Baby corn (also known as sweet corn) comes from corn (maize) by reaping them early when the stalks are small, as those little immature stalks are easy to digest than mature ones. Baby corns used all over the world to feed animals.
Dogs can also eat baby corn as it carries many health benefits for them, but one should be very careful while introducing any new food to their dog. The appropriate portion should be given to avoid any issues.
One of the important things to remember while giving your dog baby corn is to only give them kernels and not the cobs. Cobs are difficult to digest and can cause health issues for dogs, especially puppies. There is also a risk of choking if your dog swallows a large amount of baby corn without chewing properly.
Can a dog have an allergy to baby corn?
The Clinical Nutrition Team at Tufts University says, “While food allergies in pets are uncommon, allergies to grains are even rarer.” Although only one percent of dogs are allergic to corns, your dog can be one of those rare cases. If you see any symptoms a veterinarian is the only person who can diagnose the food allergy
It is usually safe for dogs and does not cause any kind of allergies but in a rare case, it may develop an allergy to your dog, in such cases you should immediately stop giving him baby corns. Baby corn should not be considered as a routine food but as a snack that dogs enjoy occasionally. Baby corn is rich in fiber and has vitamin B1 and Vitamin C, which makes it a healthy snack.
Dogs can eat baby corns in both forms, canned or frozen and both forms are safe. Frozen sweet corn is an easy and affordable option.
You can just simply boil to cook sweetcorn and then you are your dogs both can enjoy your snack.
On the other side canned sweet corn is also an option, but it is a little less beneficial for the health of your dog, as it carries a big amount of salt in it.
While giving your dog, corn sweet you have to make sure that you are only giving them a little portion.
Because if they eat a lot, it can cause sodium poisoning and dehydration.
There are many interesting ways people cook baby corn. for example barbeque corns, but the best way is to feed them in a simple way. You can either boil or steam it for keeping it simple and easily digestible for long-term health concerns.
Dangers of overfeeding baby corns in dogs
Overfeeding corns can make your dog sick, which can cause serious blockage in your dog’s intestines and stomach.
That obstruction can result in serious complications. You should contact a vet as soon as possible if your dog fell sick after eating corns and has a bowel obstruction.
Your vet will examine the issue, if the dog’s life is not in danger, he may treat him by giving medicines. In a case when the obstruction is serious, surgery might be necessary to remove it.