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Avocado is Poisonous To Pets




Plant Name: 
Avocado
Scientific Name: 
Persea americana
Family: 
Lauraceae
Toxins: 
Persin
Poisoning Symptoms: 
Diarrhea, Respiratory distress, generalized congestion, vomiting, accumulation of fluid around the heart and death.
Additional Information: 
The primary toxin responsible for the poisoning of pets eating avocado is Persin a fungicidal toxin in the form of an oil that is leached from the pit into other parts of the plant that is harmless to humans yet potentially deadly to companion animals. More than likely due to enzyme activities present in humans that are not present or activated in animals.
First Aid: 
Induce Vomiting and Seek Emergency Veterinary Care.
Species Affected: 
Toxic To Horses
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