Can Dogs Eat Plums?

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Just like humans, dogs need a well-balanced diet, which means feeding them kibble in most cases. But a little bit of human food every once in a while can boost your dog’s health, provided you feed them the right things. Many kinds of fruit make excellent treats for your pup, but plums are not one of them.

Are plums safe for dogs?

No, your pet should probably not eat plums. While the flesh of the plum is safe for dogs, the rest of the plant, including the pit and any leaves, contain cyanide and other toxins, which can be lethal in large doses. The adverse reaction to toxic parts of the plum is known as plum poisoning. Therefore, it’s best to keep the plums away from your dog. 

What do I do if my dog eats a plum?

If your dog ingests any part of the plum that’s not the flesh, you should seek help. You should call your vet or an animal hospital immediately. You might also consult animal poison control.

You should watch out for symptoms of plum poisoning. If left untreated, plum poisoning is fatal.

Signs of plum poisoning include:

  • Rapid or strained breathing
  • Tremors
  • Vomiting
  • Heavy panting
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Collapse

In short, plums are a dangerous fruit for dogs which is best avoided.

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

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