Dosage recommendation for animals
Dosage recommendation, initial reactions, interactions and contraindications when using vital mushrooms in animals.
Dosage recommendation for animals
Every animal is unique and reacts a little differently. Therefore, the dosage of medicinal mushrooms must be individually adapted to the respective animal and its illness. It depends on the type and severity of the disease, the size of the animal and the number of mushrooms combined.
The correct dosage recommendation is an individual recommendation for “your” animal. You can obtain this from your therapist or free of charge from our MykoTroph Institute on: +49 40 334686-370
Medicinal mushrooms are often filled in capsules for better dosage. For administration, the capsule can be opened and the powder contained in it can be given together with the food.
If your animal is a poor eater and you want to be sure that the entire dose is taken, you can also fill the mushroom powder with a little water into a disposable syringe (without needle!) and give it directly into the mouth. Dogs also like to be given cheese, sausage or a banana. Cats prefer fish oil, liver sausage or butter. For rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and birds, sprinkle the mushroom powder over the food. For fish, the powder can be sprinkled into the aquarium water. Horses, donkeys, cattle, sheep and goats like to take the mushrooms with oats or an apple.
Medicinal mushrooms should be taken over a longer period of time. Long-term therapy is recommended for severe or chronic diseases.
All medicinal mushrooms have a detoxifying effect. If an animal is heavily burdened, the following reactions may occur:
- slight disturbances in the stomach and intestinal area
- Skin rashes
- Dog: reddened ears, ear shaking, ear discharge
- Horse: coughing
These reactions are limited to the initial intake and disappear within the first few weeks. If they occur, the dose should initially be reduced to the previous, well-tolerated dosage. After the initial reactions have subsided, the dosage can be increased again gradually up to the final dosage. In the case of severe initial reactions, the administration of medicinal mushrooms can be suspended for one or two days and then continued with a reduced dosage.
When medicinal mushrooms are consumed at the same time as conventional medicines, special dosage and intake instructions must be observed.
Please contact your animal therapist or our MykoTroph Institute for further information.
In principle, all medicinal mushrooms should only be used in pregnant or lactating animals if there is an appropriate indication due to their detoxifying effect. Medicinal mushrooms can be administered to suckling puppies, kittens and foals from the time of solid food intake.
Auricularia must not be used in breeding animals before planned mating. It is also contraindicated in pregnant animals. Its ingestion can prevent implantation of the fertilised egg and lead to premature birth or abortion. Furthermore, Auricularia – just like Chaga – should not be given together with blood-thinning agents.
Cordyceps falls under the doping law for sport horses. CAVE: Do not use in animals with hormone-dependent tumours of the reproductive organs!
Poria cocos must not be used in pregnant animals, as its ingestion can lead to premature birth or abortion.
Please seek advice from an animal therapist before use!
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