- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Yes with pit and peel removed. Dogs are omnivores, and they benefit from many different fruits and vegetables for the same reasons humans do: these foods are low in fat and sugar, and high in vitamins and fiber. Avocado boasts healthy fat that contributes to a shiy coat, and is a popular ingredient in some dog foods and treats. However, it isn’t ideal to serve to your dog in plain form. The fruit itself isn’t toxic, but the skin and leaves are poisonous for dogs. Also, the large pit presents a choking hazard.
Avocado leaves and skin contain persin, which is a toxin that’s more dangerous for some animals than others (such as birds), but can cause problems for dogs.
Symptoms to Watch For
In high doses, persin can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain.
Whip up a batch of these simple dog treats to get all the health benefits of this tasty fruit.
Easy 3-Ingredient Avocado Dog Treats
Yield 36 cookies
- 1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
- 2 cups oat flour (pulverize rolled oats in a food processor)
- 2 eggs
You may need to add some additional flour depending on the size of your avocado, so keep some extra on hand.
Preheat oven to 350º
- Slice your peeled and pitted avocado into the bowl of a food processor.
- Add the oat flour and pulse to combine.
- Add the eggs and pulse to combine.
- Add more flour as necessary to get a workable dough.
Turn out onto a parchment lined surface and roll to an even 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut out and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just browned around the edges.
You can turn off the oven and leave cookies inside to cool slowly, creating a crunchier dog treat.
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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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