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Latin Name
Persea americana


Avocados are fruits that come from south central Mexico and some parts of southern California. This fruit has a dark green look to the skin and is usually is rough. The inside is soft and light green and is edible for human consumption.

For Your Pet

Persin, a substance in avocado is highly toxic to your pet. Ingesting avocado can cause breathing issues, congestive heart failure, and even death. Persin is located in all parts of the avocado, including the rind, seed, and leaves.


Avocado is poisonous to your pet. Never feed avocado to your rabbit and other small pets.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.