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My Tazzie, a collie x pyrenees cross, was 76 lbs (hmm – I can't remember if that was with the extra leg or not!). I used what is considered a low dose at 2 pills per day (same type as did Pam for tazziedog), but it sure seemed to give him an immediate energy boost. Plus his overly wolfish appetite (he had mets at the time and I don't think could really absorb his food) became manageable. The following is from a very old post (both Tazzie's were around until the end of 2009). We seemed to be the main tripawd users of power mushrooms back then. I would have increased the dose, but it did not seem necessary.
“The directions on the power mushroom bottle is for humans. Use a lower dose for dogs. Tazzie, 35 kg (76 lbs), was on 2 pills per day (considered very low dose), although I think I added a 3rd for a couple of days at the end.”