You and your pup may enjoy sharing a snack or meal together, but there are a host of foods you should steer clear of feeding your dog, including popcorn.
You should always avoid serving or giving your dog access to popcorn. Popcorn can cause a host of issues in dogs when consumed, including allergic reactions and an upset stomach.
While it likely won’t cause a life-threatening reaction, corn is one of the most common food allergies in dogs and should be approached with caution. Just like dairy, wheat, soy, and other common allergens, corn can cause your dog to experience negative reactions or uncomfortable conditions like inflammation, diarrhea, or chronic gas.
What’s more, popcorn can lead to digestive issues. If your dog isn’t allergic to corn, the hard and fibrous kernels aren’t likely to make your dog sick, but they may still be difficult to digest.
To avoid giving your pup foods that could be hazardous, follow these guidelines.
- Always remove thick, hard-to-chew skins or pieces from foods like fruits and vegetables before giving them to your dog.
- Monitor your dog while he’s eating to make sure he chews properly, and never leave hard-to-chew items around for him while you’re not home.