Can Cats Eat Avocados?
Can Cat Eat Avocados?
Avocados is a power fruit that comes with many healthy and nutritious attributes. This is why so many people (Americans), love eating the fruit in most diversified forms!
How about you?
Let us find out what makes the fruit so famous, I mean, you can find literally millions upon millions of recipes and pictures on social sites like Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook. It obviously is an attention grapping fruit. So, if it is rich and nutritious, does that mean my cat can eat avocdos?
Let’s look at all the healthy and rich benefits an avocado has to offer!
1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious
The “avocado” as we all know and love, grows on a tree called ‘Persea Americana’.
As we know, this highly and rich in flavor creamy fruit is added in different health dishes, or serves as a healthy cream dip for carrot and cucumber sticks after a great gym workout. It is also the main ingredient in guacamole. (link).
This pear formed fruit has managed getting cult status under health style conscious living people calling it the ‘superfood’, which is no surprise at all when referring to its many health properties.
Avocados come in a great shape, size, and colorful form. They are either round or pear-shaped and green or black in color.You can buy them anywhere from approx. 8 ounces (220 grams) to 3 pounds (1.4 kg).
The most famous avocado is called Hass avocado (link)
If you are looking at the picture and study the shape and color of the avocado, what kind of animal comes to your mind?
An alligator maybe?
Well, whoever had an alligator pictured in his or her head called the fruit ‘alligator pear’ and it started to made its way around and at the end official.
It is, obviously, a great healthy power fruit for the healthy living orientated person, but is it healthy for a cat too?
Maybe you have heard or read somewhere that avocados are poisonous to cats.
This left you, of course, questioning of feeding your little feline avocados.
Maybe you even read a scientific study about the topic if or if it is not poisonous. The reason being is, that avocados and avocado leaves contain ‘persin’, a toxin harmful to certain animals like birds, rabbits, ruminants, and goats.
Well, let me tell you on the other hand it is a fact, that the same toxin (persin) can help kill cancer cells.
While it might have a poisonous effect on many animals, the cat is not one of them as veterinarians often state on their blog. According to them this is a misinformation. Persin can cause heart, lungs, liver and kidney failure in goats, rabbits and birds.
So, you shouldn’t be worried when it comes to the point feeding your cat with the healthy power fruit. Still, be cautious and do not exaggerate it. I recommend you to feed your feline just a bit and see how they react or more concrete their digestive system copes with it. If your little feline starts vomiting or get diarrhea after a few bites, you should consult a veterinarian.
I recommend precaution to all new foods you start feeding.
Furthermore, I recommend you to not feed your cat guacamole which is, probably, the most common way to eat an avocado. The problem here is not the avocado, as much more the onions and garlic. Those two ingredients are definitely out of the question feeding your cat.
The reason being is that they destroy the red blood cells.