No, mushrooms are not good for dogs. Some sources say that simple white mushrooms that are supermarket sourced (and edible by people) might not cause a problem for dogs. The problem with offering your dog even those mushrooms that might be OK is that the taste and smell may encourage Fluffy to become interested in wild mushrooms on your forest (or city) walk and tempt them to try something that could potentially be poisonous.
This is generally something you should be aware of on outings, mushrooms can thrive in many conditions and unexpected locations. Wild mushrooms are not only a danger to people, but our four legged friends as well. The wild mushrooms pictured below were seen near the grounds of a schoolyard in a major metropolitan city.
We have encountered several highly suspicious mushrooms on our local in-city and forest walks. Mushrooms are potentially deadly and you should take care to keep your pet away from anything you don’t recognize as 100% safe.
Some websites and sources go into detail about specific mushroom varieties that are safe, and others that are not, for dogs. The problem is that mushrooms can be very difficult to identify visually. Do you want to risk your dog’s life on what you feel might be safe? We recommend avoiding all mushrooms in favor of keeping your best fuzzy friend healthy and alive!
What Other Fruits or Veggies Can I Feed My Dog?
Read more here about other fruits and vegetables you might be inclined to offer your dog as a treat.
Disclaimer: As this article refers to health and diet related topics that affect your dog’s well being it should be pointed out that WagWagWoofWoof.com, and the authors here are NOT veterinarians. The information in this article and others on this site is based upon research we have found both online and in print, summarized here for convenience, discussion and a starting point for further reading. Use information found here at your own discretion and risk.