The Mango is a tropical fruit that has been eaten by humans for centuries. Mango trees grow in many parts of the world and can be found growing on every continent except Antarctica. Mango trees are also grown commercially, with over 100 million metric tons of Mango harvested each year. While eating mangos as a snack may not sound too extreme, there are some precautions you should take if you plan to feed them to your dog.
Nutrition in Mangoes
Mangoes are full of vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. Mango seeds are also edible which means that Mango pieces will not be a choking hazard for your dog. Mangoes contain small amounts of cyanide due to the presence of amygdalin in their seed. Mango peels can have high levels of pesticides and herbicides but it is safe to eat mangoes. You can peel off the skin of mango and offer it to your dog as a healthy and nutritious snack in moderation.
Mango is an excellent source of vitamin A, B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamine hydrochloride, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride (B-12), folic acid or folate. They are great with vitamin C and E which gives your dog a healthy defense against harmful free radicals. Mango is rich in fiber and will help to fill your dog up which can also aid with digestion.
Mangoes are a great source of natural sugar for dogs that might not be able to enjoy more traditional desserts like chocolate or cookies. Remember that Mango pieces will not be a choking hazard for your dog but you may still chop mangoes into small pieces to avoid any chance of this. Mango contains small amounts of cyanide, which is not harmful to dogs but should be avoided for any pup under the age of 18 months old.
Mangoes are a great option for dogs because they come in many varieties that can have different effects on your dog’s health and well-being such as promoting heart and functions of other body organs.
Mango being a sweet food is also a great option for dogs that might not be able to enjoy more traditional desserts like chocolate or cookies. Mango contains many vitamins and minerals which can help your dog live an overall healthy life, including high levels of fiber, vitamin A, B-vitamins (B-12), C, E and P
You should often treat your dog with a mango because it is high in fiber and can help promote good gut health benefits to your pup’s overall well being as they get older.
Mangoes are healthy for dogs but overeating may still cause few side effects like gas and stomach upset so try to provide your dog with a small piece of mango every day. Mango seeds are also healthy for dogs but should be removed before feeding them to your canine friend because they contain high levels of cyanide which is harmful if consumed in large quantities.
Your dog will love mango treats and you will be happy to see their excitement when they are given a fresh piece of mango!