This fantastic fruit is native to Asia and India, and there are almost 500 varieties of fruit in the world. Some mangoes may be small, just the size of your palm, but the giant mangoes can weigh up to five pounds. All mangoes are full of vitamins and minerals.
The mango is considered of the most nutritious and flavorful fruits to humans. Moreover, the fruit versatility resides in the fact that it doesn’t matter how you eat it; mango will always be delicious.
Do you want to share it with your dog? Well, yes, you can. Mangos are safe for dogs to eat. Some fruit is often recommended to enrich a dog’s diet. Will the mango be one of them?
Can dogs safely eat mangos?
The short answer is yes. However, you should not offer this fruit daily for your dog. You can give mango to your dog occasionally when your dog shows curiosity for the fruit or even to include it in the diet as an occasional reward.
How about green mango?
In this case, we must tell you that no, dogs should only eat ripe mango. Why? The green mango is quite acidic, sometimes even bitter, and the pulp is not juicy, but firm and a little challenging.
Therefore, it may not be as pleasant, and it may cause your dog a stomach ache, which may even cause diarrhea.
What nutritional benefit does the mango provide?
If you are going to mango to your dog, you need to know the benefit of this delicious fruit.
First, mango provides fiber. Fiber is an essential element in regulating the proper function of the digestive system. Thus, mango will be very helpful if your dog suffers from constipation. Second, mango is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
The former contributes to fortifying the immune system against several bacteria. At the same time, the latter helps to protect your dog from other illnesses.
Furthermore, the mango is rich in folic acid, which accelerated the production of a red blood cell. Lastly and more importantly, the mango contains vitamin A, which is favorable for the bone structure and your dog’s vision.
Others argue that one of the most important benefits of the mango for dogs is its potential to reduce the so-called ‘bad cholesterol.’ Thus it will reduce any cardiovascular condition in your dog. However, it has not been medically confirming.
Should I boil the mango before my dog eat it?
Unlike other human foods, mango should not be cook before offering it to your dog. Giving mango to your dog is very easy. Just remember only to use the yellowest mango.
If you used non-mature mangos (green-ish color), your dog might suffer some medical complications, as we explained above. Similarly, with other fruits, you should peel out the mango before handing it out to your dog.
Moreover, it is recommended to cut the mango and extract the hard-rock seed in the center of the fruit to prevent any injury in your dog’s jaw.
We usually recommend cutting the mango un cubes. Hence it is easier to give them as rewards to your dog. Besides, in the summertime, when the thermostats show warner wheater, you can freeze a couple of mango cubes, and your dog would very much appreciate the gesture.
The ideal proportion is to give from 3 to 4 cubes to small breed dogs. A maximum of 5 mango cubes for medium size dogs. In the case of the bigger breeds, we recommend up to 7 cubes.
You should be vigilant of the proportion when offering mango to your dog. Whereas mango is beneficial to your dog, it contains a high percentage of sugar.
Thus, we suggest that offering mango once a week is enough for your dog. The key to a healthy dog is providing a balanced diet.
Can the dogs eat the mango peel?
Many vegetarian recipes use the mango peel to prepare delicious food for humans. However, in the case of dogs, we do not advise for your dog to eat it.
On the one hand, the mango peel is very hand and requires a long cooking process. On the other hand, eating the peel could provoke digestive complications. Thus it is better to keep your dog apparat from this part of the mango.
Can the dogs eat the mango seed?
The answer is simple; never your dog should eat the mango seed. It is tough and heavy; it could damage its teeth. If your dog swallowed, it could provoke suffocation. Moreover, the mango seed contains cyanide, though in a minimal presence. Therefore you should never leave the whole mango to your dog.
What happens if my dog already swallows a mango seed?
We all know that some dogs could be especially playful. If you happen to have a mango tree of just fresh-bought mangoes in the kitchen, your dog would likely try to eat it completely.
In this situation, your first reaction you be taking your dog to the veterinarian office immediately. Even if your dog virtually swallowed without any suffocation, there is also the risk for intentional obstruction.
In case of not retrieving, your dog might present health complications in the next few days. For instance, vomits, diarrhea, among others.
If you suspect your dog been able to have swallowed a mango seed, you should visit the veterinarian to discard any further complication.
We must bear in mind that mango is not only a delicious exotic fruit, but it is very nutritious. Mango generates a lot of benefits for the health of human beings as well as for dogs.
Moreover, great care must be taken to remove the seed because it represents a significant risk and because it contains cyanide. However, its levels are quite low compared to other fruits.
Mango would be a great snack for your dog during summertin=me as well as a reward for good behavior.
However, If your dog accidentally eats the magician’s mango seed, it must be observed by a veterinarian until he can verify that it passed through his system.