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Avocado question

Good morning!
Hi, I am connected with you on Linkedin and reside locally in Montgomery County.
I eat a lot of avocados and am wondering if a few mini pieces of this great vegetable is ok for my cat , or would this particular food be harmful for her?

yes, it is great to offer. While some websites say Avocado is toxic to animals, this is NOT true. The peel and the seed may be toxic, but not the soft fruit part. the more different foods (real food, not processed) we offer our animals, especially cats, the healthier they are. Also, if they get ill and do not want to eat, you will know what they LOVE to eat.

After my response she said she was confused and wanted me to read this article prompted her concern – read article.

Initially the article says that the leaves, seeds and bark (and the fruit) contain a toxic principle known as persin. The Guatemalan variety, which is the most common variety found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. The toxic effects would be diarrhea and vomiting, so certainly if you feed avocado and see that, you would stop feeding it. The article goes on to say that many foods and supplements use the fruit and extracts from the fruit and that most animals do not eat enough to cause problems.  Avocado meal and oil have nutrients that support healthy skin and coat.

 

By | 2013-10-23T09:04:42+00:00 October 24th, 2013|cats, nutrition|0 Comments

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Christina Chambreau, DVM, graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1980 and has had a Homeopathic Veterinary Practice since 1988. She is co-founder and was Chair for the Academy of Veterinary homeopathy. She is the author of Healthy Animal’s Journal: What You Can Do to Have Your Dog or Cat Live a Long and Healthy Life; Healthy Dog Journal ebook; Fleas Be Gone kindle; and co-author of Tutorial and Workbook for the Homeopathic Repertory and How to Have a Stress Free Wedding and Live Happily Ever After. She has written and is quoted in many magazines. She lectures at veterinary conferences around the world. She speaks and gives classes for animal enthusiasts and practitioners. She is committed to empowering people to heal their animals and themselves in a way that heals the planet.

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