Have you ever wondered, “Can dogs eat mango?” The answer is yes, they can. This fruit is full of vitamins and safe for your pup to consume, as long as it’s peeled and the pit is removed. It’s important to note that you should only give your canine companion mango in moderation.
Is Mango Good for Dogs?
Mango is high in fiber, as well as vitamin A, B6, C, and E, making it quite nutritious for both humans and dogs. The snack is also sweet, so your dog will probably love it. When ripe, the fruit is soft, but you should still cut it into small pieces to avoid a choking hazard.
Possible Dangers of Eating Mango
Before feeding your dog mango, peel it and remove the pit. While dogs can technically eat the skin, it can be difficult to digest, so it’s best to remove it beforehand. Mango pits, on the other hand, can be a serious choking hazard and get stuck in your pup’s digestive tract. The pit of a mango also contains small amounts of cyanide.
If your dog happens to swallow a mango pit, there is a chance that it could pass through his body without difficulty. But if you notice a change in his eating habits, call your veterinarian right away.
Lastly, you should be careful not to give your dog too much mango. Too much of any fruit or vegetable can cause bellyaches and diarrhea. If you have questions or concerns about feeding your dog mango, consult a veterinarian.
Learn about other fruits and vegetables that make great snacks for dogs by watching the video below:
Here at the AKC, we field many queries from anxious dog owners about what is and isn’t safe for their canine companions to eat. Questions range from the obvious (“Can dogs eat steak bones?”) to the trendy (“Can dogs eat quinoa?”) Check out more “Can dogs eat…” articles on AKC.org to see what foods could be harmful to your dog, including cherries, avocados, and onions.