Can Dogs Eat Peaches? – Why This Yummy Fruit is Not Safe For Dogs
NO, dogs cannot eat peaches.
Because we love our dogs, it’s important to know which types of food are safe for them and which types of foods are dangerous. It is not very wise to assume that people food is safe for our canine friends, as humans and dogs are very different.
In the past, it was widely thought that dogs are carnivores and therefore require their protein needs from meat products. But modern studies reveals that dogs are in fact omnivores, which means that they get their food nutrients from meat and vegetable sources alike.
And because dogs are considered to be man’s best friend, people tend to share their food (people food) with their beloved furry companions. But, (there’s always a but!) you have to make sure that what you feed your dog is safe. Even vegetables and fruits can be harmful and even deadly for dogs.
Why peaches are dangerous for dogs.
Today we will particularly focus on peaches. This is a delicious type of fruit, but it contains cyanide.
The pit of the peach is poisonous for dogs, just like that of a plum or an avocado. If you are feeding just the fruit they should be fine, but really out of the long list of fruit that they can eat, why bother with peaches?
People enjoy eating peaches, and dogs will probably like them too. But know for a fact that peaches are dangerous for dogs. The fruit meat is not that dangerous as it can only give mild forms of diarrhea or loose stools. But the pits from peaches are very deadly as these contain cyanide. Yes, cyanide, a very toxic and poisonous element that can kill your dog.
Some person out there WILL tell you that their dog ate a whole peach and survived. I am sure this is possible but really I would not risk it. It does not happen to everyone and just because that is true does not mean eating a whole peach with a pit will spare your dog. The deeper orange part of the peach also sounds questionable and so I would avoid that.