The best thing about corn is that it is as tasty out of a can as it is fresh. In fact, good quality canned corns taste better than fresh ones. Sure, most canned corns consist of a dash of added salt which is rarely problematic to us, but have you ever wondered if you can share this treat with your dog? Let’s find out!
What Exactly Is Canned Corn?
Canned corn is processed corn. It is cooked, peeled, and canned for preservation. Canned corn is softer than other varieties of corn, such as sweet corn or field corn, and is usually peeled off the cob. It is not as nutrient-rich as the natural corns. Therefore, it doesn’t add much in terms of protein or other nutritional values. Canned corn is also very starchy and hard to digest and often passes wholly and completely intact while excreting. This condition is common to both humans and furry companions.
Can dogs eat canned corn?
Yes, but there are certain things to consider. For instance, canned corn can be high in sodium and lead to salt poisoning. But this does not mean canned corn is always toxic to dogs. Feeding canned corn is safe when given in small quantities. But just because dogs can eat canned corn doesn’t mean they really need to. If your dog is feeling well-fed and happy on a nutritious diet, it is probably not needed. However, if your dog’s appetite is good and just needs an extra flavor, canned corn is probably worth a shot.
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So, What Happens If My Dog Eats Too Much of Canned Corn?
If your dog has eaten an excessive quantity of canned corn, they might feel dehydrated at first. Below are other symptoms that can follow:
- Increased urination
- Loss of appetite
Dogs who are regularly fed canned corn can also suffer from the above health issues.
Similarly, given the amount of salt in canned corn, feeding it too much to dogs can lead to salt poisoning. But when a dog eats canned corn that is high-quality and made from natural ingredients, there is no reason to worry. If you are concerned about your dog eating canned corn, you should check with your vet before trying it out. Unless there’s a natural brand with low sodium and sugar and no added preservatives, you might want to be careful about giving canned corn to your dog.
To try out some canned corn on your dogs, here are some tips:
- Feed small amounts at first.
- Be careful, because canned corn is high in sodium.
- Remember to monitor your dog’s behavior and continue to check them regularly.
- Make sure the canned corn is of good quality (no added corn syrup). Buy a brand that is natural colored corn, and doesn’t have much oil or fat.
- Make sure your dog drinks plenty of water after eating canned corn.
Here’s a naturally fresh canned corn that contains zero preservatives and is made with three simple ingredients: corn, water, and a dash of sea salt!
So, can dogs eat canned corn? It depends. Feeding naturally fresh canned corn without any harmful ingredients is safe for your dog to eat in a small quantity. However, avoid giving them in a large amount. Dogs ingesting too much canned corn can potentially suffer from salt positioning.
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