Mushrooms have been used for centuries for their medicinal and natural healing properties. Today, organic medicinal mushrooms are still widely administered in the form of natural supplements, and not just for humans. Mushrooms can also provide a variety of health benefits to our furry friends as well, providing a safe and natural option for incorporating anti-inflammatory, immune-supporting bioactive compounds into your pet’s daily diet.
What are medicinal mushrooms?
Medicinal mushrooms are naturally-growing fungi that contain a number of wellness-boosting properties, including antioxidants, fiber, and protein. When taken as a supplement, either in powder or capsule form, these nutritional powerhouses can be effective in supporting general health and wellness of both people as well as pets.
Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms for Pets
When recommended by a qualified professional, medicinal mushrooms present a variety of benefits for your four-legged family member, including but not limited to:
- Improved immune health and energy levels
- Itch relief
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Improved digestive health
- Physical and emotional stress relief
- Healthy blood sugar levels and insulin resistance
- Anxiety relief
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved vitality, endurance, and oxygen circulation
- Improved cognitive and neurological health
- Stronger bones
Medicinal Mushroom Safety
It’s critical to point out that while most mushrooms do contain natural ingredients that are healthy for your pet, not all of them do. Furthermore, not all medicinal mushrooms are edible in their natural state. The safest way for your pet to reap the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms is to work with your vet and follow their advice. At Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services, we’d be happy to recommend which products would be best suited to address your pet’s unique needs, and also offer guidance on dosage amounts and frequency.
Curious about whether your pet could benefit from organic mushroom products? Give our experts a call today. We’re here to help!