Can My Dog Eat Popcorn?

Why yes, your dog can certainly have popcorn. But before you sit down and watch a movie and cuddle up to Fido there are a few things you need to keep in mind when feeding your dog this ancient popular snack.

Take into consideration how the popcorn is prepared. It’s all in the preparation.  You can certainly give your dog yummy popcorn but you must prepare it properly. Air popped popcorn is the best way to go. Stay away from adding salt or flavors. Avoid anything with flavors like caramel, fake powdered cheese or any other imitation seasonings.

A natural unsalted popcorn has many nutritional benefits for your dog. As plain as popcorn is, and most people think it’s all air, it has a lot of nutritional value, containing a lot of essential minerals. Popcorn contains vitamin B, thiamine, riboflavin, and protein. It’s filled with complex carbohydrates, antioxidants and is very low in calories. Don’t forget the fiber! Popcorn is high in fiber. So start popping! 

Consider adding popcorn to your normal dog treats when rewarding. Your dog will love the crunch of it and enjoy the taste. You can have some too, share the love!

Note: Your dog should not have more than 10 mg of sodium per pound of body weight a day. So this would eliminate any microwave popcorn. Check the back of the box before thinking the unsalted stuff has no salt in it! 

Stop in here at the Dining Dog and Friends and pick up your kernels for your at home use or a bag of popped popcorn made right here.  It’s organic!