popped popcorn from none-GMO corns can be given to dogs in small quantities as an occasional treat.

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