Are Mushrooms Good for Dogs?
We know mushrooms are good for humans, but what about for dogs? Today we are joined by the eloquent and wonderful vet, Dr. Patti Mayfield to talk about just that. We begin by discussing canine heath as whole, where Dr. Mayfield lays a groundwork for the do's and don'ts for good health in dogs. Then we discuss the supportive qualities of mushrooms and other herbs in a dog's health and wellbeing. Prepare for some wonderful conversations and insights into the world of veterinary practices. We get technical, speculative and philosophical in our discussions. Make sure to share the knowledge with any canine caregivers and consider the addition of mushrooms in their diet to promote good health.
Dr. Patti Mayfield DVM, HABC, CVCH*
Dr. Mayfield is an experienced small-animal veterinarian who graduated from Oregon State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences (crop and soil sciences), and in 2005 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in 2006 and spent the next 15 years cultivating a career in emergency medicine and critical care. *
*In the last 3 years, Dr. Mayfield has expanded her skill set by obtaining a human animal bond certification (HABC), and will complete her certificate of Chinese veterinary herbalist (CVCH) in the spring of 2021. Additionally, Dr. Mayfield has completed the Sonographic Diagnostic Efficiency Protocol (SDEP). As the owner of Smiling Dog Veterinary Services, she offers integrative medicine, mobile veterinary diagnostic ultrasound, and hospice and palliative care for her patients. *
*Dr. Mayfield is passionate about animal welfare and promoting the human-animal bond. She is the Medical Director of Companion Animal Medical Project (CAMP), a nonprofit organization providing veterinary wellness services to the pets of people experiencing homelessness in her hometown of Bend, Oregon. Additionally, Dr. Mayfield has traveled to under-served areas to provide veterinary care; most recently to Malawi, Africa, where she organized a self-supported canine rabies clinic to help address the major public health issue of endemic rabies within the canine population.*
*Dr. Mayfield served on the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board from 2013 until 2017. She is the Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Veterinary Cannabis Society, is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, the North American Veterinary Community, the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. *
*In her spare time, she enjoys flying her paraglider with her partner Tim, and seeks adventure in the backcountry snowboarding or mountain biking. *
*Her fuzzy companions include “Pilot”, an adventurous husky mix, a darling muppet-like dog called Wheels, and her marvelous feline, Floof.*
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