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Yes, dogs can eat peas and corn. Both vegetables are a great combination to offer as a side for your dog’s main protein-based meal. Peas and corn are full of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients that improve your dog’s health.

Peas and Corns
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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in moderation
Nutritional Value Vitamins A, B, c, and K, minerals like magnesium, zinc, copper, and iron
Potential Risks Digestive issues, abdominal pain, allergic reaction
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

Signs Your Dog Ate Too Many Peas and Corn

If your dog has eaten too many peas and corn, it will likely go through gastrointestinal distress. They will be visibly uncomfortable and might experience vomiting and diarrhea.

TIP: To make sure your peas and corn do not adversely affect your dog’s health, do not offer any other snack with high fiber content.

How Much Peas and Corn Are Safe for Dogs?

A tablespoon or two is enough for a small dog. Bigger dogs can have more. However, we suggest planning your dog’s meals to ensure their calorie intake is maintained.

Remember, your dog is getting their essential nutrients from their main meal source as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, dogs can eat peas, corn, and carrots together. Make sure they are steamed well, so they don’t harm your dog’s sensitive stomach.

  • Yes, you can give your dog frozen peas, corn, and carrots. Make sure to thaw them before serving because frozen vegetables can pose a choking hazard. You can also cut fresh vegetables and freeze them to use later for ease.

  • Yes, dogs can eat corn, but only if the kernels have been detached. Dogs cannot eat corn on the cob because it can be very harmful to them.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.