Turkey Tail: The Secret Immune Booster that Will Shield Your Pet from Disease

Turkey Tail: The Secret Immune Booster that Will Shield Your Pet from Disease

As cancer rates in dogs and cats continue to skyrocket, veterinary researchers are searching  for more effective ways to protect pets from toxins and other disease-causing pathogens they may encounter in their food and environment. 

Studies show that one botanical immune booster is standing out as a clear winner: the Turkey Tail mushroom. 

Turkey tail mushrooms (which have nothing to do with turkeys at all, except for in the way these fanlike fungi can be said to resemble the tail of a turkey), are incredibly important as a nutritional and medicinal ingredient.  

These colorful mushrooms have been used for centuries to treat various diseases and cancers and have been proven to delay the growth of cancerous tumors in dogs and improve their survival rate.

That’s because Turkey Tail mushrooms deliver significant amounts of Polysaccharopeptides (PSP), which as powerful antioxidants that have been shown to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.  

US researchers recently conducted a study to determine if cancer patients can use Turkey Tail mushrooms to boost their immune systems during chemotherapy. The positive results of the study led to clinical trials approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of Turkey Tail in both prostate and breast cancers.  

The research hasn’t been limited to humans. Studies conducted at the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pennsylvania show that Turkey Tail mushrooms delay the growth of cancerous tumors in dogs and improves the survival rate. 

It’s no surprise that a growing number of health supplements for pets now feature this effective immune booster! 

When news started coming out in North America started learning about the potential healing benefits of Turkey Tail, suddenly every natural supplement company around wanted to include this promising mushroom in their health products. 

However, high-quality Turkey Tail mushrooms are expensive - and most companies aren’t willing to shell out the money for the good stuff. So, they get low-grade Turkey Tail mushrooms from disreputable suppliers. 

This inferior Turkey Tail product contains very low levels of Polysaccharopeptide properties and unfortunately the impact it will have on your pet’s health will be minimal at best. 

But that’s not how the VetSmart Formula lab team does things…

We follow a “best of the best” approach to our products and take great care to source the highest quality bioactive ingredients to include in our health supplements. 

That’s why our Critical Immune Defense formula for dogs and cats includes the highest quality of Turkey Tail mushrooms available. 

These mushrooms are picked young, when they’re at maximum potency, and have much higher levels of bioactive Polysaccharopeptides. As a result, they’re more expensive - but we have found the significant impact they have on the health and energy of the dogs who take our Critical Immune Defense formula makes the extra cost more than worth it.

Not only that - each batch of the ingredient is standardized to ensure that every serving meets the potency criteria that is outlined on the product label. So, pet owners can rest assured that their beloved cats and dogs are getting the nutrients they need to boost their immune systems and keep them strong, healthy, and energetic. 

Critical Immune Defense


It’s your responsibility as a loving pet owner to make sure your pet remains healthy. That’s why it’s so important to do what you can to ensure that your pet’s immune system remains strong. It’s their shield against disease! 

A great way to boost their immune system is to give your pet a daily supplement that is high in antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory ingredients that promote healthy cell growth. That’s why we created our Critical Immune Defense formula for dogs and cats, featuring Turkey Tail mushrooms as one of its primary ingredients. 

Click here to learn more about this powerful immune booster for pets - and the other all-natural disease-fighting botanicals included in our proprietary formula.

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