Yes, assuming your dog is healthy, they can eat mango. But don’t go overboard. Here are some reasons you might want to give your dog a little bit of the juicy tropical fruit, along with tips about which parts are safe for them and how much they can consume.
Basic info on mangoes
Mangoes are fruits that grow in tropical and subtropical climates. There are hundreds of different cultivars, or varieties, of mango, with a range of different flavors and appearances.
Can mango be good for dogs?
A little mango can benefit a dog who likes it, as the fruit contains plenty of fiber, vitamins like A, B6, C, and E, and antioxidants. But wash and peel it first, and only feed them small amounts at a time. Also, while the plain fruit is fine, dogs shouldn’t eat mango that’s been seasoned or is part of a dish to be enjoyed by humans.
How much mango can a dog eat?
Your dog can have too much of a good thing. Excessive mango consumption could upset your dog’s stomach. It’s also quite sugary, and therefore not suitable to make up a big portion of their caloric intake. Give your smaller dog a few bits of the fruit cut into small pieces; a large dog can have a quarter cup as an occasional treat. You can feed mango by itself or try putting chunks on top of your dog’s regular food. If you’re not certain how much mango is okay for your pup given their size and other factors, talk about it with your veterinarian.
What are the risks of dogs eating too much mango?
The sugar in mangoes is one reason to moderate a dog’s intake of the fruit. Large quantities of sugar can lead to stomach upset, and might cause or exacerbate obesity, dental problems, and other health issues.
Can dogs eat dried mango?
Dried mango is different from the fresh version, and your dog won’t be able to safely eat as much of it; it’s comparatively low on moisture, and thus more densely packed with sugar. A very small amount of dried mango shouldn’t hurt a dog, but you’re better off sticking with fresh.
Can dogs eat mango skin?
You shouldn’t feed your dog a mango’s skin. Though you need not panic if they accidentally swallow a little bit, it can be tough to digest and may cause them stomach upset.
What happens if my dog eats a mango pit?
It’s dangerous for a dog to eat a mango pit; they might choke on it, or it could cause an obstruction in their digestive tract. Plus, the pit also contains some cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs and humans alike. Your best bet is to keep your dog away from mango pits. If they do accidentally swallow one, contact a vet for guidance as soon as you can.
And cut the mango flesh up into manageable pieces that your dog can eat easily—again, to minimize the risk of choking.
The bottom line: if your dog enjoys mango, it’s safe to give them a little bit as long as it’s washed and you leave out the skin and the pit. Just exercise moderation.