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    Can Dogs Eat Plums?

    Can Dogs Eat Plums?

    by Health / 3 min read


    Estimated Read Time: 3 minutes

    Summary: Are plums good for dogs?" In this blog, we’ll learn all about plums for dogs and whether our canine friends can have them safely... 


    Can Dogs Have Plums? 

    In moderation, and as long as they’ve been pitted, a plum’s flesh is generally considered non-toxic to dogs and you are able to share this part of the fruit with your dog.  

    However, plums are high in fiber and high in natural sugar, so make sure you only offer small, moderated amounts of plum flesh to your dog, or otherwise, they may end up with some digestive discomfort. 

    It’s important to remove the pit/stone of the plum as not only do they pose a choking hazard and can cause damage to your dog’s digestive system, they contain amygdalin which is turned into cyanide by the body when ingested and this is highly poisonous! 

    One plum pit shouldn’t kill a dog, but it can certainly cause your dog other internal issues! 

    PetLab Co. Pro Tip: If you’re lucky to own a plum tree in your yard or live near one to walk by, make sure you keep your dog away from it as the tree and foliage the fruit grows from can be incredibly toxic to dogs. Be watchful for fallen fruit too - you don’t want them munching down whole plums with pits in them! 

    a close up of a collection of pitted and halved purple plums exposing their dark yellow flesh

    All that said, plum flesh does have its perks! It’s low in carbohydrates, low in fat, contains no salt and is low in calories. It also hosts essential nutrients like vitamins A, K, C, potassium, and manganese. The fruit’s flesh is also packed with antioxidants so it is arguably quite beneficial for a dog to eat.  

    Can Dogs Eat Prunes? 

    When it comes to dried plums – or prunes! – the same rules apply. As long as they’re completely pitted, a dog can ingest a prune without too much worry. However, the drying process makes them higher in calories so you should only share small nibbles of pitted prunes with your pup.  

    Generally, although you can share plum flesh and pitted prunes with your dog, you may choose to offer them something that’s more certifiably safer and just as beneficial like chopped pieces of celery, blueberries, or fresh, cooked pumpkin.


    Author Dr. Miller, Andrew MRCVS “Can Dogs Eat Plums?” Pure Pet Food  

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