Q. Dog- 1.5 yr whippet mix, 30 lbs-ate half an avocado pit 2 days ago. Normal eating and play behavior. Vet says it should pass. How long should I wait?
A. Many times I have seen the pits not pass and cause an obstruction. Did your vet do x-rays? Try feeding a high fiber diet such as canned pumpkin added to his/her regular food and that will help pass. If there is no vomiting then there likely is no obstruction and acting normal is a good sign. Only feed about 1/4 cup canned pumpkin per meal or you may cause some constipation. It should have passed within 2 days. You may have to physically go through the feces to determine if it has passed or not and not just sight.