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What happens if my dog eats avocado? In large amounts, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and myocardial damage. Avocado flesh’s high fat content can lead to gastrointestinal upset and pancreatitis in dogs if they eat too much, and because it’s calorie-dense, it can also lead to weight gain.
How much avocado can a dog eat? Stick to feeding your dog small amounts to minimize the risk of toxicity. Two or three bite-sized chunks are more than enough to give your dog a tasty treat without risking their health. Remember to cut avocado flesh into small, bite-sized pieces to make it easy to swallow and minimize your dog’s choking risk.
Can I give avocado to my dog? This is a bit of a tricky question, but the answer is that it’s best not to feed your dog avocado. We suggest erring on the side of caution because avocados contain Persin, a fungicidal toxin. It’s known to result in serious health issues and, in extreme cases, death in larger animals such as cows and horses.
What foods can dogs not eat?
- Onions, garlic and chives. The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage.
- Macadamia nuts.
- Corn on the cob.
- Artificial sweetener (Xylitol)
- Cooked bones.