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Old April 26th, 2005, 08:46 PM
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mango toxic????

my dog ate a whole mango seed! i put the seed on the ground and turned around to grab a paper towel for one second, and it was gone.
this happened a couples of days ago. she seems fine, and is pooping normally. will she be okay? and will she be able to digest this? will this cause any digestive problems? is the seed toxic? help!
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Old April 26th, 2005, 08:50 PM
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I haven't heard anything about mango seeds being toxic. I know peaches and avocado pits are... I know Boo ate an entire mango and was ok. I'd wait to see what the others say...
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:11 PM
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I'm no pro, but I did a quick Google on dogs and mangoes, and it seems a lot of people include them in a BARF diet. Definitely wait for the real pros to respond, but I wouldn't worry over much at this point.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:16 PM
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Thanx for your responses. I was reading other posts about apple and orange seeds being poisonous to dogs. I'm probably just being a freak Well it doesn't hurt to check!
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:21 PM
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Better safe than sorry, for sure!! Actually, I just searched "mango" on this board and found that quite a few people here feed them to their dogs periodically.

A couple of questions, though. What kind of dog do you have (I may have missed it in some other thread)? Also, I've never had a mango (yes, I'm severely deprived ). How big are the seeds? The only reason I'm asking is because, if you have a Chi, and a mango seed is the size of - say - a peach pit, then I'd be a little concerned about a blockage. But, if you have a GSD, then I wouldn't be too concerned - just make sure things are flowing ok for the next few days.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:25 PM
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She's a Victorian bulldogge.
And a mango seed is way bigger than a peach pit. OOhhh i think there's gonna be some blockage.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:54 PM
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mango seeds are long and thin. Was it a regular large mango or a small alphonse mango (I live with a guy from the tropics, so we have lots of mangos!).

A seed from the smaller one is about 2-3 inches long, 1-2 inches wide, andabout 1-2 cm thick...so long and thin, kinda like an arrowhead.

Have you been watching your dogs poop to see if it came out. Do you know if the dog chewed it or swallowed whole?

To be on the safe side, I would definately see a vet! Especially if it was a large seed from a larger regular mango! Victorians are a little bigger than English bulldogs (what I have) and I would be freaking if mine ate a mango seed!

Also, I know mango seeds can cause allergies and can be toxic to humans as well (my friend can eat mango, but not the flesh that touches the seed, or she swells like a balloon).
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:58 PM
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She's a Victorian bulldogge.
And a mango seed is way bigger than a peach pit. OOhhh i think there's gonna be some blockage.
I was just about to say this...the seed is 75% of the fruit. I hope it was chewed and not swallowed whole.

The sap from the tree is the main problem with mangos. If you get this on your skin it can be worse than poison ivy. I know, been there did it many times. "Mango mange". Burns, itches, scars and you will not go near one for a long time.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 10:09 PM
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It was the smaller type mango.
I'm pretty sure she swallowed it whole. She usually doen't chew her food.
Okay. I'm worried again. Gonna call the vet tomorrow.
Thanx for the input.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 10:50 PM
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I am originally from the Caribbean and mango is not toxic to dogs. My Doberman/Rottie lived for mango season. However, any object as large as a mango seed could cause a blockage for the dog. An x-ray would clear up any doubt!
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Old April 26th, 2005, 10:59 PM
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It was the smaller type mango.
I'm pretty sure she swallowed it whole. She usually doen't chew her food.
Okay. I'm worried again. Gonna call the vet tomorrow.
Thanx for the input.
Please do call your vet..( to be sure).I have never heard of a "smaller mango". Being as how I no longer live in south Florida where mangos thrive I will buy them from any country. All are the same size, different taste though, not as sweet. A mango is my usual breakfast.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 11:22 AM
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Karin, the smaller mangos come from brazil or the philipines. They are usually all yellow and about 2/3 the size of an adults fist. Very sweet and soft, easy to tell when ripe. Ever since I had one of the alphonse mangoes, I don't eat any other kind anymore.

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Old April 27th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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There are many varieties of mango. However, the grade for export is large with a smaller seed.

A small, much-loved variety in my island is the Blackie. It's about the size of a peach and very sweet. The meat is very stringy.

Anyhow, I hope he is alright and the vet can confirm that he is.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 05:48 PM
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I'm surprised.....

I'm surprised that he could swallow a mango seed - they're huge! Please let us know how he is doing and what the vet says! Good Luck!
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Old April 27th, 2005, 08:12 PM
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The mango fruit will not hurt your dog. My mini Dachshund loved them. But I would be very concerned about a possible blockage caused by the seed so would call the vet. Also I agree with poster about mango on the skin - enzymes!
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Old April 28th, 2005, 05:25 PM
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So iI called the vet and he said to keep an eye her. As long as she poops normally and doesn't puke, she should be fine.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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Glad to hear it. I would really watch for any signs of vomit.
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