Yes, dogs can eat mango.
Mangoes are a fruit that your dog will no doubt love. They are sweet-tasting and generally delicious, but should only be eaten as a one-off treat, due to their high sugar content.
Is mango good for dogs?
Overall, yes, but you need to exercise portion control.
Mango flesh (sometimes known as meat) contains many nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, E and minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium. They are also a great source of fibre and antioxidants.
However, mango fruit contains high amounts of sugar, so you need to be careful how much you feed your dog.
How much mango can a dog eat?
As a rule of thumb, for a larger dog, such as a labrador, 3-4 chunks is plenty. For smaller dogs, 1-2 chunks.
Remember that mango falls into the category of one-off treats, so only feed it to them on the odd occasion, not as an everyday treat.
How to prepare mango for your dog
So, now you know that dogs can have mango, how should you serve it?
One of the best ways is to serve it to your dog in chunks. The best method for obtaining these chunks is to do the ‘mango hedgehog‘.
This video shows you how:
Watch your hands when you do this though. We recommend keeping it on a chopping board rather than resting it in your hand, but it’s your call.
Also, remember to remove the stone first (sometimes known as the seed, or pit) and discard.
What about the skin?
Can dogs eat mango skin? Not really.
Mango skin is technically edible, but you should not feed it to your dog, as it can be hard for them to digest.
Can dogs eat dried mango?
Although a very small amount is unlikely to hurt your dog, dried mango is best avoided.
Dogs, in general, should avoid dried fruits as much as possible, due to its high sugar content. Dried mango is no different.
If you are going to feed them mango, go for fresh mango and serve in chunks as detailed above.
Can dogs eat unripe mango?
Only give your dog ripe mango. If it’s unripe it will not taste very good and can increase the risk of stomach upset.
A small amount of fresh mango is generally perfectly fine for healthy dogs to eat on the odd occasion.
If your dog does have any kind reaction to mango, such as a stomach upset or you think they may be allergic, contact your vet for further advice.
Further reading: for more info on what dogs can and can’t eat, such as watermelon, pineapple, grapes etc – see our can my dog eat? section.
Can dogs eat mango ice cream?
No, ice cream should not be given to dogs due to the high sugar and dairy content.
A small amount is unlikely to hurt them if they have it accidentally, but as a rule, don’t feed it to them.
Can dogs eat mango sorbet?
This is also a no. Dogs shouldn’t eat mango sorbet for the same reasons as ice cream above.
What if your dog eats a mango seed?
Dogs should not eat the mango seed. Consult your vet if you think they have eaten one of these.