Dogs are not herbivores, so they do not have the tools in their digestive system to break down a leaf to get nutrients from it.
If your dog eats a corn husk, two things can happen:
- In the best-case scenario, he will simply eat it, and it will pass through his body almost undigested, so you may see pieces of leaf or the whole leaf in the fecal matter. In that case, you don’t have to worry, it didn’t hurt him.
- But it can also happen if your dog eats a lot of leaves or is very sensitive:
- It may be drooping or restless.
Remember that dogs are facultative carnivores, that is, in addition to meat, they can eat other things like fruits and vegetables, but that does not mean they can eat all the leaves, they specifically can not degrade those that have a higher amount of cellulose such as grass or corn leaves.