Maybe. Grits are made from corn, which can be difficult for dogs to digest, and some dogs are allergic to corn. For most dogs, grits won’t cause a problem, but they’re high in carbohydrates and lacking in protein, so they only provide empty calories, not nourishment.
The Bottom Line
Grits are safe for dogs to eat in small servings (if your dog doesn’t have a corn allergy or a weight problem). If you do serve your dog grits, serve them cooked and unseasoned. No butter, sugar, syrup, cheese, salt, pepper, or other sugary or fatty ingredients.
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