Can French Bulldogs Eat Apricots? Must-Know This!

French Bulldog Eating apricot

Maybe, Regardless of how safe apricots are for French Bulldogs, you will want to avoid letting them eat the fruit’s stone. It is well known that the stone in apricots has small amounts of cyanide, which can be extremely harmful (and even deadly) in large quantities. 

Are Apricots Good For French Bulldogs?

The skin contains a lot of fiber, which is ideal for keeping your French Bulldog’s digestion in tip-top shape. Apricots are fairly nutritious since they are relatively high in vitamin C and A, as well as a tiny amount of vitamin E. Vitamin A, is great for your French Bulldogs’ wellbeing and is especially important for their eyes. Their immune system is supported by vitamin C, and fat metabolism is supported by vitamin E.

Apricots contain beta carotene as well as other antioxidants. These substances can actually slow down your French Bulldogs’ aging process as well as prevent oxidative damage to his cells. Additionally, beta carotene is converted to vitamin A within the body, providing even more benefits for your Frenchie.

Are Apricots Bad For French Bulldogs?

As long as they are eaten in moderation, apricots themselves are not harmful to dogs. It is important to moderate your dog’s intake of fiber and sugar, which is found in apricots, as too much of either can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Do not worry; if they eat too much, it shouldn’t pose any lasting or serious health issues.

There is no real problem with apricots except for the pit or stone. Cyanide is found in apricot seed and stone and many other fruit seeds and stones. Poison is released from the stone when your French Bulldog chews them, which is then absorbed.

The odds are that one apricot stone won’t pose a serious health risk to your French Bulldog. Although, some dogs may still be very unwell as a result. For your Frenchies’ safety and to prevent sickness, you must never let them eat apricot stones.

Furthermore, swallowing these hard stones can cause choking hazards and intestinal blockages. All in all, apricot stones are best avoided as they only cause trouble and contain no nutrients.

Can French Bulldogs Eat Apricot Jam?

Apricot jam rarely contains toxic ingredients to French Bulldogs, but it has a lot of sugar, which is unhealthy. Adding too much sugar to your dog’s diet can make it hyperactive, and they could become overweight or develop diabetes if they consume too much sugar. Likewise, sugar-free jams should be avoided as these can contain Xylitol, which is toxic to dogs, even in trace amounts.

Can Dogs Eat Dried Apricots?

Dried apricots are safe for dogs to eat, and they are usually de-stoned so that you can give one directly to your pup. However, to ensure the pit was removed and prevent your dog from swallowing the whole thing in one bite, it’s better to cut it in half first.

Because dried apricots are essentially concentrated, it’s better to feed them in smaller quantities than fresh. Unfortunately, it is very simple for your French Bulldog to eat too many dried apricots because they are smaller in size but just as sugary. This easily leads to the French Bulldog consuming unhealthily high levels of sugar.

Even when dried apricots are being made, sugar may have been added. Check the label to make sure no added sugar or additives are not good for your French Bulldog.

French Bulldog Eating apricot

Signs Your French Bulldog Has Had Too Much Apricot?

If your French Bulldog has a reaction to dried apricots, how will you know if they are sick? Symptoms such as difficulty breathing and dilated pupils are likely to be present. Also, your pup might exhibit symptoms such as panting, lethargy, fatigue, and extreme weakness – as well as suffer from shock in severe cases. Symptoms of cyanide poisoning include all of these.


Making your French Bulldogs diet more healthy and interesting requires you always to consider if certain foods are suitable for your dog or not. Some foods are best avoided, like chocolate, while others, like cucumbers, may be safe. Apricots are in the grey area.

Apricots contain both healthy and unhealthy parts, so some parts can be eaten while others must always be avoided. Every aspect of an apricot except the flesh should be kept away. Leaves, pits, stems, and anything green should also be removed. It would be best always to serve apricots in small pieces to your French Bulldog to avoid problems with choking.

Marshall Newton

Marshall Newton stands as an authoritative figure in the world of dog care and training, enriched by over 40 years of hands-on experience. His lifelong journey with dogs has seen him own over 20 canines from a diverse range of breeds, making him a versatile expert in the field. Marshall's expertise doesn't stop at general dog care; he's also a specialist when it comes to French Bulldogs. As the founder of "Little French Dog," Marshall provides invaluable advice and resources for both new and seasoned Frenchie owners. Whether it's understanding breed-specific traits or discovering new care tips, Marshall is the go-to resource in the Frenchie community. Interested in learning more? Feel free to connect with Marshall on LinkedIn for a deeper dive into his professional background and a wealth of canine insights.

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