Can Dogs Eat Mango? This Is The Truth

If you’re curious about whether dogs can eat mango, you’ve come to the right place.

As a corgi owner, I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve taken to Google wondering which item of food is safe (or not) to give to Winston.

After all, checking the potential risks of a tropical fruit is a responsible thing to do. So, kudos to you!

In this article, we’ll delve into the question of whether dogs can safely consume mango, considering both the nutritional aspects and potential risks involved.

By the end of this article, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of whether mango can be a healthy treat for your four-legged friend.

Let’s go!

So, can dogs eat mango?

Here’s the good news: yes, dogs can eat mango.

Generally speaking, mangos are safe for dogs to consume when given in moderation.

They’re a good source of Vitamins A, C, E and B6, however your dog should be getting these nutrients from their normal diet of kibble or wet food.

Because mango should be given in small quantities, it’s unlikely your dog will benefit much from the vitamins.

That’s why you should consider mango an ocassional sweet treat rather than a nutritious addition to their diet!

The bigger benefit of mango for dogs is its water content.

Mangoes are 85% water, which makes them a great burst of hydration in hotter months. Particularly if you freeze segments.

How much mango can dogs eat?

Dogs can safely eat mango in moderation.

Be wary of of giving your dog too much mango, particularly if they’re overweight or diabetic. This is because mango (like all fruit) has a high sugar content.

Give it as an ocassional treat to avoid tooth decay or weight gain.

How should you serve mango to your dog?

There’s a few ways you can serve up mango to your dog.

The key thing to remember is to use an organic mango that’s washed, peeled and has the stone removed.

Then you can serve it a number of ways:

  1. Cut up soft chunks
  2. Freeze segments
  3. Blend it into a smoothie and freeze cubes
  4. Mush it up (with peanut butter, for example) and use inside a Kong

The risks of feeding your dog mango

Mango is a high-calorie snack that should be given to your dog in moderation.

If your canine companion has never had this tropical fruit before, give them a small helping that doesn’t contain any peel or pit.

Mango peels are very tough and may not break down inside your dog’s intestine. Likewise, the stone poses a choking hazard as well as containing a small amount of cyanide, which is toxic.

Always thoroughly wash, peel, and de-pit mango before serving it to your dog.

And if your dog has an upset stomach or displays a change in behavior after eating mango, this may because they’ve accidentally eaten some mango peel. Contact your veterinarian immediately.

What other fruit can dogs eat?

I’ve made a comprehensive list of other healthy snacks (including fruit!) that are safe for your dog to eat in moderation.

These include:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon

5 healthy alternatives to mango

Besides mango, what other healthy snacks can you give your dog?

Here are 5 of our favorites:

  1. Peanut butter and honey biscuits
  2. Cheese bites
  3. Pupcakes
  4. Banana and mint breath freshener
  5. Coconut and fresh mint bites

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Bella is the founder of Doggy & Pooch. She rehomed Winston the corgi in Jan 2020 and now shares her best tips and interesting facts with corgi lovers globally.

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