Guacamole may be your go-to party appetizer, but if your pet gets a hold of the creamy dip, there will be little cause for celebration, according to AnimalPlanet.com.
Avocados contain an element known as persin in their leaves, fruit, seeds, and even bark. Persin is incredibly toxic to most animals, including dogs, cats, horses, birds and rodents.
The presence of persin in animals can cause many symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Severe congestion
- Inflammation of the mammary glands
- Accumulation of fluid around the heart
Just a tiny amount can be harmful, and in the worst case it may be fatal. So keep your avocados where your pets can’t get to them.