With summer just a couple of months away, I’m certain there are a lot of us who are daydreaming about lawn grills and pool parties. They’re synonymous with the great climate of summer. Furthermore, situated next to the flame broil will no uncertainty be your trusty pooch, simply waiting for certain freebies.

A large portion of us isn’t bashful about treating our dogs to what we’re eating from the barbecue. However, there is one thing that we definitely ought to abstain from giving them since it represents a lethal danger. Furthermore, that is fresh corn.

Truth be told, things being what they are, corn cobs are one of the most well-known outside bodies that vets need to expel from the stomachs of dogs.

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The explanation is that not normal for most different vegetables, old fashioned corn won’t get processed by a dog’s stomach. Obviously, this doesn’t mean they can’t eat some corn. When the corn has been expelled from the cob it is ok for dogs to eat. The cob itself, however, is undependable for dogs to ingest. Subsequently, corn cobs are one of the leading reasons for lethal entrail deterrents in canines since the cob can cause major intestinal blockages that should be expelled through a medical procedure.

Shockingly, not a great deal of dog owners know this reality about corn cobs.

One dog named Dozer had a narrow escape in the wake of eating a corn cob. His family didn’t think about the risks. Yet, fortunately, when they understood something wasn’t right, they got him to the vet before anything genuine awful could occur.

Thus, the New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center presented a warning on Facebook. Saying, “Shockingly, Dozer and his family took in the most difficult way possible that corn cobs aren’t ok for the dog. Despite the amount you think your dog may bite a corn cob, it’s NEVER alright to take care of these to them. Their body isn’t ready to separate the corn cob and they get caught in the intestines, resulting in an extremely pitiful, debilitated pooch that will probably require medical procedure.”

Obviously, once in a while people don’t intentionally take care of the corn cob legitimately to their dog. Now and then, your dog will be subtle and go rifling through the trash looking for a delicious treat. Or then again, they’ll swipe one off the table when they think nobody is looking. That is the reason it is significant that you generally dispose of your corn cobs in a spot where your dog can’t get to them. Also, similar to some other food you may have spread out for a gathering. You should ensure it’s far from your pet.

If you speculate that your dog may have ingested a corn cob, get them to the vet promptly as time is significant. If you catch the issue sufficiently early, the vet might have the option to maintain a strategic distance.

Also, If you aren’t sure whether or not your dog ate corn on the cob then these are the blockage symptoms to watch out for:

  • vomiting
  • lethargic, listlessness
  • abdominal tenderness or pain
  • lack of appetite
  •  trouble defecating, constipation
  • behavioral changes such as biting or growling when picked up

Naturally, this doesn’t mean that your dog can’t even enjoy a tasty corn snack ever again. It just means that you have to either remove the corn from the cob for them or supervise them while they enjoy their snack. Also, make sure all cobs are properly disposed of afterward.

Greg Martinez DVM