Optimal Wellness: Preventing Disease: Beta Glucan, Mushrooms & Dogs

Mushrooms that are healthy for dogs

  • Reishi (Ganaderma lucidum)
  • Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
  • Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)
  • Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
  • Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphurous)
  • Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
  • Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)
  • Porcini (Boletus edulis)

Mushrooms to avoid

  • Helvella Lacunosa (“Elf’s Saddle”)
  • Amanita Gemmata (“Jeweled Death Cap”)
  • Galerina Marginata (“Autumn Galerina”)
  • Amanita Phalloides (“Death Cap”)

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