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…I shared the chicken and lamb meals with them!).  I am able to hide all of Griffin's supplements - Chinese herbs (Stasis Breaker and Wei Qi), mushrooms (Stamets 7), vitamins (Rx Vitamin Essentials), fish oil (Nordic Naturals), and a scoop of pumpkin (to keep Griffin regular) - in his one

21 November 2020 7:12 pm
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…cost of some of the supplements that were recommended.

I looked at the ingredients for K9 Immunity
versus Stamets 7.  Each of them is a blend of mushrooms, with 4 of the same included in both (Royal Sun, Cordyceps, Reishi, and Maitake).  K9 Immunity
also has Turkey Tail and Shitake.  Stamets 7…

…also has Lion's Mane, Chaga, and Mesima.  Since I'm giving Turkey Tail as a separate supplement, for comparison purposes, Stamets 7 had 3 additional mushrooms in their blend versus 1 additional for K9 Immunity

I then compared the cost of capsules and powder versions of each brand. For Griffin's size,

13 May 2020 10:13 pm
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…to add the K9 immunity
has the mushroom powder that fights to keep the immune system strong. Its recommended with or without chemo. You should find It in the nutrition blog.  If I…

…remember correctly it does contain the turkey tail mushroom and Brownie loved it.

Sometimes I would buy the turkey tail mushroom fresh and add it to his diet.

13 May 2020 8:53 pm
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…- Nordic Naturals (this same brand was also highly recommended by a rehab vet that saw Griffin for a consultation) [follow dosage as listed]

Mushrooms - Host Defense Stamets 7 (comes in powder and capsule form; powder seems more cost effective) [follow dosage as listed]

Turkey Tail (another

13 May 2020 7:24 pm
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…might check jnto Yuan Byaio and maybe Turkey Tail.  I think they are in the mushroom family.   Also.  ask about Piroxicam  too.

Sorry you and your daughter are dealing with this.  One thing I know for certain, Hounds are tough

14 March 2019 9:28 pm
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…tumors. They are featured on the K9 Medicinals Testimonials page, and they are Shadow and Milo, be sure to check them out OK? The two big medicinal mushroom supplements we like K9 Immunity
and Armor-Up with Epicor, both fantastic ways to boost the immune system in order to beat off that nasty disease.

14 March 2019 10:39 am
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…add lean meats. Low carb does not equal high fat to us. There are $4 samples on the website. We also are using a whole regimine of turkey tail, mushroom elixer, life Gold, hemp leaf and probiotics/yogurt/whey in addition to distilled water and diatemaceous Earth. Yes, we've gone off the deep end..

15 July 2018 7:14 am
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…. I give my dog 850mg of wormwood and one butyrate capsule with her dinner. I give it every night with no breaks. You should also look into a mushroom complex supplement, cats claw and fish oils and omega 3-6-9. I used Essiac formula in place of hoxsey. You might also want to add Melatonin. It…

1 Triple Strength Melatonin

1 Coco Hemp Coconut and Hemp Seed Oil

1 Plant Sterols

1 Apple Cider Vinegar 625mg

1 Super EPA and DHA

2 14 Mushroom Complex

2 Wormwood 425mg

1 MultiOmega 3-6-9

1 Milk Thistle

1 IP-6 Inositol

2 Cats Claw 500mg

1 L-Arginine

2 Stasis Breaker

1 Wei

9 July 2018 12:17 am
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…tail is another type of mushroom species that works in the same way as others including Armor-Up, K9 Immunity
, etc.

Just be aware of made in China products, I would only buy…

…American mushroom therapy products for safety and efficacy reasons.

I am not familiar with si mao san or four marvels.

1 July 2018 2:37 pm
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…-free can be tricky. 1000 chickens packed in an area without a cage can be called cage free.) 

After the kibble change,, she likes the medicinal mushrooms... I told her about armor up... I discussed armentisin,.- she didn't know of it.

Is anyone using Dr Harvey's  pragmatic with their own…

…is easy enough. i'm thinking

   pragmatic  with my meat and oil

   armor up

  armetisin and artemis??? 

  milk thistle

she listed.   mushroom blends, turkey tail and MRM.  Si mao san.. ( four marvels)  Hoxey boneset   suggested

28 June 2018 10:15 pm
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…artemisin in the formula?

butyrex-  enhances the effect of artemix ?? with a foul order 

armor up.  Does armor up satisfy all the major mushrooms we need for osteo??

milk thistle  -  helps the liver.  helps with pancreatitis   use for 3 weeks.. stop for 1 week,, etc.

alkaline water

26 June 2018 5:16 pm
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…is about Armor-Up, K9 Immunity
and Apocaps
so you may be interested in reading it. As far as I understand, Mycotaki features many of the same mushroom ingredients as Armor-Up and K9 Immunity
. Armor-Up has several additional ingredients besides mushrooms, so you're better off with that product.

24 June 2018 1:08 pm
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…just started using armor up,, I read a blog talking about mushrooms and the op mentioned mycotaki immune support.  I didn't know that armor up had mushrooms,,,  I also ordered the mycotaki immune support,,,,  are they duplicate products doing the same thing? 

23 June 2018 8:53 pm
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…is a relatively generic new term used to describe how the body uses the power of its own immune system to fight disease. Certain supplements, like mushroom therapy, can boost the immune system to help it do just that. And of course, so can the canine osteosarcoma vaccine.

One thing to keep in mind is

7 June 2018 5:42 pm
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…. My vet actually has her own holistic person that she works with. 

Manni had different holistic supplements because of this, including certain mushrooms and other stuff. While I like my vets and MDs to be open minded about this and in the best case incorporate it, the downside is that you get quite

1 March 2018 6:46 am
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I cannot emphasize enough how surprised I am that our opinionated and strong-willed "impossible to pill" guy is accepting his nightly mushroom/CBD syringes. 

It's a two person job. My husband holds him and I syringe, then my husband insists on giving him a much-hated wipe-down because…

…there is usually a bit of mushroom-infused drool afterwards. 

We watched a bunch of YouTube videos beforehand, but in reality found that what worked for us is a little different.

…"impossible" to medicate cat is now more or less OK with syringing! This is amazing, and I think it is because the stuff doesn't taste too bad (mushrooms are a delicacy to many of us, right?).

I've also pared down what he's taking to just the bare minimum of high-impact supplements. I've…

…decided those are the medicinal mushrooms and the CBD / deactivated THC oil.

I'm using a Turkey Tail product from Oriveda, which is a supplier out of the Netherlands. If you research…

… they have the best reputation of all the brands because they actually do proper hot-water extraction, as opposed to just filling capsules with mushroom powder, which is not digestible or bioavailable. It's expensive, but Maceo is a cat, so one bag (~$85) lasts a long time. We are giving him 3…

…difference between the Aloha Medicinals and Host Defense Turkey Tail products, and the Oriveda one. The AM and HD ones are very mild, like eating mushroom powder that you might buy at a spice shop (some fancy spice places will have mushroom powder to use as a flavoring agent). The Oriveda stuff, on…

…that during radiation because the poor guy already has to go through a lot of poking and prodding during the day. However, we have maintained the mushroom+CBD syringes on a nightly basis -- AFTER all eating is finished, so that it doesn't affect his short term desire to eat.

Supplements are not

100% Made and sourced in the USA
Many dogs show more vigor and energy within a week, some dogs take up to four weeks to show improvement.
Medicinal Mushrooms Certified Organic (one strain of chaga is northern forest “wild” – eco-responsibly harvested)
NO FILLERS! This formula’s base is 100% USA

7 August 2017 10:05 am
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…supplements and lack of regulation (the supplement industry is multibillions in the United States, and much of it is a racket).

2. Stamets 7 mushroom blend from Host Defense.

We are giving him 2 pills a day.
A serving of 2 pills  contains 143 mg of Royal Sun Blazei, 143 mg of Cordyceps, 143 mg…

…it dry because if I mix any moisture into it, he won't eat the Chinese pills. No idea why, but this is what I've discovered via trial and error.

Mushroom pills, IP6, transfer factor, and CBD drops

For all of the powdered supplements, I open the capsules and mix the powders in with two godsend…

…pills around 6 am when I get up and he is meowing for food.

3 pm -- I then wait till he is nice and hungry around 3 pm to give him all the mushroom powders, IP6 and transfer factor with baby food and/or liver. I usually end up using one full jar of baby food per day, and try to keep the pureed

…follow-up chemo treatments of carboplatin (#1 on 5/17) and is, so far, handling it well. We currently supplement with: 

Bixbi Immunity (mushroom complex), Cosequin DS, Fish Oil (5k mg/day), Turmeric (1k mg/day) and NutriVet Brewer's Yeast/Garlic

He handles them all well. No loss of

… Very promising!

I know ow others have tried Yunnan Buno (or somthing close to that) a d have felt it has been helpful. It is a mixture of mushrooms.

Goodness knows, you are doing EVERYTHING POSSIBLE for your precious Mya and precious Macleod! You really have a double whammy going on and I

19 April 2017 10:09 pm
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…was required and now a year since amputation) with no chemotherapy . Just a herbal supplement called ES-4, I believe one ingredient was from a mushroom ?? and a raw or freeze dried food diet. Their boy looked amazing at 10 years old and 1 year post op. The couple said the cancer was actually

19 April 2017 9:02 pm
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…Harmony!!! OMG!!! We laughed until we cried! Stop it! Amd, yep, can totally see that! 

We have added the beans and are ordering the mushrooms:) Thanks everyone! Waiting for cancer to be MORE apparent so that we can have a plan is pretty exhausting. Laughing is not:)

28 December 2016 2:07 pm
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Our holistic vet uses this ,run it by your Holistic vet see what they think.

Dr Mercola also has a mushroom complex .They are quality products I trust ,organic and no GMO's .


Holly & Purrkins

28 December 2016 7:39 am
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…be better one day! My holistic vet recommended curcumin
but didn't seem to have much of an opinion on the form. I believe he also recommended the mushrooms you mentioned, and I will consult my list. Thank you for mentioning those. Have you seen this article? (Human article, and yes, probably

27 December 2016 10:16 pm
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…vet as to the best product for what you are trying to achieve. I took Mona to a vet for a chiropractic treatment and they put her on a medicinal mushroom supplement which is suppose to have cancer fighting properties. I leave it up to Mona if she wants to eat it or not, some days she does, some days

27 December 2016 9:24 pm
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…her main food source.  I also had good luck with 'Trouble Beans', that is using green beans as a filler to keep the dogs full.

K9 Immunity
is a mushroom based supplement that boost the immune system, you can click on the link to read more about them.  Tani also had mast cell cancer which I treated

23 December 2016 10:13 am
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…PSP has some very positive results. It is a type of mushroom extract. Google "Penn Vet Hospital Corlious PSP" and check it out. They feel it could be beneficial for humans as well. Best of luck to you.

19 April 2016 3:20 pm
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…with them.

So- you have some time to research!

I used K9 Immunity
Plus for my quad pug Tani who had mast cell cancer, it is one of the mushroom based products. I can't say for sure if it helped with her cancer, but it gave her a noticeable boost in her energy.


14 April 2016 11:13 am
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…were making a difference. We figured 3 is the magic number after all, so why not right?

My thoughts are as follows:

We are big believers in mushroom therapy. If you want to restart, why not give K9 Immunity Plus, which has 100% American grown organic mushrooms with fish oil too?

As for Essaic

11 April 2016 8:50 pm
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