Can Dogs Eat Popcorn? Yes, Dogs can eat popcorn but not as a meal but as a short snack. So while you watch a tv series you can flick a few popcorn pieces to your dog but not many.
How should you give Popcorn to Dogs?
Popcorns when served to dogs must follow the below factors:
- Popcorn kernels should be well cooked.
- Popcorn should not have any salt.
- Popcorn should not have butter.
- Popcorn should not have any additives.
How Are Popcorn Good For Dogs?
Popcorn inner kernels carry many health benefits for dogs since they include magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc and fiber.
How Are Popcorn Bad For Dogs?
If popcorns are given to dogs in big amount or carrying salt, butter or other additives then they can have the following issues:
- Dehydration from excessive salt intake
- Digestive issues like diarrhea
- Possible kidney issues
- Obesity since popcorns carry lot of fat
How Much Popcorn can be given to Dogs?
Popcorn should never be given in big amount to dogs because popcorn carry lot of fat and can make dogs obese. Popcorns should always be given in moderation i.e 3-5 popcorns at a time/meal.
Fact: As a thumb rule by experts, 10% of calorie in dogs should come from treats or snacks and fruit/vegetables should not contribute more than 20% of dog calorie count.