Dogs can eat mango, including the skin but be aware that dogs could choke on a mango seed and the skin can be difficult to digest so it’s best to remove it. The seed of a mango is a serious choking hazard and contains small amounts of cyanide and should be avoided.
Similar to bananas, mangoes are high in fibre, vitamin A, B6, C and E. The high fibre content could cause an upset stomach or diarrhoea in dogs and stools should be monitored when starting to feed mango. Mango is also high in sugar which can cause dental decay and could cause more complicated issues in diabetic dogs such as gastrointestinal issues.
Typically, veterinarian professionals wouldn’t recommend feeding mango to your dog due to the potential complications and high sugar content. Before feeding any mango to your dog it’s best to consult your veterinarian to make sure you don’t overfeed.
Instead of mango, why not feed your dog a meal that's packed full of goodness and loads of nutrients, such as Pure? Pure is balanced, natural and wholesome, containing the perfect amounts of meat, fruit and vegetables to ensure your dog feels all the benefits of a natural, healthy diet.
Written by: Dr Andrew Miller MRCVS
Andy graduated from Bristol University in 2010 and sees nutrition as a foundation for our pet's wellbeing and takes a common-sense approach. We are what we eat, and it shouldn't be any different for our pets.