Can Dogs Eat Plums?

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Can Dogs Eat Plums?

Can dogs eat plums?

Yes, dogs can eat plums.

This fruit is high in vitamin C, iron and antioxidants.

How many plums can I give my dog?

You can offer peeled plum as a treat or chopped on top of dog food.

As a maximum, you can offer half of a plum twice a week.

Remember to introduce the fruit gradually into your dog’s diet.

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Moreover, the pit can cause an obstruction in your dog’s throat or cause an intestinal blockage.

So, if you are able to limit the number of plums your dog eats, and what part of the fruit (meat) he eats, plum is good for your dog to eat.

Make sure your dog can’t access to plum trees in your garden.

If you suspect that your dog ate a lot of plum pits and presents any of the following signs: difficulty breathing, dilated pupils, excessive salivation, seizures and shock you should call your veterinarian.

Like any other sugary fruits, if your dog eats a large portion of plums he can experience diarrhea.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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