Why Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Caramel Popcorn

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Dogs shouldn’t eat caramel popcorn. The high sugar and salt content of caramel popcorn could make your dog sick.

The amount will vary depending on how the caramel popcorn is prepared but you could expect 100 grams of caramel popcorn to contain 65 grams of sugar! Certain dogs, especially those with sensitive stomachs, may end up displaying symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting because they are unable to handle the high sugar content.

Some caramel popcorn products may also be “sugar-free” and use artificial sweeteners like xylitol, which is toxic to pets. Nutritional benefits are pretty much non-existent. There are plenty of safer and healthier alternatives to popcorns which you can give to your dog as a treat.

What to do if your dog ate a caramel popcorn

This will depend on the amount of caramel popcorn your dog ate. You probably don’t have much to worry about if it was just a single popcorn or two. That said, you may still want to carefully monitor your dog for the 48 hours to ensure he isn’t displaying any concerning symptoms.

Dogs that have gone through a whole bag of caramel popcorn, on the other hand, should be handled with more urgency. Call the vet as the ingredients in the caramel popcorn may end up causing all sorts of havoc in your dog’s digestive system.

You can learn about other types of human foods that dogs should or shouldn’t eat by visiting our human foods for dog database.


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