We have several fruit trees here at our house that have been producing lots of yummy fruits lately. We have pear, apple, and peach trees. This means extra healthy fruit snacks for our dog and even the rats. Pears and apples are both healthy snacks for dogs as long as you remove the seeds because they can be dangerous for them.
What about peaches? I know dogs should never eat the pit of a peach, because it contains cyanide which is toxic. It could also cause an intestinal blockage. But what about the rest of the peach? Most of the information I have found says no, it is not safe to feed your dog peaches.
Admittedly, I have fed both my dog and rats peaches and nectarines in the past with no ill effects but have decided not to do this anymore. I think the chances of a little bit of peach making your pet sick are small, but why risk it?
And if you have a peach tree in your yard, you may want to check the ground underneath it to make sure there are no pits left over. I saw a few today that I need to pick up. Some wild critter has been enjoying the peaches from our tree and leaving the pits behind.
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So what types of healthy fruit CAN your dog eat? Here's a list of a few favorite healthy fruits for dogs:
|Pear from one of our trees.|
Shiner's favorite fruits include banana, strawberries, and apples. She doesn't seem very fond of blueberries, however. We have not tried to give her pears before, but will try this soon since we have a few that need to be eaten.
What about your dog? Do they like to eat fruit?