Yes, dogs can eat corn safely, they are non-toxic food grains for dogs. However, never let you dog ea kernels directly from the cob as it can cause them choking hazard. Small dogs can also swallow kernels and may suffer indigestion. Therefore, when you give corn to your dog, you should keep a check on them, while they are eating it.
Why should we feed corn to our dogs?
Corn contains a good amount of fiber, protein, minerals, and vitamins. Thus, it can make a great meal plan for dogs. Corn can improve the digestive system of your dog and help him to lose some extra pounds.
Nutritional value of corn
- 96 – Calories
- 73%- water
- 21- Carbs
- 1.5 Grams- Fat
- 2.4 Grams- Fibre
- 3.4 Grams- Protein
- 4.5 Grams- sugar
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin- B, C, E, K, B1, B6, B3,
How to prepare corn for your dog?
You can give corn to your dog in the following forms:
Method 1: Popcorns
Popcorns are good snacks for dogs. When you prepare them for pets, make sure popcorn should not have any butter or salt. Also, all the kernels of the corn pop-up before you serve it to your dog.
Method 2: Sweet Corns
Sweet Corns are one of the varieties of corn, and they are high in sugar content. Dogs can eat fresh sweet corn as long as he eats it in moderate quantities
Method 3: Kernels
You can give well-cooked kernels after removing them from corn cob.
Note: Steamed, boiled, or air-popped corn is also good treats for your dog but you have to ensure that they don’t eat it from the cob.
Can corn harm dogs?
Corn cob can cause a choking hazard.
Corn can be hard to digest for some dogs.
Corn also contains a high amount of calories, carbs, sugar, and fat that can harm your dog.
Canned and processed corn contain chemicals and preservatives. Hence, they can cause serious illness in your dog.
Until you don’t let your dog pop-up, corn is good for him. Please like and leave your suggestions, and queries in the comment section, and we would reply shortly.