Mangoes

Can Dogs Eat Mangoes?

Yes, dogs can eat mangoes.

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I am sure you might have wondered before if dogs can eat mangoes. Why would you not wonder about that? I mean, mangoes are nothing less of amazing! In the summer months, there is nothing more refreshing than being able to eat some cold mangoes and of course, it is only normal to want to share this lovely, fulfilling fruit with the love of your life, your dog.

Mangoes are so delicious and tempt us to eat as much as possible. Mangoes are seasonal fruit and are mainly available during hot summer season. Mango is mostly cultivated in tropical regions. Scientific name of mango is Mangifera indica. There are many cultures around the world that use the fruit and leaves for ritual purposes and decorations.

The Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Mangoes

This tasty fruit has lots of health benefits, which many are not aware of. This article covers all the amazing benefits of mangoes.

Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.2.  The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).  Mangoes can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes. The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

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How to Feed Your Dog Mangoes

Dogs can and should eat mango slices because they contain enzymes for breaking down protein. The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.

Finally, the generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.

But of course, you did not need all these reasons. Given mangoes are so yummy, I am sure that knowing that the answer to the question can dogs eat mangoes is yes can be enough reason to feed them to your dogs.

Mango is a safe food for dogs to eat. Keep in mind though that the seeds of most fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans. Also, the big mango pit can get stuck in your dog’s digestive system, blocking it and ultimately killing him. I would stay far away from mango pits.

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If you are a human, mango leaves can be very good for you because they are said to fight diabetes. Please refrain from giving these to your dogs because any sorts of leaves are not good for your dog.

Always remove seeds from fruit before giving them to your dog to be safe. Too much fruit can give your dog a stomachache or diarrhea. Also, there are a small number of dogs that are allergic to fruit so even if dogs can eat mangoes, I would make sure that I test it out by giving a tiny amount to my dog before giving him a bigger portion.

Comments

  1. Nicky P says

    Yay! My husband and I found a mango in the back of the fridge and after feeding almost the entire thing to our girls, (first slice was on accident, it was so funny seeing them slide on the floor!) I looked at my hubby and said are these good for dogs! And google directed us to you.

  2. Elana says

    I am wondering if dried mangoes are good for dogs. My boys got into my dried mango stash and ate the entire bag. They seem fine, but I wanted to make sure. I already give them dried yams or sweet potatoes that I purchase as a treat from the pet store, but I am just curious and worried about this.

    Any advice or incite would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bunk says

      I don’t know about that one because I don’t know how the mangos were dried. I can’t image any drying process that would render the magoes toxic, but if you are concerned, or if your dog gets sick, you should consult your vet.

      Thanks for the great question!

  3. pb says

    Do more research! Mango Leaves are NOT good for people. Mango “Meat” is only good for humans. The Leves the Skins and sap from the tree contain The chemical components of POISON IVY. If you are allergic to poison ivy sumac or oak WATCH OUT! Many online authors forget to tell this. Research mangos mango Allergy “mango mouth”. Dont learn the hard Way.

  4. Brittney1019 says

    I have 5 dogs 2 boston terriers 1 lab 1 chow sled dog mix and 1 pitbull. they are all sweet and love mangoes I even make them smoothies. I feed hem carrots peanut butter celery and many other foods that humans eat. they love it and it is very healthy for our canine friends! hope I helped

  5. Bo says

    Oh, im so glad! i fed my old 12 year old blacklab-bassethound a mango and i thought i wasnt supposed to. I fed her it because shes going to die soon and i wanted to give her my mango for a goodbye human treat! I love you bo:(

  6. M. Wade says

    Mango’s sap, found on the leaves, at the stem scar on the fruit and on the fruit’s skin, can cause a rash very similar to poison oak or ivy. Personal experience confirms this. Rinse the fruit under plenty of running water when you get home. Also, stay out from under a mango tree during a rain storm.

  7. Mark says

    Thanks for the info on mangos. Tillie seems to like them.

    She also gets baby carrots and frozen broccoli as treats. The frozen broccoli florets are like popsicles in the summer time.

    You do a good job with this blog and the dog info.

  8. Nidhi says

    That was so informative ! My dog loves Alphonso mangoes like craaazyy….just the smell of it soo intoxicating ;p

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