Can dogs eat mango seeds? Few quick remedies before you take them to VET.

Article Reviewed by Dr Sara J Vet @Hampton Vet Clinic. Learn More about Dr. Sarah

Can dogs eat mango seeds?

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People and dogs alike are enthralled by mangoes’ delicious, luscious pulp.

Rather than the mango’s sweet flesh, the enormous, flat, and utterly irresistible seed is the most appealing part of the fruit for many dogs.

There’s good news: neither the ASPCA /RSPCA nor the Humane Society warn that mango fruits and seeds are harmful to dogs when fed to them because of their seeds.

The bad news is that ingesting one/or swallowing a mango pit may put your Pooch in a life-threatening condition.

What to do If my Dog swallows Mango Pit( Mango seed)

From my own experience, what I would recommend in this situation is:

  • Avoid surgery unless your dog is experiencing a serious obstruction due to the condition.
  • Take him to the Vet Confirm the seed’s existence and position by an x-ray or ultrasound. 
  • Make him puke/Vomit it out if the pit is still there! (Try to get him to vomit every 3-4 weeks, but don’t try to push him or use any physical methods to do so). If you let your dog to eat grass, expect him to vomit.
  • Do not give your dog Royal Canin or Pedigree dog food, both of which tend to absorb a lot of water.
  • It is possible that the pit will enter the intestines as a result of this (which becomes dangerous as it may get stuck there).
  • Soft, digestible food should be given to your dog. All of his meals should be enriched with curd, soaked in water, and mashed with bananas, for example.
  • Many times it depends on how big this mango pit is and also whether your pooch swallowed it whole.
  • The safest thing to do is go to the vet. They will do a clinical, probably take an x-ray, and based on that the treatment will start off as conservative with laxatives etc, or they may use endoscopy to get it out, or they may do surgery.

Is a Mango Seed Poisonous to a Dog?

If a dog eats a mango seed, it will either travel through the digestive process normally or get stuck as a foreign body in the digestive tract. 

Coughing or gulping after swallowing a mango seed is an indication that the seed has been lodged in your pet’s throat. If it’s still in his stomach, he’ll vomit on and off, but he’ll keep eating and drinking.

The presence of cyanide in the mango pits and seeds is toxic to dogs and humans alike. 

Dogs may be poisoned by cyanide at far lower concentrations than people, so be sure this dangerous chemical is never available to your pet.

Mango pits are poisonous, but they may also be a choking danger and create an intestinal obstruction that requires surgery and, if left untreated, can be deadly. It’s imperative that you get urgent help for your dog if it’s been exposed to a mango pit.

Your Pooch has an intestinal obstruction if he vomits, rejects food and drink, and displays indications of intense discomfort.

It is possible to remove seeds from your dog’s mouth using forceps, but it is more difficult to remove one from his stomach or intestine that is lodged there.

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When a dog eats a mango seed, what happens?

Large, flat stones in the centre of mangoes contain a seed that ranges in length from 4 to 7 centimetres. Dogs should never be fed or played with mango seeds. 

It’s possible that if one gets stuck in your dog’s throat, it could cause significant injury or even death. 

If swallowed, they have a significant chance of becoming lodged in your dog’s intestines and causing a blockage. In order to save his life, he’ll almost certainly need emergency surgery.

Toxicology may still be an issue, regardless of whether or not your dog ingested the seed. 

Amygdalin, found in mango seeds, is broken down in the stomach into hydrogen cyanide when consumed. In actuality, your dog would have to eat a large number of mango seeds in order to experience the toxic effects of cyanide.

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Can my dog is able to eat dried mango?

Even though mangoes have a sweet flavour and are an excellent source of vitamins, the average fresh mango comprises around 28 grammes of sugar. 

Dried fruit contains up to four times as much sugar per gramme as fresh fruit because the drying process concentrates the sugar. 

A dog’s risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes rises significantly when sugar is a regular part of the dog’s diet. 

It’s safe to offer your dog dried mango in moderation, although there are better treats available.

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My dog ate a whole green mango including the seed- What do I do?

The seeds of mango are extremely huge. If your dog is a large breed, she may be able to pass it on, but I wouldn’t take the risk if your dog is a smaller breed ( Like cavapoo or Havanese).

If your dog ate it recently, within the last couple of hours, it’s worth attempting to get her to vomit it up.

You can administer 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 15 pounds of body weight, soaked with bread or a small amount of dog chow (no more than 3 tablespoons even if she weighs more than 45 pounds).

Then take your dog outdoors and run her around until the peroxide starts boiling and your dog vomits.

If there is no vomiting after 10 minutes, repeat the peroxide dose once more.

I’d check to see whether the pit is present if she vomits and appears to cleanse her stomach and be done.

If it is, let her finish cleaning her stomach before attempting to calm her stomach today.

  • 1) Pepcid-ac (famotidine) at one 10mg tablet every 12 hours for 20 to 40 pounds of body weight.
  • OR 2) Prilosec (omeprazole) at a dose of one 10mg tablet every 24 hours for 20 to 40 pounds of body weight.
  • These will reduce stomach acid and should help her stomach settle.

Then feed a homemade meal of 1/3 boiled hamburger or white, skinless chicken, drained of all fats and liquids, and 2/3 white rice.

If she doesn’t vomit the foreign body, add 2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin, not pie filling, just pumpkin, to each meal for fibre to help push the bits out.

If you don’t have peroxide on hand, you can take her to an emergency room to induce vomiting.

If she does not vomit it back up or if you do not want to take her to an emergency clinic, continue to use the acid reducers and bland diet pumpkin to help the bits pass.

If she does not vomit the pit back up, things to look out for are if she starts vomiting, has a tense uncomfortable abdomen, refuses to eat, or runs a fever (more than 103F rectally).

Those symptoms could indicate a blockage, and she should see a veterinarian right once.

At that time, surgery may be required.
If you have any further questions, please let me know.

By Veterinarian: Dr. Sara J

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Nifty Home Remedy Tips when your Dog swallows the whole Mango pit

  1. Give your dog some ginger to eat. It will make him vomit all the stuff in his stomach. 
  2. But if the size of mango seeds is too big then don’t follow this method as Mango seeds can stuck in the neck Also mango seeds do not have any side effects. He will take it out with waste.
  3. Another home remedy is to. Feed him a hand full of salt. He will start puking and eventually, mango seed will come out. 
  4. After he is done with puking and looks normal, wait for about 5 min and feed him water. After a break of about 30 min, you can start feeding him food. It worked with my neighbour’s dog.
  5. My dog accidentally ate the pit and in less than 10 minutes I got it out. The only thing I used was hydrogen peroxide. 
  6. I used about 5 teaspoons because she weighs roughly about 50 pounds (1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds). 
  7. Make sure you go somewhere you’re okay with getting messy. I gave my dog the 5 teaspoons as a shot and in 3 minutes she was outside vomiting. I hope that helped.
  8. If your doggo refuses to vomit off, To be on the safe side,  take your pet to the veterinarian and listen to what they have to say.
  9. Once you feel confident in the treatment plan, don’t stop asking questions. 
  10. To remove a foreign item from the stomach, surgery is not necessary in a healthy dog. It’s not a good idea to keep anything unfamiliar in your stomach for an extended amount of time.

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FAQs

Is Mango Healthy for Dogs?

Mango is high in fibre as well as vitamins A, B6, C, and E, making it a healthy choice for both humans and dogs.

The food is also sweet, so your dog will most likely enjoy it. The fruit is mushy when ripe, but you should still cut it into little pieces to avoid a choking hazard.

What are the Dangers of Mango Consumption

Peel and remove the pit from the mango before feeding it to your dog. While dogs can eat the skin, it can be tough to digest, so it’s best to remove it ahead of time.

Mango pits, on the other hand, can be a choking hazard and become lodged in your dog’s digestive tract.

A mango pit also contains trace levels of cyanide.

If your dog swallows a mango pit, it may travel through his body without issue.

However, if you observe a change in his eating patterns, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Finally, you should avoid giving your dog too much mango.

Excessive consumption of any fruit or vegetable might result in stomachaches and diarrhoea.

Consult a veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns about giving mango to your dog.

Wrapping up…

While Your pooch can eat Mangoes but swallowing Mango pit as a whole could ne dangerous to your pooch. 

Try the listed quick remedies at home to make him Vomit. If it did not work with your pooch and your dog shows distress take him/her to the vet ASAP. 

About Author:  Dr. Sara J at Hampton Vet Clinic. Dr. Sarah is passionate about pets and loves sharing her knowledge and research with you. At Pet Paws Hub, we strive to be the ultimate resource for learning everything about Owning & caring for your pet!

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