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2. The Dangers of Popcorn Kernels For Dogs

The white fluffy balls of popped kernels are safe for dogs, but the unpopped kernels are not. The hard, tiny kernels can be stuck inside a dog’s teeth. This can lead to gum disease or tooth decay. It’s also possible for small dogs to choke on the kernels. Signs of choking in dogs include drooling, retching, and pawing at the mouth. If this happens, try to pull out the dog’s tongue and reach down the throat to reach the offending kernel.

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