Can Dogs Eat Popcorn? (November 2018)

Who doesn’t love snacking on some popcorn while watching a movie or your favorite show?

I most certainly do, especially as a snack at the end of the day.

Pet parents like me love sharing snacks with their pups, but can dogs eat popcorn and is popcorn safe for dogs to eat?

Let’s find out.

Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

Yes, dogs can eat popcorn.

HOWEVER

Make sure any popcorn given to your dog is air-popped and plain. We normally love to put butter and other toppings on our popcorn to make it taste better, but doing so can be dangerous for your dog.

Butter, salt, oils, and other topics can give your dog an upset stomach, result in obesity, and give your dog obesity-related problems.

Health Benefits of Giving Your Dog Popcorn

Aside from giving your dog a treat that tastes great, as long as it’s plain, popped kernels contain fiber, trace amounts of vitamins, zinc, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium, all of which are important when it comes to canine nutrition.

The Risks of Giving Your Dog Popcorn

Popcorn can be a serious choking hazard, so make sure you keep an eye on your pup if you’re going to give him some popcorn.

The kernels can also become lodged in their teeth, so make sure you give them fully popped pieces.

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