Peaches are a trendy summer fruit among humans, so as a cat owner, you may be wondering if peaches are good for cats or not. So before you want to give peaches to your cat, you should learn about the advantages and disadvantages of peaches for cats.
This article will tell you what parts of peaches you can give your cat and what parts you should not. We will also explain the benefits, disadvantages, and proper amount of cat peaches.
Can I give peaches to my cat?
The answer to this question is yes, but there are essential things to keep in mind.
As we said before in the article on good fruits for cats, peaches are one of the allowed fruits you can give to your cat. But it should be given to the cat in specific and small amounts because peaches have a lot of sugar and can cause diabetes in your cat.
In addition, you cannot give a whole peach to a cat; a peach is made up of different parts; Skin, flesh, and pit
Are peaches bad for cats and poisonous?
When feeding a cat with peaches, you should pay attention to its skin and pit because it carries risks for your cat, which we will explain below.
The most dangerous part of a peach is its pit. If you do not keep the core out of your cat’s reach, the results can be hazardous and even fatal. There are two main reasons why peach pits are dangerous to cats:
1- The core of a peach is big, and if you give the whole peach to a cat, it may get stuck in its throat while eating and cause your cat to choke.
2- The second danger that peach pits cause is poisoning. Peach pit contain amygdalin, which is composed of sugars and cyanides. Cyanide is a toxic substance that is fatal and poisonous to cats and dogs.
So be very careful, remove the pit, and throw it away immediately to keep it out of your pet’s reach.
Although you can give your cat peaches with the skin on, it is a significant risk. Don’t think that peach skin is safe because it is not.
We recommend you give the peach without the skin to the cat because we don’t know what the peach has been in contact with before reaching your hand.
The biggest danger in peach skin is due to pesticides and chemicals. While washing fruit is always a good idea for animal or human consumption. The safest thing to do is to peel the peach and give it to the cat in pieces.
Industrially produced fruits with skin have this risk. Your peach skin is most likely safe if you grow your peaches without any chemicals or fertilizers.
Are canned peaches suitable for cats?
We know that peach skins and pits can be dangerous for your cat, so it is better to stay away from them. You may think that canned peaches can be a good option for cats, but can we use canned peaches to feed cats?
The answer is no. Indeed, canned peaches do not have skin or pit. But as you know, canned peaches are very high in sugar due to the way they are processed.
Cats eating canned peaches are more likely to develop obesity, dental disease, and other health problems.
Therefore, the best thing to do is give your cat peach flesh because it is not poisonous and will not poison your cat. However, give it to the cat in small quantities because peach flesh is also rich in sugar.
What are the benefits and disadvantages of peaches for cats?
Peaches have many benefits for cats are:
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- and antioxidants
In addition to these benefits, you may think that the sweetness and taste of peaches are liked by cats. The sweetness and sugar of peaches are attractive to humans, making eating peaches enjoyable for us but not valid for cats.
Cats cannot taste sweet. However, it does not mean that cats do not enjoy eating peaches.
Overeating peaches for your cats may cause digestive problems such as diarrhea. So don’t overdo it; giving your cat only two or three pieces at a time is better.
Some cat breeds may be allergic to peaches. Their allergy can have different symptoms, but it often manifests in diarrhea, skin rashes, or vomiting.
The bottom line
It is up to you whether you want to give your cat peaches and whether your cat likes to experience peaches.
However, if you wish to add peaches to your cat’s meal, it is better to add them in small amounts (2-3 pieces). Because your cat may not like the new food.
Please share your opinions and experiences with us.