This is AKaBooM's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following AKaBooM's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Recent Activity
It's not the fruit that is the issue, it's avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark which contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, a common one found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. Other strains of avocado can have different degrees of toxic potential. The safety profile of foods and other products formulated with avocado is a difficult question for us to answer definitively, because we do not know specifically how avocados are processed for these foods, what types of avocados are used, or what minimum dose of the toxic principle results in clinical effects. Therefore, we have refrained from making an overall assessment of the safety or toxicity of products that contain avocado. (from ASPCA site Avoderm assures its product safety - read more here:
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2009 on Dogs and Avocado, parts 2 and 3 at heathervescent