Oct. 17, 2022

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dog Cancer Part 1 | Dr. Robert Silver #188

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dog Cancer Part 1 | Dr. Robert Silver #188

When it comes to dog cancer, beta glucans put the magic in mushrooms. Learn how mushrooms are harvested for supplements and how they can help your dog.


Dr. Robert Silver is a longtime veterinarian with a passion for integrative therapies that can work alongside traditional treatments. One of his special interests? Medicinal or functional mushrooms.

In this episode, Dr. Silver breaks down what makes certain mushrooms beneficial for dogs with cancer (hint: beta glucans are just the tip of the iceberg), how mushrooms are grown and harvested to make a quality supplement, and what veterinarians need to know about medicinal mushrooms.

Be sure to check back for Part 2, where we will dive into specific mushrooms and their unique properties.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine

Real Mushrooms

The Medicinal Magic of Functional Mushrooms continuing education webinar for veterinarians and vet techs

Related Links:

Supplements for Dogs with Cancer podcast episode

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Robert Silver:

Dr. Robert Silver is a 1982 graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Master’s Degree in cardiopulmonary physiology in 1976, and his Bachelor’s degree with honors in Animal Science in1974, also from CSU.

Dr Silver is currently adjunct faculty at both the Chi University and at Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Silver is currently president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine and Past-President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and with the Hemp Feed Coalition. Dr Silver is a founding member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society and a member of the Cannabis Clinicians Society.

Dr. Silver is currently Chief Veterinary Officer for Real Mushrooms, a Canadian medicinal mushroom company. Dr Silver served as Chief Medical Officer of RxVitamins for the past 25 years until the company was sold in 2021. Dr Silver served as Chief Veterinary Officer for one of the largest vertically-integrated hemp companies in the United States from 2014-2020.

Silver has an eCommerce site: www.wellpetdispensary, and a blog site that he shares with an integrative equine vet and a boarded veterinary rehabilitator at www.NurseYourPet.com. Dr Silver can be found on social media @DocRobSilver.

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