It may sound far-fetched, but psilocybin medicine could have therapeutic benefits for dogs!
As cannabis products are becoming more popular for pets, some progressive veterinarians are starting to explore the potential of magic mushrooms. Anecdotal evidence suggests that psilocybin may be able to help dogs with extreme anxiety, PTSD, or behavioural issues.* In parts of South America, psilocybin is used to enhance the hunting ability of dogs, and scientists hypothesize that substance can enhance a dog’s sense of smell and reduce extraneous signals.
*The Daily Mushroom does not encourage or condone giving psilocybin to dogs, as there is no published data on its effects.