Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog food forum > Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 9th, 2007, 06:38 AM
Toutou Toutou is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mo
Posts: 1
Red face Are mangoes baaaadddd for dogs??

Hello everyone!

Yes: that will be my question of the day: are mangoes bad for dogs?
My Rottweiler loves apples (I know they are fine for dogs, like carrots), but I am curious to know if the following are also fine:
berries (strawberries are fine, but blueberries, blackberries?)

And no: I am not trying to turn him into a vegetarian! :-)

Thank you for your responses and help!!

Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 05:11 PM
BMDLuver's Avatar
BMDLuver BMDLuver is offline
Teddy's Canine Railroad
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oxford Mills, Ontario
Posts: 3,996
blueberries are in some dog foods, so yes, ok
Can't see why any of the fruits you listed wouldn't be ok.. dog might not like them and of course all are pitted.
"For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone somewhere responsible for its death".
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 06:47 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
Mangoes are okay but make sure you take the pit out so your dog doesn't swallow it since it's quite large and could cause problems. Also, apple pips are toxic if they are ingested although I think they have to be squished for them to release the toxin.
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 06:54 PM
mummummum's Avatar
mummummum mummummum is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The Hammer
Posts: 8,534
No pits, other than as far as I know that everything is fine. Warning though : they can be addictive. Too much sugar ~ even natural ssugar can be fattening and dogs don't need the same Vit c levels we do.

My Bridie LOVES watermelon and to me, when it's coooold, it's the perfect summer treat !
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 06:58 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
I just found this list from http://www.acreaturecomfort.com/toxic.htm .....

Known Food Toxins To Dogs
Fruits, Vegetables, Food

Apple, Almond, Apricot, Peach, Wild Cherries, Plum, Balsam Pear, Prunes and similar fruit: Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, (Stem, Seeds and Leaves) The seeds of most fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans.

Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart

Broccoli: reported to be pretty potent gastrointestinal irritant

Cherry: rapid breathing, shock, mouth inflammation, heart rate increase

Chocolate: seizures, coma, hyperactivity, rapid heart beat, tremors, death. Bakers chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated but is still very dangerous.
1 oz per lb of body weight for (2 oz per kg) of body weight for bakers chocolate
1 oz per 3 lbs of body weight (1 oz per 1.5 kg body weight) for semi-sweet chocolate
1 oz per 9lbs of body weight (1 oz per 4 kg) for bakers chocolate
Please keep in mind that these are only guidelines, and if you suspect your pet had ingested chocolate, please keep an eye out for ANY signs of poisoning! Every dog reacts differently to quantity.
Coffee/Tea: Drinks/Foods: containing caffeine or sugar may cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes

Cooked Bones: uncooked bones should be safe but if they are cooked you should refrain because they deteriorate and easily splinter. Can cause extensive damage to internal organs and passage ways, may times resulting in death.

Mushrooms: acute gastric effects, liver and kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, vomiting

Nutmeg: tremors, seizures and death

Tobacco: nausea, salivation, vomiting, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)

Onion: (cats are more sensitive), gastrointestinal upset, hemolytic anemia, heinz body anemia, hemogloinria, destroys red blood cells

Grapes, Raisins, Prunes: kidney failure, as little as a single serving of grapes or raisins can kill a dog. It takes anywhere from 9 oz to 2 lbs of grapes and raisins (between .041 and 1.1 oz/kg of body weight), to cause severe vomiting and diarrhea, and possible kidney failure

Salt: excessive intake can cause kidney problems

Raw Eggs- many people feed raw eggs to their dogs but keep in mind that they can contain salmonella. Dogs do have a higher immunity against salmonella poisoning but are not immune and have been reported to get it from uncooked eggs.
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2007, 07:00 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
Here's the ASPCA's list:

Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 10:28 PM
beaumont beaumont is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
When I was living in Africa my dogs used to eat very ripes mangoes. These fruits have a lot of fibers and dogs benefit from eating them. At least my dogs.

However dogs will not eat mangoes from north american supermarkets when the fruits are hard as rocks with no flavor whatsoever.
My bookmarks
My website
Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2007, 11:02 PM
glasslass's Avatar
glasslass glasslass is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Calif.
Posts: 4,684
I buy dried mangos for a snack. Den-Den and Corky both go wild over them. I just give them small bites.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel, theology professor (1907-1972)
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 PM.