Shimeji is a really cool little mushroom that grows in clusters and is easy to prepare as a topper for your dog’s food. Shimeji mushrooms are rich in polysaccharides and ergosterol steroids, B vitamins, biotin, copper, provitamin D2, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin and zinc. They also have antimicrobial and anti-parasitic properties, and compounds that may inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells. Learn more about other medicinal mushrooms here.
Try Bowie’s Sautéed Shimeji Mushrooms in Garlic Butter/Ghee
1 cup of fresh Shimeji mushrooms (rinsed, chopped, base removed)
1/2 to 1 tsp of butter or ghee
1/2 to 1 clove of garlic (grated/finely minced)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp of kelp powder
Fresh garden herbs (finely chopped)
In a frying pan, sauté the mushrooms in butter/ghee. Gently cook for approx. 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, add garlic, kelp powder and fresh herbs. Mix well. Let cool completely before serving.
Feed sautéed mushrooms in butter/ghee as part of your dog’s daily plant matter and healthy fats intake if you are raw/fresh food feeding. If you feed kibble and would like to boost your dog’s meal, you can add up to 10% of your dog’s calories intake with fresh food ingredients. Start slowly and monitor. Feed in rotation with other fresh food ingredients.
Yes, dogs can have garlic! NO Onions though! Learn more about dogs and garlic myth here.
Butter or ghee is not recommended for dogs with/prone to pancreatitis, fatty liver disease and diabetes. Avoid butter if your dog is lactose intolerant. Try ghee instead. Learn more about butter here, healthy fats here and Keto (high fat) diet here.
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