[Avocadoes] are often cited as being toxic, and many pet owners have learned to keep avocados away from their dogs. They may not need to. The toxin in question is persin, which does exist in avocados, though it’s mostly in the pits of the fruit, and the bark and leaves of avocados trees.
Avocadoes may be safe for dogs to eat, but it looks like I really shouldn’t have used avocado wood to smoke a turkey for Christmas dinner 2012.
That was the best fuckin’ turkey I ever ate, though.