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The confusion of which fruits to offer a dog, and whether Persin is to be tolerated, arises due to the large numbers of animals that do find this chemical toxic (especially birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and large cattle). Also it is worth noting from above (even if it were to be harmful to dogs) where the persin is found in significant quantities, and more importantly where it is not – the fleshy fruit part itself, which is the part that is actually eaten. If persin is not in the center part of the avocado that is made into dips and enjoyed as baked treats, the dog may enjoy the fruit without toxin risk and without risk of choking on a pit.

That’s when we’re most likely to ask ourselves the question: can dogs eat avocado?

Avocado isn’t dangerous for your dog; rather it is a good source of nutrients. It can be a super food for your dog. Because of the following reason do feed your dog with avocado,

Are you kidding me? Avocado? Dogs can eat ANYTHING!

Always clean the avocado of the peel and pit before feeding it to your dog. On the other hand, a lot of contain avocado oil. That’s a completely harmless extract since it doesn’t have any of the pit or the skin in it, so it’s harmless to dogs.

How much avocado should I give to my dog?

Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, is a very popular source of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins. Owners who love the taste and texture of avocados might wonder if their dogs would like it as much as they do. Is avocado safe for dogs to try, or is it something that should be avoided? It turns out that when it comes to feeding dogs avocado, people have formed a couple of different opinions.

Avocado oil shouldn’t pose any harm to your dog.


Fat gets a bad rap, but it's a necessary part of a balanced diet for dogs. Avocado fruit is a source of healthy fats plus , known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Low fat levels may manifest in dry, itchy skin.As Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM, noted on her , "Those of you whose canine and feline companions enjoy the occasional avocado indulgence can breathe a sigh of relief: persin does not adversely affect dogs or cats."Persin is a substance found in the avocado pit, skin, bark, leaves. Persin is harmful to some animals — birds, rabbits, horses, and goats, just to name a few. However, there have been no reported cases of avocado poisoning in dogs and cats.The avocado has achieved superfood status for humans in the last several years, and it's just as nutritious for your dog or cat. The healthy fats in avocado fruit support skin health and a shiny coat. Omega fatty acids are anti-inflammatory agents, and the wealth of antioxidants in avocados support the immune system.