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Yes, nectarines are safe for your dog. The fresh juicy fruit is a super healthy treat and provides your canine with a handful of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. Moreover, it is high in fiber and low in calories. Remember to give nectarines in moderation since they also contain high sugar.

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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in small amounts
Nutritional Value Antioxidants, vitamins A and C, high in fiber, low calorie
Potential Risks Choking hazard, obesity, diabetes
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

Succulent, fresh nectarines will get anyone drooling, and seeing you enjoy the delicious fruit will have your dog jumping and down for a bite or two but hold on, can dogs eat nectarines? Sure, they can!

How to Feed Nectarines to Dogs?

It is best not to throw a whole nectarine in the air for your little champ to catch.

First, check if the fruit is fresh. Rotten fruit can cause your dog a lot of distress. Next, wash them thoroughly and ensure you have gotten rid of any dirt or pesticides that can harm your dog.

Now, cut it up and take out the pit since dogs can choke on it. The stone or pit found in nectarines contains cyanide, which can be harmful to dogs and is another reason you should throw it away before serving nectarine to your pet.

Your dog will also love a frozen nectarine treat during summer, and it will help them cool down in the heat.

TIP: Make a puree out of the fresh fruit, mix it up in your dog’s food for some additional nutrients, and provide them with a nice balanced meal.

How Many Nectarines Are Safe for Your Dog?

A few slices of nectarines are enough for your dog, depending on their size. When starting off, offer your dog a thin slice or two and keep an eye on their health. If all goes well, you can increase the quantity slowly. Another thing to remember is that fruits have a high sugar content. Your dog can develop many health problems like diabetes, obesity, and even dental issues if you give them sugar on a regular basis.

An entire nectarine can be too much sugar for them, and since it has high fiber, it can also cause your doggy to have tummy troubles. Feeding high-fiber content like nectarines in moderation will ensure your dog’s digestive system runs smoothly.

Again, it is important to ensure that nectarines are fresh because rotten or fallen fruits can be harmful to your dog.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, dogs can eat peaches and nectarines in small amounts. The numerous nutrients keep your doggy healthy. However, the high sugar must always be kept in mind when feeding your dog fruit.

  • Yes, the juicy fruit is not just delicious for us; dogs also like eating them. When feeding your dog nectarines, make sure they are fresh and not rotten.

  • Rotten fruit is moldy, which can harm your dog. This is why fresh fruit is always your best option. Similarly, fallen fruits are also a bad idea.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.