Dogs Can Eat Mangoes, But Use Some Caution

Mangoes have been called one of the best fruits you can eat. This is not only because of their taste, but also the benefits to our health that we receive. Can dogs eat mangoes though if they are so good for humans?

Dogs

can eat Mangoes. The answer is a definite yes. There are some things about eating mangoes that are quite positive for dogs, actually. They are a great source of vitamins such as potassium, B6, A, C and E as well as alpha carotene and beta carotene. Mangoes are also an excellent treat, many dogs get very excited about the flavor of the fruit.

You want to make sure that you limit the amount of mango you let your dog eat in a given day, especially if there stomach and digestive system are not accustomed to it. If you let your dog have too many, it may cause your dog to have diarrhea and nobody wants to deal with that. If you keep a close limit on the amount, then this is a healthy fruit for them to eat!

Dogs Should Not Eat Mango Seeds

There is one thing you need to be careful in though and that is that dogs shouldn’t eat the seeds of mangoes. Just like other fruits, Mango seeds contain cyanide which is a bad poison for dogs. This would really only become a problem if your dog ingested a large number of seeds. At current, the Humane Society does not classify Mangoes as a danger to dogs and neither dogs the ASPCA.

Other than the cyanide, mango seeds can also cause intestinal blockage in dogs. If you’re going to feed your dog mangoes, be sure to cut the fruit up and simply toss the seeds out. It’s awfully tempting for your dog because they like to chew on them like a baseball player chewing sunflower seeds, but it’s simply better to steer clear of this.

An Even Better Option

The produce section at your grocery store can be scary high depending on where you live. Or, you might never even see Mangoes where you shop. An alternate way to go is to get a high quality dog treat to feed your dog in place of the fruit itself. Fruitables Skinny Mini treats are a great route to go.

These have a pretty broad appeal as they are gluten-free and low calorie. Pumpkin is the main ingredient, which is great for dogs. In our experience (yep, we actually use these ourselves!), dogs really catch on to the scent of Fruitables treats. We also know that to dogs, quantity matters over quality when it comes to rewards. Meaning, it’s not the size of the treat you give them, it is the number of times they are rewarded that really matters. If you want to reinforce positivity without making your dog overweight, Fruitables are a good route.

We use Fruitables regularly in training and
have had good success using them
as rewards for our dogs.