The most coveted fruit out there, avocados has been around for nearly 10,000 years. In different countries around the world, it’s known as “butter fruit,” “alligator pears,” and “fertility fruit”. Avocados are a great source of potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A ripe, creamy avocado is like nothing else on earth.
Can cats eat avocado?
Your cat deserves royal treatment, but can it have avocado? Yes! Avocado contains protein that’s good for growing kittens. Give your feline friend a small amount of this delicacy every once in a while to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need.
Avocados do contain an oil-soluble compound called persin according to the Pet Poison Helpline. It’s not toxic to humans, dogs, and cats. But if eaten in large quantities it can be harmful to animals.
Avocados are great for cats, but make sure you remove any trace of the avocado skin and pit before feeding small bites. The skin can mess with their digestion system or get lodged in throats if they eat it whole. Avocado trees are toxic to cats and dogs. If you grow avocado (Persea Americana) on your property, keep away from pets. The ASPCA warns that these have been known to be harmful because the leaves and bark contain a high concentration of persin.
If you are someone who loves to make guacamole, it’s important that your cat does not lick the bowl after preparing this dish. Tomatoes and citrus fruit plants can harm them since they both have substances that could cause stomach pain or even lead their a heart attack.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HAPPENS IF CATS EAT AVOCADO?
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, fiber and potassium. But be careful if you feed your cat the skin or pit from an avocado because it could cause gastrointestinal distress which includes upset stomachs to diarrhea!
HOW MUCH AVOCADO CAN I GIVE MY CAT?
Avocado is a human food that should only be given to cats in small amounts. A serving size for an indoor cat would generally range from 15 grams up until they reach 4 pounds, while outdoor ones need at least 30g per pound of body weight if eating fruit-based items regularly (and even then it’s best not).
WHY DOES MY CAT LOVE AVOCADOS?
From the perspective of cats health, it makes sense that Guust would find avocados nutritious and tasty. Avocado is one food item with a high amount vitamins and anti-oxidants which can benefit your feline friend!
WHAT IS TOXIC TO CATS?
Some of the most toxic foods for cats include onions & garlic, raw eggs and meat. Avoid giving your feline friend any table scraps around Christmas as they may contain ingredients that are potentially harmful to them!