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.
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.
*Disclaimer: We are not vets nor animal nutritionists. Please consult with your own veterinarian when choosing and/or trying new foods.*