Yes, if you feed in moderation, dogs can eat corn tortillas safely. However, some dogs may have allergies to grains, so you may want to avoid feeding corn tortillas to a dog like this. There are special grain-free diets available for these lovely dogs.
As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to keep an eye on the amount of food you give your pet. Overfeeding can lead to obesity and other gastrointestinal problems as well.
As for corn tortillas themselves, they are made from wheat and corn flours, salt, baking powder, and lard (or vegetable oil) – which gives them a soft texture.
However, just because dogs can eat corn tortillas doesn’t mean they should eat corn tortillas as their main diet. Like with us humans, dogs’ digestive systems would benefit from eating different kinds of foods – like meat, vegetable, and fruit – for optimum health.
Particular care should be taken when feeding corn tortillas to puppies. A good rule of thumb is to avoid feeding your puppy any foods containing grains until she is 8 months old (see our article on how long do dogs live for more details).
Can pregnant dogs eat corn tortillas?
Yes, if your dog is pregnant, she can eat corn tortillas in moderation.
Of course, just like with humans, this should be done with care because eating too much of anything can be bad for your dog’s health and her unborn puppies’. So make sure to measure amounts fed carefully.
Can nursing dogs eat corn tortillas?
Yes, dogs can eat corn tortillas while nursing. However, the same caution applies here as with pregnant dogs: make sure to measure the amount you feed carefully and avoid giving her too much of any food item.
Can puppies eat corn tortillas?
Since puppies can’t chew solid food very well, you may want to grind up the corn tortillas into a coarse powder before mixing with water for easier (and safer) digestion.
Can old dogs eat corn tortillas?
There are many old dogs (and humans!) that have gastrointestinal problems associated with the aging process. So it may be a good idea to avoid feeding any types of bread, grains, or pasta to your older dog unless she absolutely needs them for health reasons. The same advice applies when transitioning her from can food to dry food.
Can sick dogs eat corn tortillas?
No, avoid feeding corn tortillas to sick dogs. They will need a special diet for their condition.
Can diabetic dogs eat corn tortillas?
Yes, if you give the right amount.
The problem with giving too much food to a diabetic dog is that he may suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), so it’s important to measure amounts fed carefully. Also, try not to feed your dog on an empty stomach, because this can trigger hypoglycemia as well (see how to make your dog’s diet safer for more tips on diabetic dogs).