Can cats or dogs eat mangos?
“Oh no, Fluffy gobbled some mango! Can cats or dogs eat mangos?” We’ve all been there. You dropped some food on the ground, and next thing you know your pet has wolfed it up! Sometimes it’s nice to have a furry vacuum cleaner ready at all times, but it can be worrisome if they’ve eaten something that isn’t good for them. So, how do mangos fare when it comes to dog and cat bellies?
We’re here to ease your worries – cats and dogs can safely consume mango! According to pet medical insurance provider, Trupanion, if your pet eats mango in moderation, it can be a tasty vitamin-filled treat (Don’t forget – one cup of mango contains 100 percent of a human’s daily vitamin C!). Be sure to remove the flesh from the pit, because animals can choke on the large seed. It’s also recommended to cut the mango into smaller pieces to allow for easier digestion. And of course, it’s always best to check in with your veterinarian before feeding your pet anything new that you’re worried will upset their tummy.
You might find that your cat isn’t interested in mango, and that’s because cats lack the taste receptors for sweet! Your kitty probably isn’t all that excited about any fruit, so you might want to stick to the meat and veggies.
For a fun and easy (just three ingredients!) dog treat recipe, try out these simple frozen mango treats. They’ll be a refreshing alternative for a pup that deserves the best!