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Dosage recommendation for animals

Dosage recommendation, first reactions, interactions and contraindications in the use of vital mushrooms in animals.

Dosage recommendation for animals

Each animal is unique and reacts a little differently. Therefore, the dosage of medicinal mushrooms must also be individually adjusted to the respective animal and its disease. It depends on the type and severity of the disease, the size of the animal, and the number of combined fungi.

The correct dosage recommendation is an individual recommendation for “your” animal. You can obtain these from your therapist or free of charge from our MykoTroph Institute at: +49 40 334686-370

Medicinal mushrooms are often packaged in capsules for better dosage. For administration, the capsule can be opened and the powder contained therein 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. Also the gift with cheese, sausage or a banana is gladly accepted by dogs. Cats prefer the administration with 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 long period of time. Long-term therapy is recommended for severe or chronic diseases.

Initial reactions

All medicinal mushrooms have a detoxifying effect. If an animal is heavily loaded, reactions listed below may occur:
  • mild disorders of the stomach and intestines
  • Rashes
  • Dog: reddened ears, ear shaking, ear discharge
  • Horse: cough
These reactions are limited to initial use and disappear within the first few weeks. If they occur, the dose should first 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 case of severe initial reactions, the medicinal mushroom administration can be suspended for one or two days and then continued with a reduced dosage.


When consuming medicinal mushrooms in combination with 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 be used in pregnant or lactating animals only when indicated, due to their detoxifying effect. From the time of firm feeding, medicinal mushrooms can be administered to suckling puppies, suckling kittens and suckling foals.

In breeding animals, Auricularia must not be used before a planned occupancy. It is also contraindicated in pregnant animals. Its intake can prevent implantation of the fertilized egg and lead to premature birth or miscarriage. In addition, Auricularia – as well as 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 tumors of the reproductive organs!

Poria cocos should not be used in pregnant animals, as its ingestion may cause premature birth or abortion.

Please consult an animal therapist before use!

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