Paws up if you’ve pondered the produce section for your pup. We’ve all done it, haven’t we? Apples, bananas, they’re all fair game. But peaches? Now, that’s a furry conundrum. Humans adore them for their succulent sweetness, but should you let your fur baby join the peach party? Let’s clear the air!
The Peachy News
Rejoice, as peaches aren’t canine kryptonite! Yet, like any good plot, there are twists. The first hitch? The pit. Your fur baby might see it as a chewy challenge, but it’s a choking hazard and a potential gut blocker. And the pit packs more than just a physical punch; it has a shady chemical side too – cyanide. It’s not in lethal amounts, but why risk it, right? Always pit before you serve.
The Sugar Situation
Peaches are sugar bombs. Delicious, yes. Dog-friendly? Not quite. Sugar overload can give your dog the runs and upset their tummy. That’s a no-no, especially if your dog is diabetic or carrying a few extra pounds. So, keep peaches as an occasional treat, not a diet staple.
Decided to give your dog a taste of that peach? Excellent! Here’s the drill. Pit, of course, is the first step. A simple trick is to slice the peach in half and give the halves a twist. The pit should pop right out. Trim any lingering pit pieces and chop the fruit into bite-sized bits. Easy to chew, easy to digest – that’s the mantra.
To peach or not to peach? That’s a question with a caveat. Yes, peaches can be a delightful doggy treat, but remember, the pit is a pitfall and sugar is a silent enemy. If your fur baby has a sensitive tummy or suffers from diabetes, it’s better to skip peaches altogether. And, as with any food experiment, moderation is key. Start small, observe, and then proceed. Peachy advice, don’t you think? With these tips, your dog can also relish the fruity flavour of summer!