Humans use mushrooms in a lot of different dishes, and have no issues eating them. Mushrooms add flavor and texture to many culinary masterpieces. You may be wondering if your canine friend can eat mushrooms.
Dogs can eat mushrooms if they are store bought, they are the safest for a dog to ingest. Wild mushrooms, found growing outside in nature should always be avoided because they can be poisonous. Someone who studies mushrooms for a living may be able to tell which wild mushrooms are safe, and which aren’t, but as a rule you should never let your dog eat any kind of wild mushroom.
Can Dogs Eat Raw Mushrooms?
Some dogs can eat raw mushrooms if their body can digest it properly and can even benefit from eating some mushrooms. The only kind of mushrooms that are considered safe for dogs are ones bought from a store. Some people say that any kind of mushrooms that are safe for humans to eat, are safe for dogs to eat.
Although some vets will tell you to ere on the side of caution and just forgo any kind of mushroom eating for your dog. If you decide to give your dog some store-bought mushrooms, or they decide to sneak some off the counter, make sure they don’t have any seasonings on them first. Some seasonings can be harmful to your dog.
Can Dogs Eat Cooked Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are rarely cooked without any kind of season or extra flavors, and some of the extras we use in our food prep can be very harmful for our dog. If you would like to give your dog a mushroom treat, do not cook mushrooms with any butter, onions, garlic, or any kinds of seasonings. If your dog does manage to get ahold of some mushrooms that were cooked with other seasonings, try not to panic.
Call your vet and ask if you should come in for evaluation, most likely there isn’t anything to be concerned about, but you should always take precautions.
Remember that eating an overabundance of any food can always cause harm to your dog’s digestive system and be wary of how much you’re giving your dog to eat. Again, wild mushrooms should never be given to your dog and if your dog happens to eat any wild mushrooms, take your pet to the clinic immediately.
Can Dogs Eat Wild Mushrooms?
With thousands of different types of mushrooms out there, how will you tell which ones are safe? Well, you don’t unless you’ve been studying mushrooms and can identify all the different types. All wild mushrooms should be avoided, and your dog should never eat them.
Some wild mushrooms are fatal if eaten, while others can cause digestive symptoms like vomiting, and diarrhea. Some types of toxic mushrooms for dogs include, Amanita Muscaria, Amanita Gemmata, Amanita Phalloides, Helvella Lacunosa, and Galerina Marginata.
Make sure you watch your canine closely to ensure they don’t eat any wild mushrooms, if they do happen to eat a wild mushroom you should take them to see the nearest vet.