Did you know that August is officially recognized as peach month in the United States? Peach Month was founded in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan.
It’s not entirely known how much Reagan was a peach fan, but if you live in your home with cats, you’ve likely noticed that when you eat a peach, they often stroll by trying to grab a piece of the fruit for themselves .
So let’s get down to business in a minute: is it safe for your cat to have every peach? The short answer is yes But there are a few exceptions and things you should know before feeding peaches to your kitten, and as always, You need to speak to your veterinarian first!
When are peaches safe for cats?
When it comes to whether or not it is safe for cats to eat peaches or not, it really depends on which particular part of the peach you mean.
Start from the outside and avoid feeding your cat a peach skin. Why? Because pesticides could be on it.
Next we come to the meat, which for a cat is the safe part of a peach. As is common practice with feeding human food to a pet, only give your cat a small piece of juicy peach meat. Caution is the best approach and you should check with your veterinarian first.
Finally, there is the peach pit. Keep this well away from your cat. In addition to being a choking hazard, the pit is poisonous because it contains amygdalin, a compound of cyanide. This is definitely not something to risk your cat ingesting.
How should I feed my cat peaches?
As mentioned above, only peel and feed your cat the pulp of the peach. Cut it into manageable pieces and only serve small pieces in one sitting.
Always use fresh peaches as well. Canned peaches may contain preservatives or sweeteners that could upset your cat’s stomach.
Does your cat like to eat peaches? Do you ever serve them as a treat to your kitten? Tell us about it in the comments below!