Wow Some Pet Food Freaks Me Out!!

So as I am sure most of you do, I have never let my dogs,cats,birds, or ferrets eat avocado. I have always understood both from research and from my vets that it contains a toxin to most animals. So I was in the pet store yesterday looking for some training treats, and happened upon a brand of dog food that advertises as being high in avocado. I was soo confused. I am wondering if they some how eliminate the persin (toxic chemical in avocado), but I have not had time too look up info on it. Needles to say you really have to check everything you feed your little ones.

I am assuming you mean AvoDerm. It has been around for many, many years. Here is a link to their website, http://www.breeders-choice.com/dog_products/avoderm-natural-and-avocado-safety.htm

Hey Lisa… must have been at the same place, same time....ggg

I understand it has been around a long time but that doesn't really answer the question. Avocado's Fruit, Leaves, and Bark all contain Persin (a chemical that can cause vomiting and intestinal issues in dogs). So how does this food mitigate this issue?

@LiveWWSD:

I understand it has been around a long time but that doesn't really answer the question. Avocado's Fruit, Leaves, and Bark all contain Persin (a chemical that can cause vomiting and intestinal issues in dogs). So how does this food mitigate this issue?

If you went to the link that lvoss posted they talk about that…...

@LiveWWSD:

I understand it has been around a long time but that doesn't really answer the question. Avocado's Fruit, Leaves, and Bark all contain Persin (a chemical that can cause vomiting and intestinal issues in dogs). So how does this food mitigate this issue?

This is a quote from the link lvoss provided:

The avocado meal and oil used in the AvoDerm Natural pet products comes from the meat of the fruit and does not contain leaves, bark, skin or pit of the fruit. The oil is extracted from ripened fruit in which the meat pulp has been separated from the skin and the pit. Through a mechanical separation process the oil is extracted and filtered and placed into sealed containers. The pulp of the fruit is dried, ground, and screened before being placed into its final packaging and than shipped to our facility

Awesome thank you for the clarification. I was at work today and couldn't get the link to load. It doesn't really matter for myself as I feed the dogs a BARF diet, but it just made me wonder. As always this is one of the best things about these forums, I love being able to pick all of your brains. Thanx so much. 🙂

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