By Josie March 6th, 2023
Surely we can all agree that one of the best things about summer is eating luscious, fresh peaches.
But the question remains, are you able to share them with your canine companions?
Peaches can be considered a nutritious treat for dogs, provided they are given in moderation – as with most foods.
They are minimal in calories and fat and have a high fiber content.
– Vitamin E – Vitamin C – Vitamin K – Zinc – Zeaxanthin – Lutein – Choline – Niacin – Phosphorus – Magnesium
If you stick to the 90/10 guideline, there is a good chance that your dog won’t experience any digestive issues as a result of eating too many goodies that are heavy in sugar and fiber.
The stone or pit of a peach has minute levels of cyanide, which is harmful to dogs (and is in fact highly poisonous to most living creatures.)
– Vomiting – Abdominal pain – Diarrhea – Loss of appetite – Collapse – Lethargy – Difficulty breathing – Red gums – Abnormal heartbeat
The pip poses a risk of choking and, if it is swallowed, has the potential to obstruct the intestines, which may cause adverse and long-term effects.
They include an insanely high concentration of added sugar, which is not good for your dog’s health and may cause an upset stomach in your pet.
Similarly, it will cause your dog’s blood sugar levels to spike.
Flavored yogurt typically has a lot of added sugars, various preservatives, and sometimes even xylitol, which is dangerous for dogs to consume.
Only give your dog a small amount of any new food at first when you are trying to acclimate them to it.
After removing the stem and pit from the peach, cut it into pieces no larger than half an inch cubed.