Avia with her mango.

Avia with her mango. She’ll enjoy a couple a day while in season, mixing it up with an aguacate (avocado) every so often.

This is Avia, my youngest Siberian Husky, my mango loving dog. She just loves mangoes, waits for them to fall from the tree, to ripen and then goes to town on them.

She also does the same with aguacates (avocados). It is curious to see her under the avocado tree, looking up and then scouring the ground for some ripe fruit.

Sometimes she will be generous and bring one into the house. But, not with the mango.

I live in a small piece of land in Santa Ana, minutes from San Jose, that is full of fruit trees: mango, aguacate, mammones, mandarina and jocotes.

Of the five dogs that allow me to share their space, only Avia is the queen of all fruits. The others don’t care for the fruits, I see them from time-to-time pick one up, mostly to I think curiosity to taste what the squirrels allow to fall to the ground. Save for Macho, a dog I rescued many years ago, he will savour a mango or two, but, nothing like Avia.

Can Dogs Eat Mangoes?

When allowing your dog to eat fruits, there are certain concerns. In the case of Mangoes, don’t let your dog eat the seeds. Mango, just as like the seeds of most other fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous for dogs. Also, you shouldn’t allow your dog to eat too many Mangoes at once, as it could cause diarrhea. A few mangoes a day is beneficial for your dog as they are an excellent source of vitamin A, B-6, C and E, potassium, and flavonoids like beta-carotene and alpha-carotene.

Other fruits OK for dogs: bananas, apples, oranges, pears, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, and coconut.


For reasons that remain almost completely obscured to science, dogs experience violent adverse effects when they eat either grapes or their shriveled cousins, raisins. Purple or green, seeded or seedless, it doesn’t seem to matter. Within mere hours of ingesting grapes or raisins, dogs have been observed to begin having fits of vomiting and excessive urination. Within just a few days, dogs have experienced kidney failure, lapsed into comas, and died from eating grapes.

The flesh of a peach is delicious, no one questions that. However, the pit of a peach contains cyanide, which is deadly to pretty much everyone. Cynaide may seep out from the pit into the tender peach meat that is closest to the center. The same can be said of plums and other fruits with a solid, centralized core or seed at the centre.

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She leaves the seeds be. Maybe instictive, have never seen her eat the seeds. Same for the aguacate.