What happens if my dog eats sunflower seeds? Sunflower seeds designed for human consumption are often salted. Feeding salted seeds to your dog can result in serious health complications such as sodium toxicosis, which may range from mild to severe in diagnosis. Symptoms include imbalance, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and excessive thirst and urination.
How many sunflower seeds can I give my dog? Each cup (1.62 oz. / 46 grams) of sunflower seeds has 269 calories, so you should pay attention to quantities. As a guideline, you should give no more than 10-20 seeds to a small dog, and 20-40 seeds to a large dog, no more than once a week.
What seeds can my dog eat? Maybe. Shelled sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and flaxseed are healthy options for your pet. But many seeds should be consumed in moderation, or not at all. Nuts, shells, and apple seeds can all be risky—and the pits of avocados, cherries, and other fruits are toxic to dogs.
Can dogs eat popcorn? Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings is not safe for your dog on a regular basis, although eating a few dropped pieces here and there probably won’t hurt him.