No. Avocado pits are too large for dogs to eat and present a serious choking hazard. If your dog did manage to swallow the pit whole, or even to chip off pieces of it, then obstruction becomes a concern. Either way, it’s not safe to hand your dog an avocado with a pit in it.
Not only that, but avocado leaves and skin contain persin, which is a toxin that’s deadly for birds and can also cause problems for dogs.
Symptoms to Watch For
Signs of choking include difficulty breathing, lethargy, drooling, and hacking. If you suspect your dog has swallowed an avocado pit, call your vet right away.
AvoDerm is a high-quality brand of pet food that includes avocado as an ingredient, and makes a safe choice for your dog to enjoy the benefits of avocado without the dangers.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.