Peaches are a popular fruit that is sold in all good supermakrets and grocery stores around the world.
They tend to grow in a fairly limited range in dry, continental or temperate climates as their trees need a chilling requirement.
They are the same species as nectaries even though they are regarded as different fruits commercially.
Peaches and nectarines are best stored at temperatures of 0 °C (32 °F) and high humidity.
They are highly perishable, and typically consumed or canned within two weeks of harvest.
Peaches are climacteric fruits and continue to ripen after being picked from the tree.
So can cats eat peaches?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. By looking at what they contain we can make a good assessment as to whether they actually make a good food for them to eat rather than relying on the word of others.
In particular, their carbohydrate, acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorous, and fat content is of most interest as far as cats are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)Energy165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.54 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat 0.25 g
Protein 0.91 g
Vitamins (%DV)† Qty
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-Carotene (2%) 16 μg (2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1)(2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vit E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Minerals Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Fluoride 4 µg
As you can see peaches contain a hint of salt, fat, and calcium, a little phosphorus, quite a lot of acidic content, plus a lot of sugar and carbohydrates.
Can cats eat peaches?
This means that peaches are not a good food for cats to eat. They are just too sweet for cats to eat and have a lot of acidic content that they will consume if they eat a peach.
If a lot is consumed, it will give them diarrhea of they eat them.
If they nibble at it then they should be fine, it’s just that they can’t eat large amounts of it. Their bodies just aren’t designed to cope with the amount of sugar and acidic content that peaches contain.
Young kittens and pregnant cats should definitely stay away from even nibbling at a peach.
In summary, they aren’t a food to be purposely be fed to a cat unfortunately. There are much better foods for them to eat.
For more foods that cats can and can’t eat, check out our cat food list.