While there are plenty of foods you and your pet can snack on together, there are some that should always be avoided including avocados.
You should never serve or allow your dog to eat avocados, a veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food. These seemingly harmless fruits are toxic and dangerous for canines.
“Avocado can lead to some serious health problems, “They cause a mild stomach upset in some dogs due to a toxin called pepsin, but one of the bigger concerns is the pit. If eaten whole, it can cause a serious obstruction.” If your furry friend eats a piece or two by accident, they’re not likely to get sick, but if they eat a pit, then you should contact your vet immediately. And always closely monitor your dog if you suspect they ate an avocado.
Follow these tips to ensure your dog can safely eat their food:
- Always watch your dog while he’s eating and never leave food out while you’re not home.
- Don’t give your dog treats that are too small to chew like peanuts, almonds, and popcorn.
- Always cut up your dog’s food into small, easy-to-chew pieces.