While it may be funny to imagine a dog eating corn on the cob, a veterinarian on TikTok shared words of warning about sharing the snack with your pup.
In a video with over 605,000 views, TikTok user and veterinarian Dr. Crocker (@dr.tannetje.crocker) shows herself carefully disposing of eaten corn cobs in the trash can, then tying the bag and taking it out
All under the watchful eye of her dog.
So why are corn cobs so bad for dogs?
According to veterinary experts, the problem isn’t the corn itself. In fact, corn in limited quantities can actually be good for dogs.
However, problems emerge when dogs try to eat the cobs themselves.
“No matter how lovingly your dog looks at you while you’re enjoying a piece of corn on the cob, do not share it with him,” states a piece by the American Kennel Club. “There is a risk that he will choke on it, and if he ingests the cob it can cause a serious intestinal blockage."