How To Give Your Dog The Best Of Both Worlds: Avocados And Dog Food Safety

Persin is the main ingredient in avocados. While it may give your dog an upset stomach, it is only dangerous in large amounts. As long as your dog is eating small amounts, there is little worry. When avocadoes have ripened, persin levels can drop to almost undetectable levels. Because of this, small amounts of ripe fruit can be a safe and tasty treat for your dog. When only grown from ripened fruit, the risk of persins toxicity is very low. There are ways in which avocaados aren't as much of a threat as we thought.

A small white dog licking his mouth as he sits next to grapes, chocolate bars, an avocado and other smaller foods.

However, you should still be careful with their consumption. The skin, pit, and stem can cause intestinal blockage. They can be difficult to pass through. Make sure to serve pure avocadoados, and not guacamole or other avocaadoes. Only offer this treat in a thin slice of the inner portion of the fruit, or never include the pit or stem. Be sure to research the risks. Amber LaRock is a Vet Tech Licensed. She has a degree in veterinary and animal-related content creation and social media management. When she is not working, she likes spending time with her furry friends exploring the outdoors. She is also the author of the book, "Dogs. . . .

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