Avocados and Pets

Effects on Dogs

Avocado contains a substance called persin, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach upset in dogs.

Avocado Poisoning

Cats can also be affected by avocado toxicity, leading to gastrointestinal discomfort and other symptoms.

Toxic Components

Persin, found in various parts of the avocado, can cause various health issues in pets if ingested.

Safe Parts of Avocado

While the flesh itself is less toxic, it's best to avoid sharing any part of the avocado with your pets.

Symptoms to Watch For

Be vigilant for symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and difficulty breathing after avocado consumption.

Immediate Veterinary Care

If you suspect your pet has ingested avocado, contact your veterinarian immediately for guidance and treatment.

Preventive Measures

Prevent avocado exposure to your pets by keeping avocados and avocado-containing foods out of their reach.

Pet Toxic Food Guide