Shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms are not just for humans. Not only do they taste delicious, but they can also help your dog stay healthy and happy!

What are shiitake mushrooms?

Shiitake is a species of mushroom that grows on oak trees. They have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to help improve digestion and reduce inflammation.

Benefits of shiitake for dogs

  1. Shiitake mushrooms are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent the oxidation of cells that can lead to cancer, heart disease, and other degenerative diseases.
  2. Shiitake mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which are polysaccharides that stimulate immune system function and have anti-inflammatory properties. This makes them great at fighting off colds and other illnesses that cause inflammation in the body.
  3. The same properties that help boost immunity also make shiitakes great for fighting off allergies (like atopic dermatitis). They can even be used as a treatment for food allergies!

Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.