Mango is considered a king of all fruits and is one of the most popular fruits, especially during the summer season. But can dogs eat mango? It is nutritionally rich, has an absolutely unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities, and that’s why it is often labeled as “superfruit.” Let’s find out if it’s okay for our canines to eat it.
Quick answer: Yes, your doggie can enjoy this heavenly fruit; it is safe for them to eat it, although some experts wouldn’t recommend it for a dog.
Mangos Are Full Of Vitamins
Dogs usually eat meat, and in my experience that’s their favorite food, but vitamins are important as well and mango is full of them. So can dogs eat them? On top of the surreal amount
of Vitamin C, mangoes also have more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. That’s a good argument for stating mangos as a super fruit. The number of antioxidants in mangos will give any dog, puppy or older dog, a great boost in preventing degenerative diseases and all forms of cancer. A tablespoon of mango, every now and then, should be fine for most adult dogs but you can also see can you give your dog bananas.
Can I give my dog Mango Pits?
Mango is composed out of three parts: the outer-skin, the juicy part in the middle and the seed/pit. While the skin and flesh of the fruit is safe for a dog to eat, there is a disagreement about whether the pit is toxic to dogs or not. Yes, some fruit seeds and pits have cyanide in them, and both humans and animals can become ill after eating them.
Mango seed however is very rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium. The existence of antioxidant vitamins likes vitamin C, E and A tells us that mango seed could be used as an alternative source of these vitamins. But mango pit will make your dog sick! You should never feed your dog with this part of the fruit even though cyanide level is much lower in comparison to other fruit seeds and pits.
Since seeds and pits almost always have amygdalin, the compound that breaks down into the harmful gas, so it is just best to avoid them when it comes to your dog and his diet.
But My Dog Already Ate Mango Pit!
If you’re here because your dog already ate mango pit, you need to take a visit to the vet.
Can Dogs Eat Mango Skin?
While mango skin can be digestible and relatively safe to some dogs, it may not be worth the risk. Mango skin could easily cause an allergic reaction to both dogs and humans. The culprit responsible for the allergic reactions is Urushiol. That is the same compound that can be found in poison oak or poison ivy.
It can potentially cause a similar (but usually milder) skin rash and/or itch in ingested by your dog. It’s also believed that dogs are more sensitive to Urushiol too. If your dog accidentally ate mango skin, observe to see if they are excessively scratching. If they are, just consult with your local vet and they will know what to do.
How Can A Dog Eat A Mango?
Like said multiple times, to feed your dog a mango you need to remove skin, seeds, and pit. Then after it’s cleaned, cut your mango into small pieces, the amount of mango given to the dog should not be more than one tablespoon, because it still contains sugar. The smaller the dog, the smaller the pieces.
Can Dogs Eat Dried Mango?
Only if you make your own! Dried fruit is just a piece of fruit with the water removed. If you purchase a bag of dried fruit from your local grocery store, then sugar is more than likely added to it. And like we all know, too much sugar is not good for your dog. Sugar-laden concerns are diabetes, obesity, and even dental problems.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Let’s go over some of the most FAQ. It’s important to take everything into consideration, if you are a responsible dog owner!
What Dosage is Healthy? One tablespoon, couple times of the week are enough for a man’s best friend. Cut your mango into small pieces so your dog can chew them.
What is the Nutritional Value* of a Raw Mango?
· Around 107 calories.
· 3.7 grams of fat.
· 28.1 gram of carbohydrate.
· 24.4 grams of sugar.
· 1262 IU of vitamin A..
· 45.7 mg of vitamin C.
· 1.8 mg of vitamin E.
· 12.5 mg of choline.
· 16.5 mg of calcium.
· 0.2 mg of iron.
· 14.8 mg of magnesium.
· 18.2 mg of phosphorus.
· 257 mg of potassium.
· 3.3 mg of sodium.
· 61.1 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids.
· 23.1 mg of Omega-6 fatty acids.
· 135 grams of water. *Estimated by 165 grams
Are There Any Breeds Specifically Sensitive to Mangos?
There are no specific breeds sensitive to this fruit. HOWEVER, keep in mind that you need to take skin, seeds and pits of a mango BEFORE you feed it to the dog, because those parts can be dangerous for a dog to eat. Pit of a mango should be avoided at any costs!
What If My Dog Accidentally Ate The Pit And What Are The Symptoms?
If your dog accidentally ate the pit of a mango, you should take him to the vet’s office immediately! And most common symptoms are:
· Abdominal tenderness.
· Increased aggression if you try to touch his stomach.
· Produces smaller amounts of feces.
Conclusion: Can Dogs Eat Mangos?
Yes, they can be quite good for your doggy, (if you give him the right dosage and clean it properly) because of its high dosage of vitamins and minerals.
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