Proactive Pet Care with CBD & Mushrooms

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People often wait until a problem arises to start introducing Full Spectrum Hemp Extract (FSHE) CBD Oil and Medicinal Mushrooms for pets. But what about proactive pet care? CBD and medicinal mushrooms are excellent tools for so many issues and ailments. However, we want to focus on a lesser-chosen path that should be considered more: using FSHE CBD oil and medicinal mushrooms before a diagnosis. Let’s review all the fantastic benefits of proactive pet care, and using CBD and mushrooms BEFORE a problem arises!

The Endocannabinoid System

When we discuss CBD with people and their pets, we always educate them about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and why it’s so important to fuel that system. The ECS is our body’s “master” system, meaning it helps to regulate every organ system in the body.

Of course, when discussing states of disease, getting the ECS fueled to promote homeostasis in the body is critical. So many issues can be alleviated by using cannabis medicine. But, as I like to say, I look at cannabis as more of a food than a medicine because it’s essential to our (and our pets) body’s wellness. Therefore, if we look at FSHE as a food, it’s a no-brainer that it’s something we should be consuming daily as proactive pet care, before a problem presents itself. This ensures the body is kept in balance from the start and is less likely to fall out of balance and into a disease state. 

Proactive Pet Care with CBD & Mushrooms

When it comes to proactive pet care, incorporating CBD oil into your pet’s daily routine can be a game-changer. Let’s delve into the myriad benefits of CBD for healthy pets, exploring how this natural compound can help maintain optimal well-being and fortify your pet’s health from the inside out.

CBD for Cholesterol Levels & Heart Disease

When it comes to safeguarding your pet’s cardiovascular health, CBD emerges as a promising ally. FSHE CBD has remarkable benefits for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and mitigating the risk of heart disease in our furry companions.

A 2005 study showed that even low-dose cannabinoids slowed the progression of atherosclerosis and suggested its therapeutic potential with atherosclerosis. Research done in 2007 also showed CBD had a cardioprotective effect during heart attacks, showing that CB1 and CB2 receptors play a crucial role in cardiovascular health and disease. 

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Finally, a study done in 2013 showed that regular consumption of cannabis can increase HDL (good cholesterol), and additional data demonstrated that regular cannabis consumers also had reduced LDL (bad cholesterol). As time passes, more evidence shows that endocannabinoid signaling can play a crucial role in the pathology of atherogenesis (the process of plaque formation in arteries).

All of this points to a critical need for the usage of cannabis daily to protect the heart from damage coming from any angle. Just like heart-healthy food!

This obviously can be applied to our furry friends, especially those breeds prone to heart conditions, such as Dobermans, Miniature & Toy Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Daschunds, Pomeranians, Boxers, and Golden Retrievers. Heart disease is just one of these dogs’ most common conditions, so protecting them from the beginning is very important!

Medicinal Mushrooms for Cholesterol Levels & Heart Disease

Medicinal mushrooms also play a pivotal role in promoting heart health, supporting optimal cholesterol levels, and bolstering cardiovascular resilience.

Reishi is one of the best mushrooms for heart health. In a clinical trial involving individuals with diabetes, reishi demonstrated efficacy in lowering both blood cholesterol levels and insulin resistance. Another study indicated that reishi extract exhibited a protective effect on the cells lining blood vessels among individuals with kidney damage, thereby mitigating the risk of heart attacks. Additionally, research conducted on hypertensive rats revealed that reishi extract led to a significant reduction in blood pressure, with its effects persisting for up to 8 hours.

MycoDog Breathe Mushroom Extract Blend Proactive pet care Protect dog heart cardiovascular health respiratory health Cordyceps is another powerful mushroom for protecting your pet’s heart. One study revealed that this potent mushroom notably mitigated heart injuries in rats with chronic kidney disease. These injuries, believed to elevate the risk of heart failure, can potentially be averted through such mitigation. Animal studies have also demonstrated that cordyceps effectively lower LDL cholesterol, a contributor to arterial cholesterol buildup and subsequent heart disease risk. Furthermore, cordyceps have been observed to reduce triglyceride levels in mice, which are associated with an increased risk of heart disease when elevated.

Artist conk has also demonstrated its potential for protecting cardiovascular health by aiding nitric oxide synthase. Nitric oxide, a known vasodilator which increases blood flow in the arteries, is essential for cardiac function.

Chaga mushrooms are also rich in antioxidants and compounds that have been shown to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), commonly known as “bad cholesterol.” Given that high cholesterol is a key risk factor for heart disease, incorporating chaga mushrooms into your pet’s diet may offer protective benefits against cardiovascular issues.

For your pet’s heart health, we recommend MycoDog’s Breathe mushroom extract & adaptogen blend, a proprietary triple extraction of Cordyceps, Reishi, Artist Conk and Chaga, with Ashwagandha, formulated for cardiovascular and respiratory support for your pet.

Medicinal Mushrooms & CBD for Lowering Cancer Risk

Sadly, current statistics show 2 out of 3 dogs are passing away from cancer. This is unacceptable! A cancer diagnosis is one of the most painful things to hear, especially for our beloved pets. If we can do anything to help reduce their risk of cancer, why wouldn’t we? Enter FSHE CBD Oil and Medicinal Mushrooms!

We have discussed CBD’s cancer-fighting ability many times in many of our educational blogs, but what about reducing the risk of cancer BEFORE a diagnosis? Well, of course CBD has been proven effective at protecting against cancer too!

A study done in 2012 on animals shows that animals who used CBD were less likely to develop cancer after being directly exposed/induced with carcinogens in a laboratory. That is in addition to numerous pieces of research pointing to cannabis’ known ability to reduce and stop tumors from forming. 

Medicinal Mushrooms are also potent anti-cancer powerhouses and work in synergy with cannabis-based therapies. By working with the body to produce substances like antroquinonol, cordycepin, hispolon, lectin, krestin, polysaccharide, sulfated polysaccharide, lentinan, and Maitake D Fraction–all anti-cancer components, critical to helping your pet protect themselves against cancer. 

A systematic review and analysis examined 17 cancer studies and showed that mushrooms are critical in reducing cancer risk. More specifically, it showed that individuals who consumed mushrooms daily had a 45% reduced risk of developing cancer compared to those who did not. This went for multiple types of cancer, demonstrating that mushrooms are a powerhouse against cancer in any form.

Mycodog Vitality Medicinal Mushroom Extract Blend Lower cancer risk boost immune system For a great blend of medicinal mushrooms with benefits against cancer, we recommend our MycoDog Vitality mushroom extract & adaptogen blend, which was designed to boost the immune system, and help support dogs dealing with cancer. Our Vitality formula is a triple extraction of Turkey Tail, Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, Artist Conk and Red Belted Conk, with Astragalus Root and Ashwagandha..

In addition, the blood-related benefits of CBD and medicinal mushrooms are also essential to keep in mind when thinking about hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels and spleen. This cancer is a relatively aggressive and often silent killer that most commonly affects Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Labs but is not exclusive to any breed or type of dog. This cancer absolutely must be looked at from a level of preemptive support rather than waiting for a diagnosis.

Keeping your dog’s body fueled and protected by the use of FSHE CBD oil and medicinal mushrooms is truly the multi-dimensional approach to maintaining wellness and protecting against serious harm like hemangiosarcoma and other cancers. 

Medicinal Mushrooms & CBD for Brain Health & Trauma Resistance

Cannabinoids such as CBD have been found to have neuroprotective properties, which means they help maintain and regulate brain health. The effects of cannabinoids on the brain are associated with several actions, including removing damaged cells and improving mitochondria efficiency.

Furthermore, CBD and other antioxidant compounds present in cannabis reduce glutamate toxicity, which is responsible for over-stimulating nerve cells in the brain, leading to cell damage or death. By protecting brain cells from damage, cannabinoids contribute to the organ’s overall health and help it function properly. 

As the brain ages, the creation of new neurons is reduced significantly. However, new cells must be continuously created to maintain brain health and prevent degenerative diseases. In studies, low doses of CBD and THC-like cannabinoids were found to encourage the creation of new nerve cells in animal models, even in aging brains. Additionally, CBD can help protect against nerve-related diseases, such as neuropathy and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Protect your pet's brain health Senior dog aging CBD & mushrooms for senior dogs Medicinal Mushrooms also help with brain function and age-related decline. My favorite, Lion’s Mane, has been clinically proven to help boost cognitive function, memory, and reduce neurodegeneration (age-related mental decline). But the reality is almost every medicinal mushroom helps maintain brain health. So, keeping it on board from the start is a stellar way to protect your pet against premature mental decline. 

We want our pets to ripen to a very old age and to do so gracefully. Using a synergistic approach of CBD + Medicinal Mushrooms for Senior Dogs is the best way to do so simply and effectively. That’s why we’ve combined our Heal CBD oil and our MycoDog Clarity formula in the bundle linked above, to protect cognitive health and our senior pets. By their combined approaches to improving mental health and protecting against cognitive decline, you can be sure you’re doing your absolute best to stop depressing disorders like CCD

Medicinal Mushrooms & CBD for Bone Disease

One of the most painful and debilitating classes of disease is bone disease. Whether it’s brittle bones or a more severe diagnosis like osteosarcoma, these diseases are brutal on the body and should be prevented at all costs. So, how do we prepare the body to tackle these issues before they start? Our best suggestion is the use of FSHE and medicinal mushrooms, of course.

CBD is critical in the process of bone metabolism, meaning it helps the body replace old bony material at a better and faster rate than without it. CBD blocks the production of an enzyme that destroys bone-building compounds in the body, thus reducing the risk of diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Bones remain healthy by keeping the body in a state of repair and renewal.

As we have touched on in our educational blog on using CBD post-surgery, CBD also helps promote new bone-cell formation, thus helping to repair fractures and bone injuries faster and helping reduce the risk of re-injury/fracture. 

In addition, medicinal mushrooms also have some promising results concerning bone health. Since mushrooms naturally contain Vitamin D, they provide a foundational approach to keeping bones healthy. Similar to CBD, medicinal mushrooms have also been shown to encourage proper bone formation. Reishi was also shown to promote healthy bone cell formation, among its million other benefits.  

vitality mycodog mushrooms for cancer chaga mushrooms for bladder cancer reishi turkey tail for dog cancerA diagnosis of Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) is every large-breed pet owner’s worst nightmare. This cancer is incredibly aggressive and extremely painful for our pets. It has a grave prognosis, usually affording owners only months remaining with their pets. Watching them limp and possibly watching them fracture a limb is exceptionally traumatic for owners and highly traumatic for their pet.

If we have a tool that’s proven to protect against cancer and improve bone health, we should be using it before our Great Danes, Dobermans and the like become plagued with this tragic diagnosis.

So many pet parents wish they had known about cannabis and mushrooms before their pets were diagnosed, so if you’re reading this, you’re already a step ahead and can do more to keep this issue from rearing its ugly head. 

Medicinal Mushrooms & CBD for Viruses & Respiratory Illness 

Canine infectious respiratory disease illness mystery respiratory dog illness going around protect with cbd and mushrooms In light of COVID-19, we are always mindful of protecting ourselves against nasty viral and bacterial respiratory illnesses, which should also go for our pets! 

FSHE CBD oil has been shown in recent years to protect against COVID-19! COVID has been one of the most severe and wide-spread illnesses we have ever seen, and many worried about transmission to their pets. While these fears were mostly quelled, keeping our pets protected from respiratory illness is still very much on our minds. 

In late 2023, a “mysterious respiratory illness” spread across the country via news outlets and sparked a lot of panic in pet parents. We addressed protecting your pet from canine infectious respiratory disease, shedding light on how to protect our pets. By keeping a daily regimen of cannabis medicine and medicinal mushrooms, we can take our pets to communal environments with less fear, knowing that their immune system and every other body system are prepared to tackle these foreign invaders with ease and without a symptom ever arising. 

Proactive Pet Care with CBD & Mushrooms

Unfortunately, our society has become very accustomed to an allopathic mindset when it comes to health: wait for symptoms, then treat. This mindset has caused quite a bit of misery around the world. If we looked at life and all its ails more proactively, we might not be in such a state. We know proper diet and exercise are pillars to preventing disease and early death. Cannabis and medicinal mushrooms are no exception, and we hope one day to become as common knowledge as diet and exercise. 

Waiting for a diagnosis will only result in heartache and pain, not to mention often catastrophic financial hardships. By making a small investment in your pet’s health from the beginning (this means from puppyhood), you can play a pivotal role in keeping your dog free from disease, degeneration, and pain. We recommend researching common ailments in your pet’s breed and being proactive, before a diagnosis later in life. Our pets are such perfect, innocent creatures that only deserve the best. Give them the best from the start; don’t wait until disaster strikes!