Can dogs eat Enoki mushrooms?

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Overview

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Dogs can eat enoki mushrooms. Enoki mushrooms, also known as Enokitake or Golden needle mushrooms, offer plenty of nutrients to dogs. They are known to help enhance immunity, promote a healthy heart and brain in dogs. In addition, they may contain cancer-fighting properties.

Benefits

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  • Enoki mushrooms are nutritious for dogs; they are abundant in thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6.
  • Enoki mushrooms are also rich in minerals, including selenium, phosphorus, copper, and potassium. In addition, they contain anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

Risks

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  • Cultivated enoki mushrooms are generally safe for dogs.
  • Some dogs might find raw enoki mushrooms are difficult to digest, they might experience diarrhea after eating enoki mushrooms.
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Servings

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  • Cut the woody “stem” parts off to help your dog digest these mushrooms easier.
  • To remove impurities, fresh enoki mushrooms must be rinsed and soaked. Then, drain and chop into smaller pieces before cooking.
  • To prepare dried enoki mushrooms, soak them for 30 minutes to one hour. Rinse the mushrooms under running water and drain. Chop them into small pieces.
  • Serve in moderation as an occasional treat to your dog.

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