Can Dogs Eat Chaga Mushroom?

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Chaga mushrooms are a type of fungi that grows on the bark of trees. They’re often used in traditional medicine, and are thought to have a range of health benefits. Some people believe that they can also help boost the immune system, but can dogs eat chaga mushroom?

Can Dogs Eat Chaga Mushroom?

Yes, dogs can eat chaga mushroom, and it’s great for them. It’s a powerful adaptogen that will help improve your dogs immune system, lower inflammation, and improve overall health and wellbeing.

You can find our favorite capsules, powders, and tincture’s on the following pages of our website and learn more about each individually:

Best Chaga Mushroom Supplement

Best Chaga Mushroom Powder

Real Mushrooms has quite a few different mushroom products for pets so you can give them all a try and see which benefits your dog the best.n

Chago, also known as Inonotus obliquus, is a polypore fungus that has grown in popularity significantly. For years, its inner core has been utilized in traditional medicine. It is ground into a powder and used as a tea to improve immunity and general health.

Chaga can be found in colder regions and is slow-growing. It must be at least three to five years old before it has enough medicinal value. Chaga begins to die when the host tree dies. We must protect and harvest it carefully since Chaga can’t be cultivated like other mushrooms.

Chaga contains 215 phytochemicals, 29 polysaccharide derivatives, betulin and betulinic acid (also known as trierpenes), phytosterols, beta-D-glucans, polyphenols, superoxide dismutase, and micronutrients. Chaga extract has been found in several research studies to have an immunomodulatory effect, by lowering inflammation, fighting germs and viruses, and even slowing the growth of some cancers. Chaga has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties that may help with allergies and arthritis.

Chaga may be brewed as a tea, and it is also available in supplement form. Chaga extract may be sprinkled on food at a rate of 1/8 teaspoon per 22 pounds (10 kg) of body weight.

In general, they appear to be fine in moderation for dogs. However, it’s always a good idea to check with your veterinarian before feeding any new food to your dog just to be safe.

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Updated 10/24/2022

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Bruce Wilson

I've studied Mycology and Forest Pathology and love creating content to help other learn more about my passion. Follow along as I continue to explore the amazing world of functional fungi!

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