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March 14, 2018

Dogs can eat avocado!

Dog eats avocado

“Can I give my dog some avocado?”; “What if it hurts it?”; “What if it’s allergic?” If, if, if. It seems that the myth has been solved, and avocado is beneficial for our champions. It plays an important role for their nutritional requirements. Dogs can become addicted to avocados trying to persuade you to give them more. If you notice your Caucasian Shepherd doesn’t eat, don’t panic, it depends on each dog’s taste.

The persin is the element that has created confusion in the world of dog owners. The persin is an element found in avocado. It is toxic for some animals, but for dogs, it isn’t! If you feed your dog with avocado, make sure you only serve it with the pulp of the fruit. Remove the peel, seeds and leaves of the fruit first.

This fruit may be a super-food for your dog. Below we highlight the benefits of avocado consumption at dogs:

    It is the best source of A vitamin and it helps blood circulation
    It contains E and C vitamin, improving the immune system and helping bones. C vitamin helps the conservation of cells at dogs and protect them from damage.
    It is anti-inflammatory
    Contains a significant amount of Omega 3. Omega 3 in the diet eliminates concentration problems;
    It is a good source of Niacin.
    It contains proteins, helps to improve the immune system and in preventing the dogs from various diseases.
    A good fiber source. Fibers are a kind of carbohydrates that may help moving the dog’s intestine. It helps dogs get rid of stomach problems, such as diarrhea.
    Avocado is rich in potassium, which helps protect against bone disease. Helps increase bone and muscle strength.

You can give half of avocado to older dogs, once a week, as treatment, and for puppies a slice is enough. Note that an excess of avocado at a single meal can hurt your dog. It can cause an increase of the dog’s size and weight, that may bring problems in the future. For example, an overweight dog can become inactive, slow and weak.

Keep in mind that avocado can be a very important fruit in your dog’s diet, as long as it is not consumed excessively.

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