EPISODE 189 | RELEASED October 24, 2022

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dog Cancer Part 2 | Dr. Robert Silver

What do birch trees and caterpillars have in common? Both can grow medicinal mushrooms that help dogs with cancer.


Dr. Robert Silver joins us again to discuss specific mushrooms that can help dogs with cancer, including chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, maitake, reishi, shiitake, and turkey tail. He also discusses the safety of mushroom supplements, and his current dosing formula: 20-30mg/kg of beta glucans per day for dogs with cancer.

Listen in to hear why Dr. Silver uses beta glucans to determine mushroom supplement dosing, as well as the benefits that each mushroom brings to the table. Dr. Silver also discusses the current status of research on mushrooms in dogs, and explains the results of a few recent studies.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Real Mushrooms

Functional Mushrooms for Pets booklet by Real Mushrooms

I’m-Yunity turkey tail extract supplement

Single Agent Polysaccharopeptide Delays Metastases and Improves Survival in Naturally Occurring Hemangiosarcoma 2012 study

Evaluation of the anti-tumour activity of Coriolus versicolor polysaccharopeptide (I’m-Yunity) alone or in combination with doxorubicin for canine splenic hemangiosarcoma 2022 study

Mushroom-Derived Maitake PETfraction as Single Agent for the Treatment of Lymphoma in Dogs 2008 study

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