Popcorn is a tasty snack that can be found in nearly all grocery stores and is the perfect companion to movie night. While it may be fine for us to eat, what about huskies? Can huskies eat popcorn?
And if so, how much and what kind of popcorn can they eat.
Is popcorn safe for your husky? Let’s find out.
Can Huskies Eat Popcorn?
The short answer is yes they can indeed. However, like any food for dogs (and humans), there are certain dos and don’ts when it comes to feeding your husky.
Plain air-popped popcorn is safe for your husky to eat. But WE don’t often eat that type of popcorn ourselves, as it just doesn’t have much taste.
More often than not, the popcorn we’ll find at home is oil-popped and smothered in butter, and then covered in salts, sugars, and other toppings. All of which is not healthy for your husky to eat.
These toppings can lead to intestinal problems and an upset stomach for your husky, and the fat can cause or lead to obesity and obesity-related illnesses in your Siberian Husky.
That’s not to say that your husky can’t eat one or two corns that may fall onto the floor. But it is better to serve your dog plain air-popped popcorn if you want to give them a popcorn treat.
How much popcorn can my husky eat?
Since popcorn is mainly a type of grain, huskies can eat it in moderation. Popcorn does have quite a few vitamins and minerals that can be healthy, but it’s not meant to be a meal for your pup.
As I’ve mentioned, plain air-popped popcorn is the best way to go when offering this treat for dogs.
Make sure to only give them fully popped pieces as the hard shell of the kernel can get stuck in their teeth and even cause a choking hazard.
Also, if your Husky is like ours, he/she may not deal well with grains, this means that Mischa (our husky) tends to leaves popcorn standing, and our Aussie comes to vacuum it up.
So is it safe for Huskies to eat popcorn?
Yes and no. Plain air-popped popcorn in moderation is perfectly fine for your husky.
But anything else that’s added to the mix isn’t a good idea.
If one or two-piece fall onto the floor or onto the couch during movie night, that shouldn’t be a problem, but don’t let your husky eat too much popcorn that’s been flavored for us humans.
Similar to watermelon and other foods, popcorn is fine, but it’s not always fine.
If you have any concerns over your husky’s diet or how they react to corn or popcorn, contact your vet as they will be able to advise you on dietary requirements specifically for your husky.