Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

by ScritchSpot

The quick answer: Yes, this juicy fruit can be fed to dogs. 

Benefits of peaches

Peaches are a delicious summer treat that contain vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and dietary fiber which is beneficial for digestion. If your dog is particularly keen on peaches, you can cut a peach into tiny pieces to use during training in place of regular dog treats.

Hazards

Never give your dog a peach pit and be sure to secure trash cans if your dog is a dumpster diver. The peach pit contains low levels of toxins and though one pit doesn’t contain enough to cause toxic effects, swallowing a peach pit can cause harmful physical effects in the form of choking or an internal blockage. The sharp edges of a peach pit can also cause internal injury if swallowed.

Regularly feeding servings of peaches to your dog can lead to weight gain since peaches are high in natural sugars. Consult your veterinarian before giving peaches to a dog with diabetes. Eating a large amount of peaches at once can cause an upset tummy, vomiting, or diarrhea, so it’s best to limit your pet to just a few bites. 

When sharing peaches with your pup, only offer fresh, plain peaches. Canned and jarred peaches can contain added sugar or corn syrup which are both unhealthy for a dog. 

Recipe

Keep your pup cool during the summer heat with a tasty, peachy frozen treat.

Peanut butter peach frozen yogurt dog treats recipe by Habits of a Modern Hippie

  • 3 cups Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • ½ a peach

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well.

Pour into silicone molds or ice cube tray and freeze until solid. 

Serve and enjoy!