A healthy dog treat that makes for a better option than processed snacks.

Avocados are one of the few fruits that most dogs love. One reason for this is that they add palatability and texture to food, especially dry meal. It is also a nutritious supplement of fats to the canine diet, containing sixteen percent of vital oils, along with an unusual amount of protein.

One medium avocado contains about 35 grams of fat, mostly monounsaturated. This fruit also has more potassium than bananas. Rich in vitamin E, vitamin K, and the B vitamins; as a treat, it’s clearly a better option than other manufactured dog snacks.

When the nutritional requirements of adult dogs were compared with the composition of avocados, the fruit was proven to contain an incredible level of vitamins and minerals. One half of a medium avocado provides a mature dog with all his daily requirements for magnesium, potassium, and niacin. About half of his requirements for thiamin, manganese, and vitamin A, are also provided in this awesome fruit. Not only a safe bet for improving your dog’s health, introducing avocados to their diet will also boost skin tone and assist with general coat care.  So what are you waiting for? Head to your local greengrocer today and stock up!

*Please note however that avocado skin and seeds may be toxic to your pet. Stay safe by avoiding ingestion!