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AUTUMN - Most dangerous time of year?...

Updated: Sep 25, 2021

As the sun becomes less prominent in the sky and rain clouds become a more permanent feature, bright and colourful mushrooms start appearing all around the garden, wooded walks and well, pretty much everywhere!

Killer Mushrooms?

Mushrooms and dogs, do NOT mix. In general if you see a mushroom out walking please ensure your dog doesn't touch or eat it!

Eating mushrooms that you are unsure of can lead to gastrointestinal upsets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. This can lead to dehydration, constipation and abdominal pain.

So are all mushrooms deadly?

No, would be the short answer:

  • Portobello

  • Button

  • Porcini

  • Shiitake

  • King Oyster

  • Turkey tail

  • Lions Mane

Are types of mushrooms that have been deemed safe for your dogs to eat within a reasonable moderation. In fact, take Lions Mane as one example, it can help slow cognitive decline in older dogs, enhance brain function and reduce nerve injury and degeneration

So do dogs actually enjoy mushrooms?...

Dogs don't tend to enjoy the texture or taste of mushrooms, so if it something you are keen on giving your dog I would recommend getting it in a dried or powdered version to sprinkle on top of their food

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