We love to eat mushrooms because it has various health benefits, but what about dogs? Can dogs eat mushrooms? Just as with human consumption, not all mushrooms are good to eat. Some types of mushrooms are safe, and others are toxic or poisonous and can make your dog sick. So, as a dog owner, you need to know things about the mushroom before serving it to your dog. You should feed your dog some types of mushrooms are cultivated for human consumption and never let him eat a wild mushroom.
Feeding your dog mushrooms
When it comes to mushrooms, how does a dog owner know which ones are poisonous versus which ones are safe? For safety’s sake, the best way is never to let your dog eat any mushrooms found in the wild, including any that may be found in your yard or local park.
The only kind of mushroom that is safe and acceptable to offer to your dog is available at grocery stores or health stores. You can add these mushrooms either as extra ingredients into your dog’s meal or make them into the main meal. However, remember to cook the mushrooms well before giving them to your dog.
Mushroom poisoning in dogs and symptoms
If your dog eats a mushroom growing in the wild, it can cause serious consequences such as liver and kidney failure, vomiting, tremors, disorientation, seizures, and even death. Here is a list of the more common symptoms to help you keep an eye on him.
- Abdominal pain
- Liver disease
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Tremors or seizures
The toxic effects of mushrooms can also depend on your dog’s condition or on a combination of ingested substances.
How to prevent dogs from eating wild mushrooms
Clean your yard and remove any and all mushrooms. Always supervise your dog when he’s outside. Don’t leave your dog unattended in your yard or parks where mushrooms may grow. The best way is to keep your dog on his leash.
What should you do if you canine ingests a wild mushroom?
If you suspect your dog has eaten a wild mushroom, get them to your vet as soon as possible. Waiting for the symptoms can be too late with some types of mushrooms. Let’s bring a sample of the mushroom your dog has eaten to your veterinarian, which will help him determine the best treatment. This will be less expensive and less damaging to your dog.