Can Dogs Eat Peaches? When it is or isn’t an Emergency
Yes, dogs can eat peaches as long as it’s in moderation. This only applies to fresh slices of peaches. You should avoid feeding your dog anything that has been human-processed, such as canned peaches and dried peaches.
When are peaches unsafe for dogs?
Peaches and other fruits should only be considered occasional treats. They shouldn’t account for more than ten percent of a dog’s daily calorie intake. There are certain instances when the ingestion of peaches can be harmful for dogs.
First, you should never let your dog eat the skin and pit of a peach. Ingesting either of these parts can increase the dog’s risk of choking or developing intestinal blockage. Ingesting a pit may also increase the likelihood of a dog developing cyanide poisoning. The pit of a peach contains a dangerous chemical called amygdalin, which can create cyanide when digested. One peach pit could be lethal enough, especially for puppies and small dogs. You should call the vet right away if your dog accidentally swallows a peach pit.
How many peaches can a dog eat?
Ripe peaches are good for dogs because they are packed with important nutrients like vitamin A and vitamin C. That said, your dog should already be getting a well-balanced diet from his regular dog food so it shouldn’t be necessary to feed your dog too many slices of peaches.
We would not feed a dog more than a few slices of peaches per week. Feeding too many slices of peaches may cause a stomach upset, especially for dogs with sensitive digestive tracts. Peaches do contain a decent amount of natural sugar which might be a bit of struggle for the stomach of some pets.
Can dogs eat canned peaches?
No, you shouldn’t let your dog eat canned peaches. These products tend to contain a large amount of sugar. Canned peaches in particular are overloaded with syrup. Some canned peach products may also use artificial sweeteners like xylitol, which are known to be toxic to pets. Such products should be strictly off-limits to your dog.