Maybe. But we don’t recommend it. Prunes are dried plums, which are also not recommended for dogs. A slice of plum or a single prune probably won’t affect your dog, but both are high in sugar content and fiber, which can shock your dog’s digestive system. The plum’s pit does contain small amounts of cyanide, but the pits are removed before dehydration. Nevertheless, it’s safer to avoid prunes altogether. If you’re considering prunes to treat your dog’s constipation, consider cooked, mashed pumpkin instead. It’s much safer, more nutritious, and more effective.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog has eaten multiple prunes, he may experience the following symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
The symptoms should pass after a day or so, but you might call your vet for advice on how to make your dog more comfortable until he’s feeling better.
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 Raisins?“
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.