Functional Mushroom Supplements for Dogs & Cats
Mushrooms have long been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, and in recent years, they have gained popularity as a natural supplement for pets. Among their many benefits, mushrooms for dogs and cats have been shown to help with allergies and balance immune function.
Mushrooms contain beta-glucans, a type of polysaccharide that is known to stimulate the immune system. Beta-glucans help to activate white blood cells, including macrophages and natural killer cells, which can help to identify and destroy harmful pathogens in the body. This means that pets who consume mushrooms may have a better ability to fight off infections and diseases.
In addition to their immune-balancing properties, mushrooms also promote healthy inflammatory response that can help to reduce discomfort in the body.
Some types of mushrooms are particularly beneficial for pets with allergies. For example, reishi mushrooms have been shown to have antihistamine properties, which can help to reduce the symptoms of allergies. Turkey tail mushrooms are also known to have digestive and antioxidant properties, which can help to support the immune system and reduce the risk of allergic reactions.
When choosing functional mushroom products for pets, it is important to choose a supplement that uses both fruit body and mycelium and is sourced in the US. Some mushroom supplements for dogs and cats may be sourced overseas and not properly tested for impurities. It is also important to introduce mushrooms slowly and in small amounts to avoid any digestive upset.
How should I introduce mushroom supplements to my pet’s diet?
We offer a variety of different mushroom supplements in the form of mushroom capsules, mushroom tinctures, and mushroom powders. All of these forms can be mixed into food or served with a light snack on a daily basis.
What types of mushrooms are commonly used in pet supplements?
Earth Buddy looked at the most scientifically researched mushrooms when selecting their 5 mushroom blend. In all of our products we use a organic mushroom and mycelium blend of Agarikon, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Turkey Tail mushrooms for dogs and cats.
How do mushroom supplements support my pet’s immune system?
Medicinal Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years across all cultures of the world. Mycotherapies are mainly researched for their immunomodulating benefits and how they have shown protective qualities for various organ functions. Mother nature, in her infinite wisdom, created receptors throughout our pets bodies and at the same time created molecules in botanicals, like mushrooms, that fit in those receptors and provide health benefits. Most notably, polysaccharides like beta-glucans found in medicinal mushrooms trigger immune responses in the body. Medicinal mushrooms are often used in conjunction with traditional therapies to aid in the treatment of many severe immune compromised animals and humans. Terpenoids are another class of compounds found in mushrooms that are associated with gene coding for proteins involved in the immune response. Lastly, each species when extracted and tested show a multitude and varying amount of botanical compounds along with protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. That is why we choose to use a blend of medicinal mushrooms for dogs and cats in different forms, in that, we can address many pet health issues associated with seasonal pet allergies and immune functions.
Are there any quality standards or certifications for mushroom supplements?
Earth Buddy has taken great lengths to source the highest quality mushrooms for dogs and cats. We source our mushrooms from a USDA Organic mushroom farm in Colorado, USA. All of our mushrooms are full-spectrum and triple-extracted containing botanical compounds to support a healthy immune system. Unlike many mushroom supplements for pets that are sourced overseas with no 3rd party lab tests, Earth Buddy tests all of our mushroom supplements for purity and potency.
Can pets take mushroom supplements and cannabinoid supplements simultaneously?
One of Earth Buddy’s most popular products is our Focus+Immune Mushroom & Hemp capsules. The reasoning behind this is both are botanical treasure troves that provide comprehensive benefits for dogs and cats of all ages, sizes. Like mushrooms for dogs and cats, there are receptors throughout the body that utilize hemp cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and terpenes promoting health benefits. When it comes to natural pet supplements, we strive for a synergistic effect by using this combination of mushroom blends and our solventless Kief form of CBD for dogs and cats. The synergistic effect we hear from pet parents is often reported to help with seasonal allergies, common senior dog and cat issues, and digestive support.
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