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.

 

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