No. While pears are safe for dogs to eat (in small amounts), pear cores contain the seeds of the fruit, which contain small amounts of toxic cyanide. The cores are also tough for dogs to chew, swallow, and digest, so you run the risk of intestinal blockage or an upset stomach.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog has eaten a pear core, he’ll probably be fine, but he may have an upset stomach for a day or so. If you notice any lasting symptoms, give your vet a call.
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