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Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

By Colleen Williams
August 21, 2018 • 2 min. read
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Quick answer: Yes, the fruit of a peach is safe for dogs to eat, but proceed with caution.

Key Takeaways

  • Peaches are high in fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
  • Avoid giving canned peaches to dogs due to high sugar and peach pits due to toxicity.
  • Wash a peach to remove any pesticides before serving it to a dog.
  • Cut peaches into small chunks, and only serve one or two pieces to a dog.

Sweet and succulent, peaches are the fruit staple of summer. And yes, they are safe for your dog to eat. Peaches are a great source of fiber and Vitamins A and C. A very small amount of the fruit can serve as a nice treat for your pup in the hot summer months.

There are a few things to keep in mind when feeding your dog a slice of peach:

  • Like any food that is not a regular part of your dog’s diet, peaches may cause an upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Do not share canned peaches with your dog as they contain a very high amount of sugar and can cause upset to the digestive system.
  • No pits! Be aware that the pit of a peach contains a cyanide compound that is toxic to dogs. Along with the pit being toxic, it can also pose a choking threat as it can get lodged in his throat.

Always proceed with caution before feeding your dog something out of the ordinary.

If you’re letting your dog in on some of the juicy action, the rule of paw is moderation. First, make sure to wash the peach first to get rid of any external pesticides that may have been applied. Cut your peach down into small slices and feed your dog 1-2 slices. Watch your dog for any reactions and keep this sweet treat to a minimum.

Curious about what is okay and not okay for your dog to eat? Check out our comprehensive guide on what human foods are safe and not safe for dogs

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By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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