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The short answer to this one is no. Prunes basically fall into the seeded fruit category, and if you been elsewhere on this site you will probably have discovered that the majority of fruit seeds are a dangerous type of dog food.

The reason is, some of these seeds contain cyanide which is toxic to our pets, even in small amounts.

This opens up a wide range of fruits that you should avoid feeding your dog. Although they are tasty to us, apples, almonds, apricots, peaches, cherries, plums, pears and also prunes can be hazardous if given as dog food without removing the seeds first.

Can dogs eat Prunes – Any Benefits

Not at all I am afraid. The fruit is toxic to dogs through out.

can dogs eat prunes

Can dogs eat Prunes – Precautions

Prunes are a toxic type of dog food. Therefore, you need to ensure that your dog does not consume any prunes, as you can definitely expect adverse effects if they do.

Too much cyanide consumption and your dog may well experience the following:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain,
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sometime seizures

If you witness such symptoms you really do need to take your dog to the vets as soon as you can.


  • For a overview of Cyanide poisoning in pets head here.
  • For the nutritional value of prunes head here.