The avocado has been enjoying increasing popularity in this country for years. No wonder, because the aromatic, soft fruit is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy! But does it do the fluffy four-legged friend as well as it does the human?
Can Cats Eat Avocados?
- Avocados contain persin;
- Persin is harmless to humans but fatal to cats;
- Even small amounts can lead to serious damage and even death.
Cats Do Not Tolerate Avocados
Which foods are cats allowed to eat and which are not? Loving cat owners are faced with this question again and again. No wonder, because this is linked to fear: What happens if the cat and the cat eat the wrong thing?
In any case, the house cat and tomcat Karlos should definitely stay away from avocados. The exotic stone fruit with its high nutritional content may be tasty and healthy – for humans. But it can lead to severe poisoning in cats. The reason for this is the persin it contains. This is harmless to humans. In cats, even small amounts can have serious consequences. Even a tiny bite of avocado can cause serious poisoning. The persin sits in the fruit itself, but also in the core and on the skin. So Kitty shouldn’t even lick the shell.
What If the Cat Eats Avocado?
Persin, which is poisonous for cats, quickly penetrates the animal’s bloodstream. As soon as it reaches the heart, the substance causes damage there. Cardiac arrhythmias that can lead to death are not uncommon. Of course, it is the dose that makes the poison. But: Tiny amounts are enough to throw the little cat’s heart out of rhythm.
Keep Cats Away From Avocados!
As bad as the consequences are if the cat has actually eaten a piece of avocado, it is extremely rare. Cats are pure carnivores. Avocados are at the bottom of your diet. To be on the safe side, keep the exotic fruits out of the reach of animals. They taste better anyway when they come straight out of the fridge. And what to do if the cat has eaten a piece after all? Drive directly to the vet or the veterinary clinic. As soon as the Persin has reached the heart of the animal, there is an acute danger to life.