Are you allergic to avocados? Well you and your pet may have more in common than you think!

Are you allergic to avocados? Well you and your pet may have more in common than you think!

While the avocado may seem scary to you or your pet, their second common name may make you giggle.

The Alligator Pear is in the Lauraceae family and is toxic to horses, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and more. This includes avocado leaves, bark, seeds and more.

The avocado substance has something called persin inside. Different types of avocado products have different ranges of toxicity to animals. Ones found in Guatemala have been more problematic than any kind.

Typically, these toxins will make your pet have an upset stomach and doesn’t show anything too serious, but it can lead to an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract if not properly taken care of in time.

If you see avocado oil in your pet food ingredients, do not fear, some levels have a nutritional factor to them and should not cause any allergic reaction of sorts.

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