It’s that season. Just the smell of it is enough to make a mango bananas! Get it? Well, we just gave you a hint. It’s mango season and our olfactory senses are at an all-time high. We want mangoes before, during and after a meal in all forms and dishes. Well, as much as we like to juice out this season (pun intended) can our furry ones enjoy slurping the magic of this fruit? They for sure can!
This tropical fruit is packed with vitamins that revitalize your furry one during the hot summers. But there is a way of helping your pup enjoy the fruit of the season! The mango piece and pit of the fruit both need to be removed. As long as that’s out of the way, your pup will not have a problem devouring the fruit. But, again, as this is a fruit, it must be consumed in moderation.
Mango has the goodness of fibre, vitamins A, B6, C and E making it a wholesome fruit to guzzle down for both us and our furry ones. What can we say? It’s quite mangoficent
That's the reason why your furry one will not stop at a couple of chunks. The fruit is very sweet and soft. Hence, it must be fed in small morsels is to safeguard him or her from a choking incident.
The skin of the mango must be peeled off because it could cause tummy troubles for your furry one. It’s not the easiest part of the fruit to digest. Mango pits are a big no! If it gets stuck in your pup’s digestive tract that could cause a result in him or her choking. The pit of the mango also contains a little amount of cyanide which is found in apple seeds. It is an extremely hazardous substance for dogs and if consumed can lead to serious medical complications.
To avoid any such adversity, it is important to consult your veterinarian to understand your pup’s dietary needs before letting him or her snag a piece from your bowl. As your veterinarian would’ve advised you before, too much of any food item can cause diarrhoea or other illnesses as our pups have delicate tummies. As this tropical treat has a high sugar content, it could also have your pup to develop a dental problem. Dental decay is a common occurrence if furry ones give in to their sweet tooth. Pun intended!
A Senior Nutritionist Jan Dempsey, affiliated with the reputed pet food brand, Purina says “To avoid feeding too much fruit, it’s a good idea to offer a variety of types of treats on different days. This keeps your dog interested and eager to know what’s next!”.