I know they warn against avocados..but every dog I've owned has lived with lots of Avocado trees and eaten at their leisure. In fact, Jake's mom was given avocados while nursing to help her keep her weight up. My vet used to joke that it must be "avocado season' when our Dobie got too plump!! And Avoderm dog food has avocados in it. I think it's because of the pits. Which NO dog I know has ever swallowed..INCLUDING Jake..who eats everything!!!!