Did you know: Avocados

Do you love to eat Avocados, I do! For humans, it is healthy food and there are many ways to make a delicious meal or snack with it. Your dog probably likes Avocado too, but did you know it is forbidden food for your pet? The (unripened fruit), leaves, seeds, and bark contain a toxin named Persin. It is harmless to humans, but when your pet eats it, it can cause gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, fluid around the heart and difficulty in breathing.

AvocadoSome varieties of avocado seem to be more toxic than others, the Guatemalan variety appears to be the most problematic. Some dogs don’t seem to have a problem eating avocado at all, but try to avoid your dog eats the pit of the avocado.

You should be careful giving avocado to small dog breeds like Yorkies and Chihuahuas because the amount that needs to be ingested to cause a problem is unknown and the effects on dogs are not completely understood.

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