On the cob, off the cob—corn is a summertime staple. And if you’re making a tasty dinner on a sultry summer night, you might be wondering if your dog can have some, too.
Is corn safe for dogs?
Good news! Corn is (relatively) safe for dogs. Just make sure you serve it off the cob.
Corn is often used in dog foods, but not just as filler. Corn is an excellent source of proteins, carbs, linoleic acid, antioxidants, and fiber. Therefore, it can be a fantastic addition to your pup’s diet.
Be careful that your dog does not get the corn cob. Do not, under any circumstance, feed your dog corn on the cob. The cob can be very dangerous, and your dog does not know that they can’t eat it. The cob can lead to blockage and even necessitate surgery to have it removed. If your dog gets the cob, call your vet right away.
How much corn should my dog eat?
How much you should feed your dog depends on their age, weight, and the type of corn you’re preparing. If you’re making sweet corn, you probably want to feed your dog corn in moderation, as it can be high in sugar content.
Corn is great for humans and great for dogs. So go ahead, feed your dog some of that delicious sweet corn. But you might want to think twice before you let your dog eat popcorn.
Can dogs eat corn cobs?
Beware the cob! Corn cobs are large and very difficult to digest. There is a high risk of the cob getting stuck in your dog’s digestive tract. If your dog cannot pass the corn cob, surgery may be required to extract the stuck cob. Just because dogs cannot eat corn cobs doesn’t mean they won’t. When serving corn around dogs, take extra precautions and make sure those corn cobs stay far out of reach.