A dog with an unsure expression looking at peaches, 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 19, 2024

Did You Know?

The pit of a peach contains cyanide, which is highly toxic to dogs.




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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. The fiber in peaches aids digestion, while the antioxidants fight off harmful free radicals. However, the pit contains cyanide, which is highly toxic. Consuming the pit can lead to cyanide poisoning, which is life-threatening. Unripe peaches or those treated with pesticides can also pose health risks.

What Parts of the Peach Are Safe / Unsafe?

  • Safe: Fresh peach flesh (without pit)
  • Unsafe: Peach pit, leaves, stem, unripe peaches

Other Products Containing Peaches

  • Peach-flavored yogurt: Be wary of artificial sweeteners like xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.
  • Peach jam or preserves: High in sugar and often contains additives unsafe for dogs.
  • Peach-flavored treats: Always check for dog-safe ingredients, avoiding artificial flavors and sweeteners.

How to Feed Peaches to Your Dog

Introduce peaches to your dog's diet gradually. Start with small, ripe pieces of peach flesh, ensuring they're pitted and free from any leaves or stems. You can mix the peach pieces into your dog's regular food or serve them as a standalone treat. Remember, moderation is the golden rule—too much peach can upset their stomach.

What If Your Dog Reacts Badly to Peaches?

If your dog shows signs of discomfort after eating peaches—like vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy—contact your vet immediately. In the case of ingestion of the pit or other toxic parts, seek urgent veterinary care.

Safer Alternatives to Peaches

If you're looking for fruity options for your dog, consider these safe and nutritious alternatives:

  • Apples: Just make sure to remove the seeds.
  • Blueberries: High in antioxidants and easy to serve.
  • Carrots: Crunchy, low-calorie, and great for dental health.


Peaches can be a delightful snack for your dog, as long as you stick to feeding the flesh and steering clear of toxic parts like the pit and leaves. Always introduce new foods cautiously and consult your vet to ensure they're suitable. With the right approach, peaches can add a touch of sweetness to your dog's life!