Can cats have peaches? Yup.
Peaches contain vitamins A and C, which are essential for maintaining good health in cats. They also have potassium and fiber, which can help with digestion. However, too much peach consumption can lead to gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, due to the presence of natural sugars.
It's important to note that while the flesh of the peach is safe for cats, other parts of the fruit may not be. The pit contains cyanide, which is toxic if ingested in large quantities. Plus, the skin of peaches may contain pesticides or other harmful chemicals used during cultivation, so wash them extremely well.
Finally, remember that cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they need to get most of their nutrients from meat-based foods. So if you feed your kitty peaches, they should only be an occasional treat, given in moderation.
As always, before introducing a new food item into your pet's diet, consult with your veterinarian first! If your cat eats peaches (or any food) and is showing signs of illness such as lethargy, diarrhea, or vomiting, reach out to your veterinarian immediately. If they require veterinary care related to eating unsafe foods, pet insurance can help cover the cost of treatment.