Can Dogs Eat Popcorn

Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

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In short, if you are wondering if your dog can eat popcorn, the answer is yes. However, popcorn is not something which you should overfeed your dog.

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popcornPopcorn created for consumption of humans, is more often than not flavored with sugar, salt, butter, and more in order to taste better, and these ingredients are unhealthy for dogs to be consuming. If your dog happens to sweep up a piece of popcorn that you have dropped on the floor, there isn’t much need to worry, however, it is not advisable to feed your dog this snack in large quantities, and should be eliminated from your dog’s diet.

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Hi, my name is Shelly and I have a beautiful golden retriever named River. I love my dog, and do everything I can to spoil her. I enjoy making dog treats from scratch, and making high quality dog food for my little fur ball!

5 thoughts on “Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?”

  1. Thanks for this info, I never really thought about the toppings on my popcorn before, and I will be sure to take a closer look at what I am eating before I throw a few pieces to my dog.
    Make sure to be careful and watch your dog’s behavior after consuming popcorn! I took my dog to the vet and she ended up actually being allergic to popcorn, and it caused her to vomit upon consumption. The vet said this was rare, but if you are having the same issue, stop feeding your dog popcorn immediately.

  2. I personally pop my popcorn myself and set aside some unflavored pieces for my dog Trent. I flavour my bowl and carry the unflavored bowl with me so that I may feed him some pieces during whatever movie me and my partner choose to watch. It works out very well because I get to enjoy a bowl of nice flavored popcorn while my begging dog can chomp down some unflavored bits which I don’t have to worry about being unhealthy for him!

  3. I am so thankful that you mentioned the popcorn kernels! I actually spilled my bowl of popcorn and before I could clean it up my dog was all over it and was munching down popcorn as well as kernels! After examining her mouth I realized that there were several pieces of kernels stuck in between her teeth, which I believe that if I hadn’t seen, could have caused some mouth issues for my poor pet! Thank you very much I really appreciated you covering this topic!

  4. My dog always begs for popcorn, I suppose now I will be stricter and not give in as much! I always eat flavored popcorn and never even thought about the health repercussions that it could have on dogs. If my dog starts begging as I am eating a bowl of popcorn, from now on I will be sure to look for a healthier alternative for him.

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The information on this website has been taken from various sources. We simply do research and regurgitate information. Please ask your vet before altering your pets diet. The information on this website is in no means a full scientific study, it is simply a guide.