Sweetcorn is a delicious treat full of antioxidants, essential calories, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, carotenoids, and other beneficial stuff. There’s no doubt that eating sweetcorn is healthy for the body – at least for humans. The big question is, is sweetcorn just as good for our beloved furbabies? Can Huskies eat sweetcorn, or will it have some adverse effect?
In this article, that’s exactly what we’re going to find out.
Can Huskies eat sweetcorn?
The short answer? Yes, Huskies can eat sweetcorn.
Sweetcorn can be an excellent treat for your Husky if you want to give them a bit of variety from the everyday meat-based treats. The wide array of nutrients found in it can also be good for their health. Plus, at 86 calories per 100 grams, sweetcorn is a good source of calories – enough to keep your dog’s energy levels high but not enough to cause unnecessary weight gain.
However, the answer is not always this simple. Corn, in general, can be a hazard to dogs, including Huskies. Dogs have a different mouth and digestive structure from humans, which may lead to some issues when feeding dogs sweetcorn. Various factors like choking hazards, indigestion, and allergies need to be considered so that your precious Husky can eat sweetcorn happily and safely.
How can Huskies eat sweetcorn?
As mentioned above, while Huskies can eat sweetcorn, it’s crucial to take some precautions before giving it to your Husky as a snack.
For one, you shouldn’t feed your Husky sweetcorn off the cob. Although the image of a Husky munching through a whole cob of corn may be adorable, keep in mind that some dogs can’t control their jaws well enough not to bite the cob itself.
As a result, they may end up eating a part of the cob along with the corn kernels. Since cobs are a choking hazard, this can put your dog in a potentially dangerous or even fatal situation if you’re not careful.
Also, avoid feeding your dog canned corn. Fresh kernels are always better. Opt for the unflavored kind and refrain from adding seasonings like butter and salt that make it yummier for humans.
In short, if you want your beloved Husky to enjoy this nutritious treat, make sure to feed him only fresh sweetcorn off the cob.
How much sweetcorn can Huskies eat?
Sweetcorn is an excellent source of fiber. Although this is a good thing in most cases, too much fiber can cause your Husky to experience stomach cramps and indigestion.
To avoid this, only feed Huskies a few kernels at a time and definitely don’t allow them to eat too much in one day.
Remember, there’s no real reason why you should let your Husky eat a lot of corn. Commercial dog food already contains corn and other corn-based materials, so if your Husky is eating a well-balanced diet daily, he’s probably already getting enough of it.
Can Huskies have a sweetcorn allergy?
Be careful when feeding your Husky sweetcorn for the first time. Like humans, some dogs may have allergies to sweetcorn that can cause adverse reactions.
If it’s your dog’s first time eating sweetcorn, observe his response first for 10-30 minutes. Stop feeding immediately if it seems like your Husky is experiencing discomfort.
Sweetcorn can be a sweet and yummy treat for your huskies, with lots of health benefits. However, there are a few things that we have to consider first before we feed it to our beloved Huskies.
To summarize, here’s a list of things that you should keep in mind:
- Huskies can eat sweetcorn, and they can benefit from the carbohydrates and other nutrients
- The cob can become a choking hazard, so only feed them corn kernels off the cob
- Don’t overfeed your Husky; some dog food already contains corn
- Sweetcorn can cause indigestion, so don’t let them eat too much at a time
- Avoid preserved and flavored sweet corn; natural is always better
- Your dog can be allergic to sweetcorn; observe if feeding for the first time
Are you interested in learning more about Huskies? Don’t forget to check out our blog here at Husky Habits!