Can My Dog Eat Corn Dogs?

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Can My Dog Eat Corn Dogs?

Street food like a corn dog is the best food/snacks for most of us, it’s delicious, affordable, and very convenient to eat. If you go for a walk with your dogs and you stop at a corn dog food stall to eat you must want to share this food with your lovely dogs but before doing that ask this first to your self “Can My Dog Eat Corn Dogs?” or “Is It Safe to Feed my Dog a Corn dog” if you don’t know the answer to this question think twice before feeding it to your dog.

What is Corn Dog?

Originated in the United States and now one of the popular street food around the world corn dog or corndog is a sausage (usually a hot dog) on a stick that has been coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter (a flour ground from dried maize {corn} mix with liquid and other ingredients) and deep-fried.

The classic corn dog is usually a hot dog on a stick that has been coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter but because of its popularity, it has now different version around the world like Cheesy Corn dog, Cornbrat (made with bratwurst), Vegetarian Corn Dog, and Corn Puppies or simply called Mini Corn Dogs (generally for children).

Can My Dog Eat Corn Dogs?

Dogs should not eat corn dogs. Even though corn dog’s ingredients are not toxic and harmful (in a small amount) to dogs it has no nutritional value that dogs need, it also has a high level of fat and salt that is not healthy to include in their regular meal or treats.

A small amount of corn dog won’t harm your dog but if they eat always or eat a large amount at one time they are at high risk of having pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) where they can get from eating fatty foods, they might also risk of salt poisoning where they can get from eating too much salty food (sausages, hot dog, etc.).

Is It Safe to Feed my Dog a Corn dog?

It is advisable to never feed your dog any fatty and salty food like corn dogs, if your dog frequently eats or accidentally eat a large amount of corn dog look for the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen (dog appears uncomfortable or bloated)

If your dog shows any of this symptoms bring him/her to the vet immediately.

We recommend asking your veterinarian for advice before feeding any new food to your dog especially if it is human food.

Butler Oh
Butler Oh
Butler Oh is a long time dog lover. Dogs are always part of her family since she was young and she grows up as a loving and caring fur parent. She has been part of our team here at ohmylovelypets since 2019 and has provided a lot of great research and information about dogs.

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