Can Dogs Eat Mango

Can Dogs Eat Mango?

yesThe Answer

In short, if you are wondering if your dog can eat mango, the answer is yes. Mangoes can be a healthy snack for your dog. Before you give your dog a mango, you should make sure to remove the pit, and the skin.

More Information About Mango For Dogs

When you feed your dog mango, you should first make sure to remove all the skin from the mango, and to remove the seed/pit.

Mango Skin and Pits and Dogs

mangoMango skin should not be eaten by dogs, or humans. The skin of a mango contains the same chemicals found in plants like poison ivy. Although small amounts of skin will not harm your dog, if your dog eats too much of the mango skin, they can have a reaction to it.

The mango pit can be very dangerous for dogs, because if it becomes lodged in your dogs throat it could suffocate, and if it lodges in your dogs intestines, it could require surgery. Mango pits, like other fruits, also contain cyanide. Cyanide is a poison that if ingested could result in death.

Mango Allergy aka “Mango Mouth”

dog 4Like humans, dogs can have allergies to different foods. Because of the composition of mango skin, some dogs may be more susceptible to having an allergy to mangoes. If your dog has never had mango before, start with a small slice to make sure your dog is not allergic.

How Much Mango Should I Give My Dog?

mango cubesThe amount of mango you give your dog would be different based on your dogs size. While a smaller dog may only have a few sliced of mango, a larger dog could be ok with eating an entire mango. The key to any food is to feed your dog in moderation.

Positive Properties Of Mangoes For Dogs

mangoesMangoes can be very healthy for dogs because they are a great source of vitamin A, potassium A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E and a great provider of pectin. Mango is also rich in antioxidants (fisetin, isoquercitrin, gallic acid, methylgallat, quercetin and astragalin) which are known to fight cancer. They are also rich in fiber which aids in the digestion process and helps to regulate bowel movements.

What Is Mango?

A mango is a type of stone fruit. It is a juicy fruit that belongs to the genus Mangifera, which means it is a tropical tree fruit. Most verities of mango are found growing naturally in the wild.

Mango Nutritional Information

mangoes on tree100 grams of sliced Mango has the following nutritional information:
Calories: 60
Fat: 0.4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium: 168mg
Protein: 0.8g

In Conclusion

dog 6If you are eating a mango, and your dog is begging you for a piece, you don’t have to worry about passing a slice to him or her. Just make sure that you do not give your dog any mango skin, and make sure that your dog cannot get a hold of the mango’s pit.

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I have owned dogs my entire life, and could not live without them. I adopted my dog Daisy three years ago, and she brings joy and happiness into every day. I enjoy making home made dog treats for my baby, and I take care to make sure my dog has the best food possible!

2 thoughts on “Can Dogs Eat Mango?”

  1. That is so interesting about the mango skin. I have never herd of “mango mouth” before reading this, but I looked it up, and apparently it is quite common. Thanks for the info!

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