Mycotherapy for animals – The healing power of mushrooms

Mycotherapy for animals – The healing power of mushrooms

We love our pets whether dog, cat or mouse.  We want our animals to grow old as healthy as possible. But how can this be achieved, with a constant increase in diseases? Mycotherapy has amazing successes to show here.

Mykotherapie für Tiere- funghi Mallorca

Mykotherapie für Tiere

When we think of mushrooms, a beautiful old forest with moss-covered trees usually comes to mind. Here you can find one or the other delicacy, whether porcini or chanterelle, both end up in the basket. But mushrooms are not only tasty, the shiitake, maitake and oyster mushroom are delicious medicine mushrooms from nature. This is nevertheless only a small part from the large world of the food mushrooms and welfare mushrooms. Penicillin, for example, is obtained from a mold. The Tibetan caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps) uses caterpillars as hosts and is also considered the most powerful medicinal mushroom.

Mycotherapy for pets

Mykotherpie für HundeThe most important thing for humans and animals is prevention. So do not get sick in the first place is the motto. This means that our dear pet should first be kept according to its needs and the appropriate diet and social life play a major role. A very important point is the nutrition. Not for nothing there is the saying “You are what you eat” in all languages.
Some medicinal mushrooms support the human as well as the animal organism very well. Thus, mycotherapy can be easily incorporated into the normal course of life as a preventive measure. Reishi, for example, also called the “mushroom of immortality”, already indicates its healing effect with its name. Even small amounts achieve great success. In these hectic and fast-paced times, not only we bipeds have people diseases such as burnout or allergies, even our dearest fur noses suffer from environmental pollution, genetic engineering and drug intolerances.
Even small amounts can achieve great effect in mycotherapy. Many substances play a role such as their high concentration of glycoproteins, beta-1,6-glucan, eritadenins, polysaccharides and secondary bioactives.

How are vital and medicinal mushrooms used in mycotherapy?

Most often they are enriched or added to the feed. The medicinal mushroom powder can be easily added to the usual feed. Many animals like to eat the mushrooms. The other possibility is to cook a decoction and add it to the drinking water. Great benefits to enhance the effect of medicinal mushrooms, brings the addition of vitamin C.

Quality of vital mushrooms and mycoteraphy

In mycotherapy for animals, attention must be paid to the origin of the mushrooms. Already up to 500 different pesticides, as well as heavy metals and microbiological abnormalities were found in samples from the Far East. Of course, we do not want to use such contaminated mushrooms for us or our four-legged friends.

In any case you should consult a specialist.

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Weight Species Mushroom powder extract
Bis 10 kg Dog  Max. 1 g max. 250-300 mg
10-20 kg Dog 2 g 500-600 mg
20-40 kg Hund 3 g 1000-1200 mg
bis 5 kg Cat 1 g 250-300 mg
5-10 kg Cat 2 g 500-600 mg
bis 300 kg Pony 3 g 1000-1200 mg
ab 500 kg Horse 4 g 1200-1800 mg
Rodents 500 mg 125-250 mg
Birds 250 mg 125 mg

What else is important in mycoterapy?

The shiitake should not be used in case of existing cardiac and/or renal insufficiency due to its high potassium content.

The Judas ear should not be used if the animal is to become pregnant or already is.

Mycotherapy for Animals – The Healing Power of Mushrooms

Mycotherapy for Animals – The Healing Power of Mushrooms

We love our pets whether dog, cat or mouse.  We want our animals to grow old as healthily as possible. But how can this be achieved with a constant increase in diseases? Mycotherapy has shown amazing success here.

Mykotherapie für Tiere- funghi Mallorca

Mykotherapie für Tiere

When we think of mushrooms, a beautiful old forest with moss-covered trees usually comes to mind. Here you can find one or the other delicacy, whether porcini or chanterelle, both end up in the basket. But mushrooms are not only tasty, the shiitake, maitake and oyster mushroom are delicious medicinal mushrooms from nature. However, this is only a small part of the large world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. Penicillin, for example, is obtained from a mould. The Tibetan caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps) uses caterpillars as hosts and is also considered the most powerful medicinal mushroom.

 

Mycotherapy for pets

Mykotherpie für HundeThe most important thing for humans and animals is prevention. The motto is not to get sick in the first place. This means that our dear pet should first be kept according to its needs and the appropriate diet and social life play a major role. A very important point is the nutrition. It is not for nothing that there is the saying “You are what you eat” in all languages.
Some medicinal mushrooms support the human as well as the animal organism very well. Mycotherapy can therefore be easily incorporated into the normal course of life as a preventive measure. Reishi, for example, also called the “mushroom of immortality”, already indicates its healing effect with its name. Even small amounts achieve great results. In these hectic and fast-moving times, it is not only us two-legged people who suffer from burnout or allergies, but also our favourite furry friends who suffer from environmental pollution, genetic engineering and drug intolerance.
Even small amounts can have a great effect in mycotherapy. Many substances play a role, such as their high concentration of glycoproteins, beta-1,6-glucan, eritadenins, polysaccharides and secondary bioactive substances.

 

 

How are vital and medicinal mushrooms used in mycotherapy?

They are usually enriched or added to the feed. The medicinal mushroom powder can simply be added to the usual food. Many animals like to eat the mushrooms. The other possibility is to cook a decoction and add it to the drinking water. The addition of vitamin C has great advantages in enhancing the effect of the medicinal mushrooms.

 

Quality of vital mushrooms and mycoteraphy

In mycotherapy for animals, attention must be paid to the origin of the mushrooms. Up to 500 different pesticides, heavy metals and microbiological abnormalities have been found in samples from the Far East. Of course, we do not want to use such contaminated mushrooms for ourselves or our four-legged friends.

Sie Sollten auf alle Fälle einen Fachman befragen.

 

Gewicht Tierart Pilzpulver Extrakt
Bis 10 kg Doc  Max. 1 g max. 250-300 mg
10-20 kg   2 g 500-600 mg
20-40 kg doc 3 g 1000-1200 mg
bis 5 kg Cat 1 g 250-300 mg
5-10 kg Cat  2 g 500-600 mg
bis 300 kg Pony 3 g 1000-1200 mg
ab 500 kg Horse 4 g 1200-1800 mg
  Nager 500 mg 125-250 mg
  Birds 250 mg 125 mg

 

 

 

What else is important in mycotherapy?

Shiitake should not be used if the animal has heart and/or kidney failure due to its high potassium content.

Judas ear should not be used if the animal is to become pregnant or already is.

Mycotherapy – medicinal and vital mushrooms for dogs with skin problems

When man’s “best friend” has skin problems, it doesn’t always have to be risky medications – vital and medicinal mushrooms have long been used in mycotherapy for our animals

A brief introduction to the topic of medicinal and vital mushrooms

Mycotherapy for dogs

The fruits of the forest have been used for thousands of years in the prevention and acute treatment of diseases (mycotherapy). The most famous culture that uses medicinal mushrooms to this day are probably the Chinese. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), vital and medicinal mushrooms are an integral part of mycotherapy. But also the prehistoric man Ötzi had a mushroom amulet with him on his long journey. The porling amulet was probably used for all kinds of travel ailments.
But there are also some animals that use mushrooms as medicine. Bees, for example, like to eat certain medicinal mushrooms to strengthen their immune system against the dreaded Varroa mite.

Skin problems with dogs

Man’s best friend, always a faithful companion through good times and bad. But what if our friend is not well?
Many dogs today are plagued by allergies and skin problems. This can have different reasons. Allergies exist, as in humans, to just about anything, grass, pollen, food, additives or even sun. Other factors, such as breed and health status are important factors for a healthy dog life. Also, it should not be forgotten that there are a lot of parasites targeting your dog.
The important thing is that the dog is healthy and vital. Because in a strong, healthy body bacteria, viruses or parasites have it much more difficult than in a very old, weak body.

Use of medicinal mushrooms in dogs.

So the first thing to do is to protect the dog before it becomes seriously ill. Of course, this is done first by a few simple rules. First of all, the breed appropriate exercise and brain jogging and secondly, the more important point, the diet. There is in all languages the saying, ” You are what you eat”. So it is with our dog. So we can do a lot of good for our pelt nose with the right nutrition. Vital mushrooms can make an important part. Often it already helps the dog when the itching subsides. Mycotherapy achieves amazing results in this regard.
Of course, medicinal mushrooms also help when the disease has already broken out. Especially for diseases caused by mites, fleas or allergies to environmental influences, mycotherapy is a real miracle weapon. The mushrooms work through their high concentration of glycoproteins, polysaccharides and secondary bioactives. But also through some minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, trace elements such as iron and silicon, as well as several vitamins of the B and D group.

Which mushrooms are suitable for mycotherapy

Hericium erinaceus (spiny beard): the beautiful looking mushroom plays a great role if your dog has a food allergy. The vital mushroom supports the natural intestinal flora, which leads to better food tolerance.

Cordyceps sinensis (Chinese caterpillar fungus): Cordyceps offers the possibility of regulating the function of the hormonal system when taken long-term. This mushroom is probably one of the most powerful medicinal mushrooms currently known.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum): Also called the mushroom of immortality. This already indicates the strong effect of the vital mushroom. The Reishi is used for many different ailments.

Auricularia polytricha (Judas ear): The mushroom is very good for blood circulation and thus strengthens the skin. However, care should be taken not to feed the mushroom to a pregnant bitch as it can cause miscarriage.

Polyporus umbellatus (oak hare): This fungus has a very strong antibiotic effect, which makes it an optimal fungus for preventive care.

For several years now, there have been experts who will be happy to advise and inform you on the subject of mycotherapy for dogs.

The alternative veterinary medicine (Mykotherapie) offers with the employment of welfare and vital mushrooms an effective and nevertheless side effect-free support for the healing of wounds, with the relief of itching or the fight against cancer.

Whether a single remedy or a combination of several medicinal and vital mushrooms – the mushroom powder or mushroom extracts can be given to the dog with the food.

Externe Links

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