Shiitake mushrooms are a symbol of longevity in Asia and considered one of the top five medicinal mushrooms. They are rich in many nutrients, including essential amino acids and enzymes, vitamins A, B6 and C, along with copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, zinc and dietary fibre. Shiitake mushrooms support the immune system against cancer and viral diseases, help lower cholesterol, improve circulation and support heart health. Learn more about other medicinal mushrooms here.
Try Bowie’s Dog Friendly Shiitake Mushroom Bone Broth Recipe
2 cups of homemade (or store-bought dog-friendly) bone broth OR filtered water
1 cup of fresh Shiitake mushrooms (or you can use mixed mushrooms)
1/2 tsp of grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 cup of finely chopped fresh vegetables (eg. carrot, pumpkin, broccoli)
1 tsp of finely chopped fresh parsley
Mix all ingredients in a pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Let it cool. Mash or puree the mixture before giving it to your dog. You can also pour the mixture into an ice cube tray or mould, freeze and ready to pop into your dog’s meal.
Recommended dosage is an ounce (30ml) for every 10 pounds (5kg) of body weight.
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