As a dog, I will try to eat everything that my human does. They love to share with me, and I only have to look at them, and they will give me everything that my heart desires!
When it comes to most foods, my human knows just what is right for my tummy, and what is not.
But sometimes, they can be a little unsure. I try to tell them with my eyes that I would like to eat it anyways, but it does not always work.
For example, my owner loves to eat that mushed up, green, delicious smelling avocado. Trust me, she puts it on literally everything.
But she does not share this with me, and I for one would love to know why.
Luckily, I have done all of my research, and I am a fur-riendly pupper that can give you all of the details on whether dogs can eat guacamole.
What is guacamole?
First off, what even is guacamole? Apparently, guacamole is a dip made up of avocados, lime, tomatoes, garlic and onions, which makes for a tasty treat for my humans.
Although I am told it is very delicious, the ingredients that make up this human snack are not as healthy for us doggies.
Can dogs eat guacamole?
Seeing as you humans enjoy this dish so much, you may be wondering whether you can share it with us, and trust me, your dog will probably be drooling over it whilst you dip your chips in, but you should not give us any. This is because guacamole can be toxic for dogs.
For instance, you will have three main concerns if you try to give guacamole to your dog, as three of the ingredients inside the mixture can be toxic and poisonous for us dogs. These ingredients are avocado, onions and garlic, all of which make up the main basis of the dip.
As avocados contain a toxin called persin, these can be very dangerous to us dogs if ingested in large amounts, and may lead to toxic shock, vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problems, congestion and can even lead to the accumulation of fluid around our friendly hearts, so please do not feed us any of this.
In addition to the avocado in guacamole, the onions and garlic can impair our red blood cells, which could lead to anemia or even a lack of blood.
What is very scary is that you may not notice anything is wrong with us for a number of days before symptoms reveal themselves.
This means that your pup could be feeling poorly for days, or could be suffering from onion toxicity, abdominal pain, excessive drooling and lethargy.
What happens if a dog eats guacamole?
If you have given your dog some guacamole, you may be wondering what can happen, or how best to deal with the situation.
The main reason that you should not feed us guacamole is because the onions and garlic ingredients inside guacamole will be very dangerous for us doggies, and you should not let us eat it under any circumstances.
This is because the onion works to destroy our red blood cells, which can make us very unwell, and can lead to kidney failure, or you could lose your furry friend.
How your dog itself is affected by the guacamole and its ingredients will depend on the size of the dog, and how much guacamole it has ingested.
For instance, if you have a smaller dog that has eaten a serving of guacamole, then it is best inform a medical paw-fessional immediately, or take your canine companion to the veterinarian.
On the other paw, if you have a Great Dane, or a large dog who has accidentally eaten a few spoonfuls, then there should be no cause for concern, but you should keep an eye on your furry friend for any signs of toxicity in the coming days.
If at any point you become worried about your dog after eating avocado or guacamole, then you should take it to the veterinarian.
The last thing you want is anything happening to your furry friend, and we want to stay with our humans forever, so please watch over us.
Are avocados poisonous to dogs?
Even though you humans seem to put the green, mushy stuff on everything…us doggies should not eat avocado!
If consumed in large amounts, the dogs can become sick, we will start vomiting, have diarrhea and can even develop gastrointestinal problems or pancreatitis. This is because of the high fat content in avocado, and how rich it is in calories can make us doggies gain weight quickly.
That being said, a little bit of avocado, especially if accidentally ingested will not kill us, and will not be enough to poison us as there will only be small quantities of persin and nasty toxins in a small dose.
However, you should avoid giving us a whole avocado to eat, as the seed can be rather large, which poses an issue as we may eat this, and it could become lodged in our throats or digestive systems.
If you and your dog are anything like me and my human, then you are the bestest friends. We do everything together.
But sometimes, we cannot eat all of the same things. Us dogs have more sensitive stomachs than humans, and there are a lot of human foods that can make us very sick, and guacamole is one of them.
Eating guacamole can be toxic and poisonous to us doggies, so make sure that it is just the humans that are enjoying this snack, and leave the kibbles to me!