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Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

08/21/2018 by Colleen Williams
August 21st, 2018 by Colleen Williams
        

Yes, the fruit of a peach is safe for dogs to eat, but proceed with caution.

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 so okay) for your dog to munch on? Check out our other articles on what human foods are safe for dogs.






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