Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango?

can French bulldogs eat mango

Have you ever wondered ‘Can French bulldogs eat mango?’

Our friend’s Beagle Tango loved to eat mango! (Haha that rhymed!).

Unfortunately, he would get diarrhea from eating mango because he had a sensitive stomach.

Thankfully, our Frenchie Roxy can digest mangoes well, so come summer, I plan to make him delicious mango treats.

Read on to find out ‘Can French bulldogs eat mango?’ how much mango is safe to feed a Frenchie, can Frenchies eat mango pits and peels, and other related questions.

Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango?

can French bulldogs eat mango

Yes, the short answer is that Frenchies can safely eat mango.

However, you should never feed them mango pits as they could choke on the pit or even suffer intestinal blockage.

Mango makes a great treat or a snack for French bulldogs. You can feed this fruit to your pet in numerous ways – I have discussed some easy recipes later in this guide.

Personally, I love everything with mangoes in it: fruit salads, mango milkshakes, mango ice cream – you get the drift.

So, if you have a delicious mango at home and your Frenchie is making those cute begging eyes for it – then go ahead, give it some! Just make sure you remove the pit.

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Health Benefits of Mango for French Bulldogs

can French bulldogs eat mango

Mangifera Indica or mango has several health benefits for humans and canines.

As always, please remember that your Frenchie need not eat vegetables and fruit since it gets most of its nutrition from its high-quality dog food.

Having said that, you can easily feed certain fruits and veggies to your pet provided they are safe and allowed for dogs. Mango definitely belongs to the ‘allowed’ category of fruits for dogs.

Here are some health benefits of mango for French Bulldogs

1. Low in calorie but higher in nutrition

Mango is low in calorie but boasts of several vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamin C which can enhance your buddy’s immunity. Moreover, it contains antioxidant vitamins which can resist cellular damage and fight infections.

2. Could fight cancer

The polyphenols in mango can fight certain cancers thanks to their antioxidant-rich property. There are nearly 12 different polyphenols in this tropical fruit – mainly mangiferin- a powerful antioxidant.

3. Boost your Frenchie’s immune system

Mango’s nutrient profile also includes folate, vitamin B6 and B5, as well as vitamin C, A, and K which strengthen your French bulldog’s immune system to help it ward off infections.

4. Can improve heart health

Minerals like potassium and magnesium in mango work with polyphenols like mangiferin to strengthen your Frenchie’s heart.

5. Prevent constipation and improve digestive health

French bulldogs that suffer from constipation can benefit from mango’s water and fiber content. Moreover, mango also contains compounds that could benefit your Frenchie’s overall digestive health.

Here is a table showing nutrients in mango (1 cup or 165 grams)

Proteins1.4 g
Carbs24.7 g
Vitamin C67% of human daily value
Vitamin A10% of human daily intake
Vitamin E8%
Vitamin B56.5%
Vitamin K6%

Is Mango Safe for French Bulldogs?

can French bulldogs eat mango

Yes, mango is 100% safe to feed a French bulldog and it is also healthy as it can provide fiber, vitamin C, and other phytonutrients that are good for your pet.

However, as with anything, moderation is key.

The query can French bulldogs eat mango could also bring different answers. That is because, some pets that have overeaten mangos are known to have vomited or even suffered diarrhea and loose/watery stools.

Naturally, if these signs do occur, you must cut back on feeding this tropical fruit to your fur buddy. As with any new food, check with your vet if it is okay to feed it to your pet.

Also, many experts believe that you should never feed any human foods to dogs.

However, there are others that believe certain human food, in moderation, are okay to feed to pooches and could even benefit them.

Furthermore, as stated earlier, some parts of mango are not safe to feed a Frenchie. I will discuss this in subsequent sections.

In the meantime, do check out my guide on 30 Human Foods that Are Toxic for Dogs.

Also read: Can French Bulldogs Eat Peanut Butter

Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango Peels/Skin?

can French bulldogs eat mango

Some people love eating mango skin or peels.

However, I would not recommend feeding them to dogs since they have a leathery texture. Many dogs do not chew their food properly and that can put them at a risk of choking over these rubbery peels.

Moreover, peels of the mango fruit are very difficult to digest.

Some people and dogs have also known to have an allergic reaction to mango skin due to the urushiol compound found on the skin of the fruit.

Urushiol is an oily resin found in certain fruits, leaves, plants and flowers. It is the same sticky substance found in poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac.

The moment this substance touches human skin, it can cause severe swelling, blisters, itching and rashes. The same could happen to dogs that accidentally lick urushiol on the mango’s skin.

Accidentally consuming this sticky residue can cause vomiting, stomach ache, and other debilitating symptoms.

That is why, it is best to refrain from feeding mango peels to pets. Also, you must thoroughly wash the mango to remove the urushiol resin which is generally present at the top of the fruit where the stem is present.

After washing, please discard the top portion as well as the peel and only feed the inner sweet and fleshy part to your Frenchie.

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Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango Pits/Seeds?

can French bulldogs eat mango

No! Never!

Please avoid feeding the mango pit to your pet. Immediately discard the pit and make sure that it is out of your pet’s reach. Mango pit is hard and could cause choking.

It could get dislodged in your pet’s throat, or worse, could cause intestinal blockage in your pet. So, please do not feed mango pits to your French bulldog.

If you suspect that your French bulldog has accidentally swallowed mango pit, then take it to the vet right away.

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 Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango Leaves?

can French bulldogs eat mango

Mango leaves have certain medicinal benefits for humans but for dogs, it doesn’t do much.

Also, mango leaves do not really have a taste that Frenchies will love. They are quite bitter.

Therefore, it is best to remove mango leaves, stems, peels, and pits before feeding the fruit to your pet.

Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango Ice Cream?

can French bulldogs eat mango ice cream

Mango ice cream is okay to feed your Frenchie – in moderation.

Remember: commercial mango ice cream contains a lot of sugar. Sugar, in excess, can cause a spike in your pet’s blood sugar levels.

Moreover, it contains milk or cream and many Frenchies are lactose intolerant. This means that they cannot digest milk properly and could even suffer from gas, bloating, or indigestion due to it.

Dogs with diabetes or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) must also avoid mango ice cream as this food can aggravate their symptoms.

If you want, you can feed some homemade mango ice cream made using mango pulp, almond milk, and honey. Freeze the mixture in ice trays and feed your pet.

Also Read: Can French Bulldogs Eat Carrots

Can French Bulldogs Eat Dried Mango?

Dried mango is nothing but dehydrated mango pieces. You could feed them to your pet but the store-bought ones tend to have a lot of sugar on them.

Even if you make dried mango at home, it can be a bit stiff and chewy.

A young pet could choke on it, so it is best to only feed fresh mango to your Frenchie.

What Are The Side Effects of Feeding Mango to French Bulldogs?

Most French bulldogs are able to digest mangoes quite well.

This is only if you practice moderation. In excess, the fruit could cause adverse effects such as:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Reduced appetite.

These signs may show up in your Frenchie within 24-48 hours after eating mango. If the symptoms do not improve over the next few days, then please see your vet.

Also, mangoes are calorific and they contain sugar, so, in excess, it could cause weight gain in your Frenchie. As always, remember that treats and snacks should not exceed 10% of your Frenchie’s total daily recommended calorie-intake.

How Much Mango Can French Bulldogs Eat?

can French bulldogs eat mango

Vets recommend that treats and snacks should not exceed 10% of the total calorie intake of a dog’s diet.

French bulldogs weigh about 25 lb. and their total calorie intake per day should be about 600 calories. This means that treats or snacks should not exceed 60 calories per day.

Mangoes contain nearly 99 calories per cup. That is why you must feed only 1/4th cup of mango to your Frenchie. Reduce this quantity even more if you feed other treats like dentastix to your pet.

Exceeding this amount can cause weight gain and also a spike in their blood sugar levels. So, practice moderation and feed mango only once or twice a week.

How to Feed Mango to your French Bulldog?

Now that you know mangos are safe in moderation for your French Bulldog, here are some methods of feeding them.

Prepare the mango

First, prepare the mango by washing it thoroughly in warm water.

Discard the peel and the pit before processing it further.

Chop it in chunks

My Frenchie eats mango chunks happily, right out of my hand.

I simply remove the pulp and chop it in chunks. Sometimes, I mix the chunks with some pineapple, banana, and apple chunks to make a hearty fruit bowl for my pet’s breakfast.

Puree and make frozen treats

You can freeze mango puree with some unsweetened, plain yogurt and feed these sweet frozen treats to your pet on a hot afternoon.

Mango sherbet/sorbet

Blend together juice of an orange, ½ a cup of mango pulp, and a few tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk. Freeze the mixture overnight. Feed it to your French bulldog as a sweet frozen treat.

What are Some Alternative Fruits Safe for Frenchies?

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In addition to mangos (or as an alternative to them), your pet can eat the following fruits safely:

FAQs on Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango

can French bulldogs eat mango

1. Can my French bulldog puppy eat mango? At what age can my puppy eat a mango?

Yes, mangos are a safe treat for a Frenchi puppy aged 12 weeks and above. You can feed about 1 tablespoon of mango pieces or mango pulp once or twice a week. Remember: mangos are high in sugar and also quite calorific.

2. Can a Frenchie puppy eat dried mango?

Yes, dried mango is safe for Frenchie pups to eat as long as they are not the commercial candied ones. Dried mango itself contain natural sugar which can provide your young pet with the energy it needs.

Please monitor your puppy when it eats dried mango as it can be quite chewy and rubbery and could cause choking in small pets.

3. What to do if my dog eats mango pit?

If your pet has eaten a sizeable mango seed, make it vomit it out. You can use some hydrogen peroxide or activated charcoal to induce vomiting. Your pet can also eat some grass to vomit the pit out.

If this does not work, take your pet to the vet. In severe cases, it might need radiography if the pit has caused intestinal blockage.

4. Is raw mango good for my French bulldog?

Raw or unripe mango is not good for Frenchies since it is very tart and sour. Moreover, most Frenchies won’t like the taste of raw or green mangos.

Conclusion – Can French Bulldogs Eat Mango

Yes, French bulldogs can eat mango and the exotic fruit makes a sweet, delicious, and healthy treat for your pet.

Mango also provides many antioxidants and dietary fiber to your dog.

As with everything, please practice moderation when feeding mango to a Frenchie. When in doubt, ask your vet about the right quantity of mango to feed your Frenchie.

Never feed mango pits and peels as they could cause intestinal blockage or urushiol allergy in your pet.

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