How much popcorn can I give my dog? Dimock agrees and says that a handful for a medium-large dog is plenty–and only use it as a treat or snack, not a part of their regular diet. So enjoy your next movie night guilt-free with your pup and a little bit of plain air-popped popcorn for a special treat.
Why is popcorn bad for dogs? Unpopped popcorn kernels can lead to many issues for dogs. They are not easily digested, so can cause blockages or have difficulty moving through the digestive system. Popcorn Kernel hulls are also an issue. When humans eat popcorn, the hulls can get lodged between our teeth or gums and be uncomfortable.
Why do dogs love popcorn? Freshly popped popcorn smells wonderful and can interest even the most discerning pooch. It also makes a wonderful crunching noise when he eats it and dogs love that stimulation. Popcorn can be very healthy. It contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium; all of which are beneficial to his diet.
What foods can dogs not eat?
- Onions, garlic and chives. The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage.
- Macadamia nuts.
- Corn on the cob.
- Artificial sweetener (Xylitol)
- Cooked bones.