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    Default Oh no, she ate a plum pit.

    She grabbed it right off my desk and swallowed it whole! Plums apparently are safe for dogs... but the pit? Oh my. Should I just look out for a really messy poop?

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    I would just make sure she passes it, blockage would be my only concern and they aren't very big, so you should be fine!
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    I'm pretty sure pits are pretty bad for dogs. We have a peach tree in our backyard, and I have to watch when our dogs go out there to make sure they won't eat them bc of the pit but I'm not sure if just 1 would cause any damage.

    Here's what I found: Apple seeds, cherry pits, and peach pits, pear pips, plums pits, peaches, and apricot pits contain cyanide, which is poisonous

    I'd call the vet just to ask?
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    Plum pits are SMALL....the nice thing to know is that it'll more than likely pass on its own. And much smaller. The pH of a dog's stomach is REALLY low (acidic) and will likely eat away a lot of the pit. Just make sure she continues to pass stool for the next two days or so.
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    Check out this link: http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?id=133

    It doesn't list plum but it does have peach and apricot! I would call your vet or the ASPCA poison control : 1-888-426-4435 (they do charge).
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    Gidget ate a bunch of nectarine pits, and passed them all without problems. But then she also ate staples and an alarm clock without problems. I am past calling the vet - they just laugh at me now. Peg

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    Thanks Alice! And everyone else! I'm watching her like a hawk for the next two days. She just pooped on my carpet about 10 minutes ago and I'll make sure she does a healthy poop tonight. In the grass though!

    Oh, I just read about the poison factor. I think I read somewhere that plums were okay, but I'll the vet and ask.
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    Plums really ARE OK...very little toxic in them. Even in peach pits there's so little cyanide compound that a whole pile of them needs to be consumed....RELAX. As we used to say in the ER: when there's an emergency take your own pulse first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viralmd
    Plums really ARE OK...very little toxic in them.
    How about peaches??

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    If you open a peach pit, the little nugget you find inside smells faintly of almonds - that's the smell of cynano-compounds, including cyanide. There really isn't much in there. I used to eat them all the time as a kid, because I liked the almond taste....maybe that explains why I am like I am today.
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