Uhm....I like Avocados!!

Karin PruessnerKarin Pruessner DurbanMember Posts: 2,110
edited 23 July, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
Today my mommy was eating an avocado and I was trying to climb on her back to get to it. So, she let me have a little lick. At first I just sniffed at it and turned up my nose. But then I had a lick and I REALLY liked it! Is that okay? Is there anything bad in it? My sister likes it too, but she was always weird. She likes olives!! :?


  • Alana RobertsAlana Roberts BrooklynMember Posts: 758
    edited 21 July, 2007
    I think avocados may be poisonous for cats here's what the ASPCA says: avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, a common one found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. Other strains of avocado can have different degrees of toxic potential.
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 21 July, 2007
    The primary concern is with gastrointestinal irritation, such as vomiting and diarrhea. Typically, these effects are seen in animals that have ingested significant quantities of fruit or branches. Other symptoms are respiratory distress, congestion, fluid accumulation around the tissues of the heart and even death. I wouldn't give any avocado.
  • Andrea WorkmanAndrea Workman Oakey OaksMember Posts: 202
    edited 22 July, 2007
    That's really interesting because I know someone who told me about a relative who has an avocado tree. She says that they have doggies that would eat the fallen fruit. It gave them luxurious coats even! I thought the same would hold true for cats. Go fig! Ariel is a big fan of banana. If she smells it, she'll come running. I have to only give her little bits though because you can actually watch the hyper form in her tail first like the fuse of a big firecracker. It's hilarious!
  • kate vonkkate vonk BoiseMember Posts: 1,313
    edited 23 July, 2007
    that's the claim for avoderm food. that the avocado oil really improves coats however it can be lethal so it is considered a contoroversial ingredient.
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