Dogs, whether they’re a puppy or an adult, don’t exactly require fruit as a part of their diet, but a lot of dogs love fruit.
With this in mind, can dogs eat peaches? Are peaches safe for dogs to eat?
Let’s find out!
Can Dogs Eat Peaches?
Yes and no. Small sections of the peach skin cut up is safe, but preserved or canned peaches are not safe to feed your dog.
Peaches are a fantastic source of fiber and Vitamin A, but only little pieces of skin and the fruit should be given to him.
And, like with any other human food, peaches can give your dog an upset stomach and diarrhea.
The Benefits of Giving Your Dog Peaches
Peaches are a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They have a low calorie count with a high fiber count. They’re also a source of antioxidants that boost your pup’s immune system and keep cancer away.
Peaches are great for dogs with kidney and/or liver problems, as well, but they must be introduced slowly and later fed in moderation.
The Problem With Giving Your Dog Peaches
Preserved and/or canned peaches contain too much sugar for a dog’s system and may have been treated with artificial sweeteners and preservatives that will cause a riot in your pup’s digestive system.
The pits must be removed before giving your dog a peach. They’re a serious choking hazard and contain amygdalin, which is a cyanide compound that is extremely toxic. Even the leaves and the stems contain the cyanide compound, so be very careful.
Though it would take quite a few peach pits, leaves, and stems for your dog to come down with cyanide poisoning, taking the chance is something you should never do. Keep these parts of the peach away from your dog.
Peach pits have serrated edges that can cause some serious damage to your mouth, jaws, and, if swallowed, internal organs.
How Prepare a Peach for Your Dog
Only give your dog fresh, mold and rot-free peaches that you have thoroughly washed.
Cut it into small, bite-size pieces and make sure you remove the pit, leaves, and stem then serve it up.