Can dogs eat Mushrooms?

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Overview

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The answer depends on the types of mushrooms. Most store-bought mushrooms are safe for dogs and considered a super food for dogs. However, many wild mushroom varieties are poisonous to dogs. Thus, it is recommended to avoid giving wild mushrooms to dogs to avert the dangers of toxicity.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Mushrooms contain an abundant amount of amino acids, enzymes, and essential minerals like zinc, iron, and calcium.
  • Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties and tumor-fighting abilities. In addition, they are an excellent immune booster for dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Mushrooms that grow in the wild are not always safe for dogs. Some wild mushrooms are toxic and may cause neurological issues.
  • Even the least dangerous wild mushrooms can potentially cause stomach upset in dogs.
  • The Amanita species is the most toxic to dogs, and common symptoms include vomiting, tremors or seizures, and kidney failure.
  • Unless you know what you are doing, It's best to keep your dog away from mushrooms that grow in the wild to avoid mushroom poisoning.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • It is recommended to serve store-bought mushrooms to dogs as they are safer.
  • Mushrooms must be cooked without added seasoning.

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