Can dogs eat Chanterelle mushrooms?

can dogs eat chanterelle mushroomsYes

Overview

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Yes, chanterelle mushrooms are safe for dogs to eat; they are edible wild mushrooms that have many health benefits. However, beware of poisonous mushrooms sharing similar looks, such as jack-o'-lantern, when foraging in the wild.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Chanterelle mushrooms are a great source of vitamins and minerals for dogs, including Vitamins A, E, C, thiamine, riboflavin, potassium, selenium, manganese, and phosphorous.
  • Chanterelle mushrooms are a rich source of vitamin D, which helps support dogs' bone health. It helps the body absorb calcium to strengthen the bones.
  • Chanterelle also has chitin and chitosan, which protect the cells from damage. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent chronic diseases in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Raw chanterelle mushrooms are difficult for dogs to digest because their stomachs don't have the enzymes to break down the fiber and sugars in chanterelles.
  • Chanterelle look-alikes such as the Jack O'Lantern mushroom are poisonous. Practice extreme caution when foraging for wild mushrooms.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Cut the bottom of the stems. Wash the chanterelles to remove dirt and other impurities.
  • Chanterelles can be roasted, steamed, boiled, or sauteed with no seasoning.
  • Give chanterelles mushrooms to your dog in moderation.

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