Maybe. If you’ve given your dog a few bites of sliced plum, she’ll be fine. But if your dog has eaten an entire plum, with the pit, there’s some reason for concern. Plum flesh is safe, but it’s high in sugar content, so it isn’t the best snack for dogs. Plum pits are have a sharp end and can cause digestive obstruction. The pit also contains cyanide, so if your dog has crushed the pit with her teeth, there is some added risk.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog has eaten an entire plum, keep an eye on her and call your vet if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Signs of stomach pain, such as loss of appetite or depressed energy
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin irritation
For More Information
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are healthy or dangerous for dogs to eat, covering everything from grains, fruits, and vegetables. You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Eat Prunes?”
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.