Can a Dog Eat Peaches?

Written by Wen Duan

 Can A Dog Eat Peach?

Yes, your dog can have fresh peach without a pit. Peaches are a healthy treat for your dog.  

Peaches are great source of fiber and vitamin A and C. It's a nice treat that is refreshing for your dog in the hot summer months.  

Peaches: Best Serving Practices

The best way to serve your dog peaches is by washing the peach, cut the peach into small slices. Feed them about 1 or 2 slices with or without skin on. 

3 things to avoid when giving your dog peaches:

  1. Avoid giving your dog too much peaches. Give your dog peach in moderation. If your dog eats too many peaches, you may see a mild case of looser stools or diarrhea. Fruits and vegetables can be hard for your dog to digest.
  2. Avoid canned peach. Canned peaches are not recommended for health considerations. Canned fruit has heavy syrup and a lot of sugar and preservatives, which is not healthy for your dogs. 
  3. Avoid giving you dog peach pit. Read below for why. 

What is peach pit poisoning?

Pits from apricots, cherries, plums are dangerous for dogs and humans and dogs. There are three ways where peach (apricot, cherry, and plum) pits are dangerous to give to your dog. 

  1. Peach Pits are easy to choke on. Choking on a pit can cause strangulation and is fatal within minutes. 
  2. Peach Pits can cause blockage in their intestine, which can also be fatal.  
  3. Peach pits have amygdalin (form of cyanide) which is toxic to your dogs. Pits can cause fatal poisoning if eaten in large quantity one time or regularly over a period of time. 

One key thing about amygdalin and why it is so problematic, your dog's body cannot process amygdalin, so it can just build up in your dog's body overtime until toxic amount is reached. 

If you have a peach tree, this is also a problem. Peach trees stems and leaves also have amygdalin. Make to watch your dog to make sure they don't ingest the pits, stems, and leaves from the peach tree. 

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About the author

Wen Duan

Wen is a proud dog mom and a frequent contributor to our blog.