Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs + Other BBQ Dangers for Pets | Hot Weather Dog Care pt 3


so the sun’s out the temperatures
getting warmer what better thing is there to do then and invite some friends
over and fire up the barbecue take a minute though to watch this video right
to the end though as I answer can dogs eat corn cobs and discuss three other
BBQ dangers for your dog and cat I’m dr. Alex from ourpetshealth.com helping
you and your pet to live a healthier happier life and if you find this video
helpful then I’d be really grateful if you could share it with your friends and
family so one of the big questions I get asked especially in barbecue season is
can dogs eat corn cobs or corn on the cob no don’t do it
do not feed your dog corn cobs now I’m not going to talk about the nutritional
value of corn it’s the corn cob that I’m talking about today but after a barbecue
the corn cob it will still likely be covered in butter or some other tasty
sauce and your dog will be all too happy to eat it now this might be after you
actually feed it to them as well or it could be that they raid it from the
rubbish bin now corn cobs are dense fibrous your dog likely won’t chew them
into small pieces and they are just the right size for a medium or large breed
dog especially to swallow whole so what happens next is that the corn cob will
sit in the stomach but won’t get broken down and it will work its way down into
a small intestines now some dogs might be lucky and from
here the corn cob will slowly squeeze its way out the other end for a lot of
dogs though if they eat a corn cob it will pass into the small intestines
where it will get stuck and cause a total blockage now if a blockage does
occur then emergency surgery will be needed or else eating a corn cob will be
fatal for your dog now signs of an obstruction in dogs
include vomiting diarrhea abdominal pain going off their food through to complete
collapse and if untreated as I’ve said an obstruction it will kill your dog to
make matters worse when it comes to corn cobs is the fact that they actually do
not show up very well on x-rays at all in fact it can be really challenging to
see a corn cob in the intestines of a dog especially in the early stages of a
problem the result of this is that your dog may be more unwell before the
decision is made to go for surgery so don’t feed your dog corn cobs and make
sure you put them in a bin your dog can’t break into the same goes
for the next two barbeque dangers I’ve got for you and next up we have kebab
skewers kebab skewers are just like corn cobs and that they’ll be covered in
little bits of tasty food and sauce now you’d be forgiven for thinking that
there’s no way a dog would swallow a kebab skewer whole but unfortunately
they can and they do even if the kebab skewers are chewed in half or
thirds that still leaves some pretty long lengths each with a really sharp
point at the end these will find their way into the stomach and even the
intestines where the skewers will then puncture little holes into the guts and
even travel outside the guts and into the abdomen there are not really many
better ways to caused septic peritonitis which can quite easily be fatal even
with prompt emergency surgery so cook bones for dogs and the next barbecue
danger and are just as dangerous for cats too now the issue of feeding any
bones is potentially controversial but regardless of your general stance most
people will agree but feeding any form of cooked bones is a bad idea
cooking causes bones to become more brittle and when eaten they come from
very sharp shards some may be broken down in the stomach
and smaller shards are likely to pass through a larger dog without too much
trouble although they can cause constipation and we do see that
regularly especially in entire older males the problem though comes when
large boned chunks are swallowed and you can guess what happens there’s a real
risk that they will cause an obstruction much like corn cobs as well as having
the risk of punching holes in the guts much like kabob skewers so these three
food items are really common at most barbecue so make sure not only do you
not feed them to your dog or cat also clear up quickly and make sure that your
bin can’t be knocked over ripped open or otherwise got to buy your pet so my
fourth and final barbecue danger is it’s much of an issue for cats as it is for
dogs and that’s burns clearly if they’re going to steal something while it’s
being cooked then they might burn their mouth and tongue but the other risk is
that after your barbeque even if it’s been turned off it may keep some of its
heat for quite some time when you finish cooking
it might be very tempting for your pet then to jump onto the grill to eat the
source of the tasty food scraps left behind make sure you’re supervising your
barbeque at all times and if possible place that hood over your grill
once you’ve finished with it severe burns for the feet not something you
want for your pet remember to share this video with friends and family if you
found it helpful enjoy the Sun enjoy your barbecue food and until next time
i’m dr. alex from our pets health because they’re family

2 thoughts on “Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs + Other BBQ Dangers for Pets | Hot Weather Dog Care pt 3

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  2. Thank you for this information. So many videos showing dogs eating corn on the cob, makes one think it is perfectly safe. I appreciate knowing this.

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