Why You Should Limit the Amount of Nectarines Your Dog Eats

Nectarines aren’t considered toxic to dogs so they can be enjoyed by your furry pal as long as it’s in small amounts. While nectarines and other similar fruits are packed with important nutrients like vitamin C, they aren’t something we would consider as one of the best fruits for dogs to enjoy.

How much nectarines can a dog eat?

One reason for limiting the amount of nectarines you feed to your dog is the high sugar content. One small nectarine could contain up to 10 grams of naturally-occurring sugar. Dogs that consume too much sugar at once may end up with digestion-related issues because their stomach isn’t designed to handle sugar the same way as a human stomach does.

As a general rule of thumb, we wouldn’t feed your dog more than one nectarine per week although what is considered a safe limit can change based on the dog’s age and weight. In any case, nectarines aren’t the only fruits that dogs can enjoy in moderation so it would be good to mix in some other fruits (with less sugar content) when its dog treat time.

Are nectarine pits poisonous?

Yes, the pit is one part of the nectarine which must be discarded and kept out of the dog’s reach. The nectarine pit is poisonous to dogs because it contains traces of cyanide. The pit itself may also cause blockage in the dog’s stomach or intestines if it is swallowed in whole.

Can dogs eat preserved nectarine?

We wouldn’t recommend feeding your dog preserved or dried nectarines as they tend to contain a higher sugar content than their fresh counterpart. Dogs that eat too many pieces of preserved nectarines may end up with a stomach upset.

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