The king of fruit, the mango, the delicious fruit that tastes like a decadent sweet dessert. We love eating mangoes when they’re in season and it got us thinking. Can English bulldogs eat mangoes?
English bulldogs can eat fresh mangoes in moderation as long as they are not allergic to them. Mangoes are high in vitamins A, B, and C which are healthy for bulldogs. Do not let your bulldog eat mango pits as they contain cyanide which is poisonous.
Since every dog is unique, you need to consult your vet first before introducing mangoes to your dog’s diet. They will tell you how and if it’s safe to feed your English bulldog mangoes depending on your dog’s unique health conditions. For instance, if your dog is diabetic, their mango intake should be kept at a minimum since mangoes contain a high amount of sugar.
Are mangoes nutritious for English bulldogs to eat?
Mangoes are a good treat for your dog because they are very nutritious. Here are a few nutrients that your bulldog will get from eating mangoes:
Fiber is good for your dog’s digestion and helps them stay full longer. Snacks such as mangoes may even help with managing your bulldog’s weight.
Vitamin A is great for your dog’s vision. Mangoes are a good source of vitamin A and can help meet your pet’s nutritional needs. Vitamin A also offers immune system and growth support.
Vitamin C can be beneficial for your bulldog. It can be especially helpful if your dog is sick. But your bulldog can already produce enough to support its normal needs on its own, so you don’t need to give him any supplements.
One of the most important vitamins for dogs is vitamin B6 because it has a role in so many different bodily functions. It helps manage your pets nervous and immune systems, helps promote healthy brain functions, as well produce red blood cells. Vitamin B6 also helps regulate the levels of homocysteine, a chemical which can harden your dog’s arteries and lead to heart failure if there is too much of it present in your bulldog’s blood stream.
Vitamin E is essential to keeping your pet’s eyes and other muscles healthy. It’s also important for your pet’s cell function. It can also help your bulldog maintain a healthy weight because it can improve their metabolism.
How to prepare mangoes for your English bulldog to eat?
Although humans may find it easy to eat mangoes on their own, your bulldog will need some help. Before feeding your dog mangoes you must prepare them correctly so that they’re safe and healthy for their consumption. Luckily, it’s a fairly easy process, and won’t require much time. Here are the 3 steps to prepare mangoes for your dog:
Step 1: Peel the skin off the mango
Just as you would for yourself, you must peel the top layer off the mango. If the mango is soft enough you can peel it using only your hands. But for best results, you’re better off using a small knife or vegetable peeler. A vegetable peeler will likely be the fastest tool to use.
Step 2: Take the pit out of the mango
The pit is the hard part of the mango located in the center of the juicy fruit. You must remove this part by cutting the fruit from around it. You will know the difference because the edible fruit will be a lot softer.
Step 3: Cut the mango into slices
Cutting the mango into slices is the easiest way for your bulldog to the consume the fruit, without choking. You may also consider cutting the mango into cubes. Whichever method you choose, you should still make sure to keep an eye on your pet as he devours the mangoes, just in case any choking ensues. This is a good tip to keep in mind while your bulldog is eating any foods!
After following these steps you can finally serve your pet mangoes for a tasty treat.
Are mango skins toxic to English bulldogs?
You may be wondering why we took the skins off the mangoes. Are they toxic for your bulldog? The simple answer is no. The skin of the mango is not toxic for your bulldog. The skin is actually full of nutritious vitamins such as vitamin C and fiber. But there are drawbacks too.
Depending on where you got your mangoes there could be pesticide residue leftover. This can be bad for your pet. Mango skin can also be difficult for bulldogs to digest. Feeding your dog the skin may cause stomach pain and discomfort, as the skin gets stuck in the stomach.
Hard to believe, but your bulldog might also not like the taste of the skin, as it has a pretty unpleasant flavor and texture.
Are mango pits dangerous for English bulldogs?
Yes, mango pits are slightly dangerous for bulldogs, which is why you must remove them before serving.
Cyanide can be found in mango pits, although only in small amounts. As you probably know, cyanide is a toxic chemical that is poisonous to dogs and humans. The hard texture of mango pits also makes them dangerous for dogs. They can quite easily become a choking hazard.
How many mango slices can English bulldogs eat safely in one sitting?
Mango slices can vary in size and shape so it’s hard to identify a perfect number of slices to feed your dog in one sitting. We suggest that an occasional half a mango cut into pieces should be a good amount for your bulldog.
We know that fruit slices are great for bulldogs and can offer many health benefits. You may be tempted to let them eat as many mango slices as they want. But just like with anything it’s important to consume in moderation. Too many mango slices can have side effects for your pet.
What side effects will your English bulldog experience if it eats too many mangoes in one sitting?
Eating too many mango slices in one sitting can lead to discomfort for your pet. Consuming a lot of mangos may result in diarrhea, due to the high fiber content. It can also cause stomachaches.
Mangoes also have a lot of sugar content. This is good for taste but bad for the overall health of your dog. Even natural sugars must be consumed in moderation. Eating too many mangoes can contribute to type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart problems, and more health risks for your English bulldog.
Mangoes are a nutritious snack for your bulldog, but you must take the proper precautions of peeling the skin, removing the pit, and cutting it into slices before feeding them any. This will ensure that your English bulldog can successfully and safely consume mangoes. Pay attention to the number of mangoes you are giving your dog as too many could have health consequences.