A dog with an unsure expression looking at peach, indicating caution for dog consumption.

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Yes, dogs can eat peaches, but moderation is key! The flesh of the peach is safe and can even be beneficial for dogs. However, the pit, leaves, and stem are toxic and should never be consumed by your furry friend. Always make sure to remove the pit and cut the peach into bite-sized pieces to avoid any choking hazards.

A photo of Stefan Stumpfl, the co-author of this article.

By Stefan Stumpfl, in collaboration with Dr. Ali Raza.

Updated on Jun 14, 2024

Did You Know?

Peach pits contain cyanide, which is highly toxic to dogs if ingested.




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Benefits and Risks of Peaches

Peaches can be a juicy treat for your dog, loaded with vitamins A and C, which support a healthy immune system and skin. On the flip side, peach pits contain cyanide, which is dangerous if ingested. Additionally, the high sugar content can be problematic for dogs with diabetes or weight issues. Always monitor your pet's reaction when introducing new foods.

What Parts of the Peach are Safe / Unsafe?

  • Safe: Flesh of the peach (with the pit removed)
  • Unsafe: Pit, leaves, and stem

Other Products Containing Peaches

Many human treats and processed foods contain peaches, but these can be harmful due to additional ingredients like sugar and preservatives.

  • Peach-flavored yogurt: May contain added sugars and artificial sweeteners.
  • Peach pie: Often has large amounts of sugar and butter.
  • Canned peaches: Might be packed in syrup with high sugar content.

How to Feed Peaches to Your Dog

Start by washing the peach thoroughly. Remove the pit, stem, and leaves. Cut the flesh into small, manageable pieces. You can serve it fresh or mix it into their regular meal for a fruity twist. Moderation is keyβ€”think of it as an occasional treat rather than a daily snack.

What If Your Dog Reacts Badly to Peaches?

If your dog exhibits symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy after eating peaches, contact your veterinarian immediately. If you suspect your pet has ingested a peach pit, seek emergency veterinary care as it could lead to cyanide poisoning or an intestinal blockage.

Safer Alternatives to Peaches

Consider these safe fruits that provide similar health benefits without as many risks:

  • Blueberries: Packed with antioxidants and easy to serve.
  • Apples: Just remove the seeds and core.
  • Bananas: A great source of potassium and fiber.


While peaches can be a delightful and nutritious treat for your dog, it's essential to be cautious. Always remove the pit and any other unsafe parts. Consult with your vet when introducing new foods into your dog's diet to ensure their health and happiness.