Mangoes are well-loved by many because of its sweet and creamy taste. But did you know that our dogs can also enjoy and benefit from this wonderful tropical fruit?
How healthy are mangoes?
Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, B6, C, and E, making it a healthy treat for your doggo. This fruit is also rich in:
- dietary fiber, for better digestive health
- carotenoids, which supports eye and heart health
- antioxidants, which fights free radicals
- other nutrients that help improve coat and skin
This tropical fruit is low in calories but high in sugar. Even if it’s a healthy treat for your dog, you should remember to serve this to your furkid in moderation.
How much is too much?
Like everything else that you’re feeding for the first time to your dog, it’s better to start in very small amounts. You can also ask your veterinarian about how much and how often you can give mangoes to your furkid.
Furthermore, there are several caveats you need to watch out for when giving mangoes to your dog. Its skin, for instance, can be difficult for your furkid to digest. Your dog might also choke on the pit if left unremoved.
How to feed mangoes to your dog?
Preparing a mango may need some work as you need to remove both the skin and the pit first. The best way to do it is to cut the fruit vertically in three parts, separating two sides of flesh from the pit in the middle. From there, you can easily scoop out the flesh off the skin using a spoon.
Because the flesh is soft, your dog can eat it directly with ease. But you may need to chop it into pieces for smaller dog breeds. You can also top it off your furkid’s favorite dry or wet food.
Or give your dog Wishbone Pet Foods, a gourmet pet food specially enriched with the power of 8 superfoods. Wishbone’s recipes include mangoes, cranberries, blueberries, papaya, flaxseed, basil, rosemary, and peppermint which are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These super fruits and herbs help strengthen your dog’s immune system and promote better health.
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