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Mushrooms for Dogs Cats - Safe Medicinal, and Poisonous

Mushrooms For Dogs, Cats – Safe Editable Medicinal and Unsafe, Poisonous

Mushrooms (fungi) that are unsafe (poisonous, or deadly), to us humans, are also unsafe for dogs and cats. Medicinal and editable mushrooms 1safe for human consumption, are generally 1safe and healthful for dogs and cats.

Mushrooms that are Unsafe, and Dangerous to Dogs and Cats

Poisonous Mushrooms - not safe for Dogs and Cats

 

 

 

 

Examples –

  • Amanita (i.e. death cap mushroom).
  • False Morels.
  • Jack of Lantern.
  • Little Brown Mushrooms (some or safe, some poisonous).

Nature Photo offers an extensive list- names, and photos, of mushrooms (fungi) to be avoided:

The above lists are extensive, but not complete – there are many more mushrooms that fall into the categories listed above.

Mushrooms that Are 1Safe For Dogs and Cats

Medicinal Mushrooms - Safe For Dogs, and Cats

 

 

 

 

 

Organic or wild-crafted medicinal mushrooms (i.e. turkey tail, shiitake, oyster mushrooms, etc.), and culinary mushrooms (i.e. button mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, etc.) offer a wide range of health benefits to 1dogs, and are also good for most 1cats. for a list of Dog and cat safe medicinal mushrooms go here.

You can choose one or two of the following options to add safe, editable and medicinal mushrooms as needed to your dog’s and cat’s daily diet:

On a daily basis my dogs have mushroom broth or tea, dried mushroom powder or mushrooms added to their veggie/fruit puree.

True story – my first dog knew which wild mushrooms where safe to forage and would self-harvest her own wild mushrooms. My current pack of dogs don’t self-forage wild mushrooms.
When in your own yard, or hiking along wooded trails – if you are not confident your dog knows the difference between editable and poisonous mushrooms – monitor your dog and do not allow him/her to taste-test mushrooms and fungi.

1‘Safe’ is used as a relative term, meaning safe for most dogs and cats. As with all ingested substances (foods, herbs, etc.) the individual:

  • May have a sensitivity (intolerance or allergic response) to an editable, medicinal mushroom.
  • May have a health issue that contradicts consumption of mushrooms.
  • May be on a drug that contradicts consumption of a mushrooms.

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Article and graphics by – Karen Rosenfeld, Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer, Holistic Dog Behaviorist, Holistic Dog and Cat Wellness Specialist

About Karen

Dogs are my life, my work, my passion… I am a Dog Whisperer, Dog Behaviorist and Holistic Canine Wellness Adviser with a wealth of real-time, real-life experience living and working with dogs. For two and a half decades I have worked with and shared my life with dogs. My own dog pack is comprised of eleven dogs, various breeds and ages. I provide a full range of services including Obedience Training for puppies and dogs; canine Behavior Modification; canine Psychological Rehabilitation, specializing in assisting dogs that are experiencing extreme states of insecurity, anxiety and aggressive-reactive behavior; Diet, Nutrition and Wellness Advice and Plans for canines and felines…natural wisdom for you and your companion animal.

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