Sourcing Mushrooms for Dogs with Jason Scott on Your Natural Dog Podcast

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Sourcing the best medicinal mushrooms for pets can be daunting, how can we make sure the products we’re buying are safe and effective? In this episode of Your Natural Dog Podcast with Angela Ardolino, guest Jason Scott joins us to share his expertise about all things mushrooms. Jason is a mycologist, ethnobotanist, and spagyricist who has spent the past decade studying traditional hermetic alchemy. He’s also the founder of Feral Fungi and curator of the website AlcheMycology, as well as the mycologist collaborating with Angela on her line of sustainable mushroom tinctures for dogs, MycoDog. In this episode, Angela and Jason break down how the quality and sourcing of these mushrooms directly impact the effectiveness of the supplements we give to our pets. Join Angela and Jason as they discuss how mushrooms should be grown, harvested, and what to look for when sourcing medicinal mushrooms for dogs. 

Episode Recap:

  • Creating the purest medicinal mushroom products for dogs
  • Sourcing matters when it comes to medicinal mushrooms for dogs
  • Issues in the mushroom supplement industry
  • Why is a wild harvested/wild crafted mushroom best? 
  • What is a whole mushroom extract, and why is it important? 
  • Mycelium vs Myceliated grains
  • Make sure you’re buying mushroom extracts, not just ground-up mushrooms
  • The benefits of double extraction 
  • We know some of the benefits of mushrooms, but we don’t have the full picture 
  • What is Alchemycology, and what are Spagyrics? 
  • Check back for Part 2: Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms for Dogs

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About Angela Ardolino

Angela Ardolino

Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, an animal rescue. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.

Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s CBD for Dogs, and now MycoDog mushrooms for dogs, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela’s pack includes rescues Jolene, Maza and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

About Jason Scott

Jason Scott Mycoalchemist mushroom tinctures for dogs mycodog on your natural dog podcastJason Scott is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, from history and philosophy to practice, for the past decade. He has a background in Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine that started on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has carried back with him into his home: the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is on an ever-deepening journey of education to understand the practical applications of his interests, and the golden threads that connect them. 

Jason has been published on the topic of AlcheMycology, exploring fungi through traditional Alchemy in Radical Mycology by Peter McCoy and Verdant Gnosis Volume 3, compiled by Jenn Zahrt, Catamara Rosarium, and Marcus McCoy. He has taught through these topics all over the United States. He is the Founder and Owner of Feral Fungi where he produces Mushroom Spagyric Tinctures, and curator of where he shares some of his teachings and writings along side other fascinating discoveries in the world of Fungi. Jason is also a co-organizer of the Radical Mycology Convergence and the Fungi Film Fest.