Java plums are a pleasant and tasty treat for humans. It tastes sweetish sour to bitter sometimes. We all tend to share the foods with our pets as they keep staring at us and tempt us to do but, we should be cautious enough that all foods that we eat are extremely not safe for our dogs to eat. So the same implies with java plum as well.
This fruit is a smaller one with good nutritional benefits and available vastly in south-eastern countries, especially in rainy seasons. This java plum also has another name called Jamun fruit.
You can even see this fruit very often on the roadside under the trees, which would obviously tempt your dogs to eat them because of its smell and taste. But many pet owners are confused that,
“Can dogs eat java plum?”
“Can dogs eat Jamun fruit?”
We would recommend saying no to the plums but, there are some conditions on which following them can fulfill your desire to feed the luscious java plums to your canine buddy.
Java plums have small pits in them, which can be said as small stones; they are extremely dangerous if your dog eats or swallows them. It can break down in cyanide and poison your pet and block the intestine as well if eaten in a large amount.
Primarily to say, there are many factors and reasons why we should not feed your pup with these java plums. Let’s acknowledge those all factors in this article further,
Are plums good for dogs?
In fact, Java plums are one of the healthiest fruits for humans containing multiple benefits such as fiber, minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and finally protein as well. Even your dog can also have these benefits if given in the form of juice or feeding them with removing pits in it.
Java plums have high water content and give out a good pack of energy for dogs. By putting on small efforts in prep of feeding plums, your pup can get the best use of it and enjoy those delicious fruits.
Pits in the fruits are the biggest concern in feeding them. Though you try removing those small stones, they inside get split or break, so even you put all your efforts because of the small-sized or broken pits, you cannot completely get rid of them. Hence the danger of pits remains the same.
There are other risks as well associated with giving java plums to your dog, such as their high sugar content, which is never ever advisable for dogs. The high dose or unnoticeable consumption of roadside fallen java plums can drag your dogs to serious danger.
To put it in a nutshell, we could say java plums when cleaned properly, fed without any pits, and that too in moderation is the only advisable option to have good advantages of java plum for your dog. But at the same time, the risk level is higher and should put on feeding java plum efforts.
Many pet owners get tempted and tend to share these java plums with their pups. Yes, you can go ahead but remember to give them occasionally and that too in less quantities. Such that your dog’s health does not get disturbed.
What are the risks of dogs eating Java plum?
There many risks associated with dogs eating Java plum. Come lets, deep dive into the points and acknowledge them before feeding java plum,
A major risk is pits or the small-sized stones in the java plum, and these pits, when consumed, can break down into toxic cyanide, which is highly poisonous for dogs.
These pits can also bring the risk of blocking the intestine tract if high amounts of java plums are consumed.
There is also a possible risk of choking in dogs because of the pits.
The high sugar content in java plum can turn up to be a severe issue for dogs in both the long term and short term periods.
These java plums can be sweet to sour in taste, which can cause roughness on dogs’ tongue surface, which dogs dislike.
Java plums can also cause allergies in dogs.
Sometimes, Diarrhea and vomiting are the symptoms if fed without cleaning.
Java plums usually, in their seasons, fall to the ground when they ripen in high counts. So, your dog may get tempted to that eat them directly, on which sand particles may get accumulated, which is not good for them.
Considering all the pros and cons, we advise not feeding or giving the java plums is best for your dog. Also, if you wish to share them, remember moderation is key for it, and if you come across any sort of discomfort in them, please get in touch with VET immediately for assistance.