Maybe. Dogs are omnivores, and they benefit from many different fruits and vegetables for the same reasons humans do: these foods are low in fat and sugar, and high in vitamins and fiber. Corn, however, isn’t among the most ideal vegetables for dogs. It’s often used as a starchy filler in dry dog foods, but it doesn’t offer a lot of nutritional value. It’s sweet and high in carbs, making it a cheap but non-nutritious source of energy. So, while corn is not toxic, it doesn’t contribute to optimum health for your dog either.
Not only that, but a corncob can present a choking hazard if your dog gets a hold of one.
If you find that your dog’s food contains corn, look for an alternative that uses whole grains instead. You can also switch to a higher protein or grain-free option.
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