WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG EATS A CORN COB
If your dog shows any symptoms of illness or bowel obstruction, you should contact your vet immediately.
Your vet will examine your dog to understand where the blockage is and how to treat it. If the fragment of cob is in their stomach, it might be possible to remove it using an endoscopy. If the blockage is serious with no sign of movement or has already been present for some time, your dog will likely have to undergo surgery to remove it.
If the bowel obstruction is not an immediate danger to your dog’s life and small enough it might move, a vet may decide to allow it to pass naturally. In this case, your dog may be given anti-sickness medication to settle their gut and be kept in for monitoring.
As with most injuries and distress to the digestive system, your dog will likely be made to undergo a period of starvation followed by highly-digestible meals to settle their stomach and allow it to heal. They will also require plenty of rest and fluids as they recover.
Warm weather is the perfect time for grilling and backyard barbecues. The variety of smells from all the delicious foods served is enticing to us and also to our four-legged friends. But can dogs eat corn?
Foods such as corn, both on and off the cob, are summertime staples and, chances are, your dog is going to want you to share. While some of the foods you’re grilling and serving might be unsafe to share with your dog, luckily for him, corn (off the cob) is not one of them.
How Is Sweetcorn Good For Dogs?
Dogs tend to love the taste of sweetcorn, and it does have some nutritional value — not nearly as much as a turnip, a zucchini, or even lima beans, but it still offers quite a bit.
The kernels of sweetcorn have good carbohydrates (which are great for energy), plenty of protein, dietary fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, lutein, and zeaxanthin — the last two are great for eye health.
Protein is an important one here, as it aids greatly in muscle growth. Plus, all forms of dietary fiber keep your dog’s gut health in line. As part of a balanced diet, where sweetcorn is only an occasional snack, your dog gets all of the benefits without any of the downsides.
You just have to be mindful of how you’re serving the sweetcorn.