German Shepherd Dog > Avocado (9 replies)
by Gusmanda on 16 May 2012 - 00:01
|Do any of you feed avocado to your dogs? An aunt of mine has an avocado tree in her house, and claims that during avocado season, the dogs get a very nice silky hair, due to eating fallen avocados. I started giving my dog a couple of slices every time I eat avocado, which is about every other day, and the hair DID start to turn really smooth. Just not sure if there are any side effects. Anybody know?|
by Hired Dog on 16 May 2012 - 00:11
|It is THE highest fruit in fat content so depending on how much they eat, it can have the same effects on them as it does on humans as far as weight gain. My dogs always ate the fallen avocados and mangos off my trees I had, did not have any problems, but, I did watch for the high calorie/fat content.|
by Bhaugh on 16 May 2012 - 00:25
|Ive heard they are toxic so i would ask how much were dogs eating at one time or what the toxic level is to make dogs sick|
by beetree on 16 May 2012 - 00:28
|Wow, I just saw that! Bhaugh, I didn't know but I don't grow them. |
by DeesWolf on 16 May 2012 - 01:09
|This is an age old debate. |
by Siantha on 16 May 2012 - 04:23
|the pits in avocado contain Cyanides and can be extreemly dangerous to dogs. the meat of the fruit should be ok. but if the dog eats the pit it can be dangerous i havent heard of anyone saying bad about the meats. apples mangos peaches bitter almonds all contain it. aswell as a few others.|
by yellowrose of Texas on 16 May 2012 - 04:28
| Apple seeds have arsenic in them|
You can put three in your husband coffee everyday for 30 days and he will suffer heart castrophe and die..no one will ever know apple seeds did it.
Avacado is perfectly safe..NO one I know gives them the big ole seed. YOU plant it on the garden and grow a tree ..Save them , let them dry and whallah a tree
I have one planted
Avocados is the ingredient in the famous dog food....AVODERM...
THE FRUIT CONTAINS many good vitamins for all of us.
I would feed them too if they were not so expensive.. Hopefully my tree will live..I understand they are hard to get started but once up...grow in Hawaii big beautiful avocados..
by Gusmanda on 16 May 2012 - 04:32
|so I guess the bottom line is it is ok BUT just make neither the pit nor the skin is eaten, and as with everything, with moderation.|
by NigerDeltaMann on 16 May 2012 - 09:52
|Yellow rose, You post is too explicit. I just hope nobody wants to eliminate a spouse. I hope, you're not offended.|
by yellowrose of Texas on 17 May 2012 - 04:02
| HEE HEE HEE|
I heard on by the GRAPEVINE>>>lol
NO offense taken..
it is TRUE.....Actually read it in Prevention Magazine about 20 yrs ago..
And in the DOG Fancy magazine they said the same thing...about using it in your spouses' coffee...lol
I may still have it.....somewhere...it made me realize how poisonous they were..I always am careful where and how I dispose of apple cores...never let a puppy or a dog get one...no telling how many it would take but I do not want to find out.....
NO better way then to get every ones attention.....lol