Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Yes, dogs can eat peaches in moderation. Peaches are safe for dogs when given as an occasional treat and can provide beneficial nutrients. However, the pit, leaves, and stem of the peach should always be removed as they contain cyanide, which is toxic to dogs.

Common Peach Allergy Symptoms in Dogs

Just like humans can have food allergies, our canine companions can too. Peaches, while generally healthy, might trigger an allergic reaction in some dogs.  These reactions can range from mildly irritating to seriously dangerous:

  • Persistent Coughing or Sneezing: These could signal irritation in the respiratory system.
  • Swelling (especially around the face): Facial swelling can be a sign of a severe allergic reaction and might make it difficult for your dog to breathe.
  • Hives (raised itchy bumps): Hives indicate an immune system reaction and can be very uncomfortable for your pup.
  • Difficulty Breathing: This is an emergency situation. Get your dog to a veterinarian immediately.


  • Even if your dog has eaten peaches before with no problem, allergies can develop over time. Watch for any signs of reaction every time you offer a new food.
  • If any of the symptoms above appear, stop feeding peaches immediately and consult your veterinarian. They can guide you on whether antihistamines are appropriate and help determine if your dog has a true allergy.

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Nutritional Value of Peaches for Dogs

  • Vitamins A and C:
    • Vitamin A promotes vision health, immune system function, and healthy skin and coat.
    • Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, supports immune function and helps reduce inflammation.
  • Fibre: Essential for:
    • Regular bowel movements
    • Maintaining a healthy gut biome
    • Helping dogs feel full, contributing to healthy weight management.
  • Antioxidants: Fight against cell damage caused by free radicals, thereby:
    • Boosting the immune system
    • Potentially reducing risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease

Important Safety Precautions

  • Pit and Stem Removal: Peach pits contain a small amount of cyanide, which can be toxic to dogs. The pit and stem are also choking hazards.
  • Small Pieces: Prevent choking and allow for easier digestion.
  • Ripeness and Quality: Unripe peaches can cause digestive upset and mouldy peaches may contain harmful substances.

Additional Tips

  • Moderation is Key: Peaches are high in natural sugars, so offer them in limited quantities as a treat, rather than a daily staple.
  • Start Slowly: Introduce peaches gradually to assess your dog's tolerance and watch for any signs of digestive discomfort.
  • Talk to Your Vet: Especially if your dog has any underlying health conditions, always check with your veterinarian before offering new foods.

Feeding Instructions

Weight Range (approx.)

Calories (per day)

Sugar (max per day)*

Fibre (min per day)*

Peach Example**

Small Breed (5-15 lbs)


5-15 g

5-10 g

1/4 of a medium peach

Medium Breed (15-50 lbs)


15- 40 g

10-20 g

1/2 of a medium peach

Large Breed (50+ lbs)

1000- 2000+

40-80+ g

20-40 g

1 medium peach

  • Start small: Begin with a small amount to see how your dog reacts.
  • Frequency: Limit peach feeding to once or twice a week.
  • Preparation: Wash the peach thoroughly, remove the pit and any leaves or stems, and cut into appropriate-sized pieces.


While peaches offer a delicious and nutritious boost, it's vital to be aware of these potential hazards:

  • Choking and Blockage Hazard: That hard peach pit might seem like a fun chew toy, but it's a serious choking risk.  Worst case scenario, it could even lodge in their intestines, requiring costly and dangerous surgery.  Always remove the pit before offering any peach to your furry friend!
  • Cyanide: A Hidden Danger: Peach pits, leaves, and stems contain a small amount of cyanide. While your dog would have to eat quite a lot to be seriously poisoned, it's never worth the risk.  Keep them away from the whole peach plant, and stick to the fleshy fruit only.
  • Pesticides: Not-So-Peachy: Conventionally grown peaches may contain pesticide residue that can be harmful to your dog's health. Opt for organic whenever possible, and always wash peaches thoroughly before sharing with your pup.

Tasty and Safe Alternatives

If peaches aren't right for your furry friend, don't worry! Here are some dog-friendly fruit options:

  • Apples (cored and seedless): Apples are a good source of fibre and vitamins, but remember to remove the core and seeds which can be harmful.
  • Blueberries: These tasty little berries are loaded with antioxidants and safe for most dogs.
  • Bananas: A creamy treat that's high in potassium, though bananas are higher in sugar so moderation is key.

Bonus Tip: Other dog-safe fruits include watermelon (seedless!), mango, and strawberries. Always introduce new foods slowly and in small amounts.


Q: How many peaches can a dog eat?

A: Dogs should only eat a few small pieces of peach at a time. Refer to the portion size table above based on your dog's size.

Q: Can dogs eat canned peaches?

A: No, canned peaches often contain syrups and added sugars that are unhealthy for dogs. Always opt for fresh peaches.

Q: Is peach skin safe for dogs to eat?

A: Yes, the skin of a peach is safe as long as it is washed thoroughly to remove any pesticide residue.

Peaches can be a delightful treat for your dog, contributing to their diet with beneficial nutrients. Just remember to serve them correctly and sparingly to avoid any health issues.

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