Nail Clip Day:
We teamed up with Land of Paws for an inexpensive nail clipping day on the first Sunday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm for $7. The next nail clinic is January 7th 2018.
Mushrooms for Pets:
Mushrooms have been used for centuries in many different cultures for medicinal purposes as well as nutrition because of the high source of protein in mushrooms, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals. Mushrooms aren’t just great for people; they’re great for your pets as well. Just be sure to buy a product that is specifically manufactured for your cat or dog.
Despite medicinal mushrooms being used for medicinal purposes for centuries, many pet parents are wary of treating their pets with medicinal mushrooms. The common misconception about organic medicinal mushrooms is that they are poisonous and hallucinogenic. We’d like to dispel this myth right up front. Treating pet ailments with medicinal mushrooms will, neither poison your pet or send then tripping through the woods. Now, let’s talk about what medicinal mushrooms can do for your pet’s health.
Mushrooms are rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin D, and folic acid. They contain a bunch of minerals that are great for pets (and people,) proteins, essential oils, antioxidants, and much more. In fact, it’s time we gave mushrooms the credit they deserve and label them as a superfood.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms:
Being a superfood, mushrooms will give your pet’s immune system a boost. This is particularly good for pets that are prone to infection, bacteria, viruses, and inflammation. Young animals whose immune systems haven’t fully developed will benefit from the immune boosting powers of medicinal mushrooms. Many medicinal mushrooms also have anti-cancer properties!
How Your Pet’s Gut Health and Digestion Affect their Immune Function:
Did you know your pet’s gastrointestinal tract is their largest immune barrier?
Mushrooms and their mycelium’s complex nutritional matrix of nutrients, dietary fiber, and fungal enzymes have been shown to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal tract function.
An Extraordinary Antioxidant:
Mushrooms are excellent sources of antioxidants in general, such as polyphenols and selenium, but they also contain antioxidants unique to mushrooms and their mycelium.
One such antioxidant is L-ergothioneine, which experts now recognize as a “master antioxidant” as it is transported to cells throughout the body to fight damage from oxidative stress and free radicals.
Remarkable in many ways, ergothioneine is a unique antioxidant that can:
• Concentrate where there’s lots of oxidative stress – especially eye tissue, the liver and kidneys, and red blood cells
• Go straight to the cells’ nuclei to help protect cellular DNA
• Gain access to the mitochondria, the power plants of cells, potentially protecting against free radical damage that can speed up the aging process
Thank you to Mushroom Matrix and Dr. Mercola in helping us with this research.