My pooch is sick, will Green Mush do the trick?
While attending VegFest TO this past summer we came across Vecado and their product Green Mush. After I read over the testimonials, ingredients, benefits, and found that it was even good for human consumption, we thought we would give it a try.
We are giving Green Mush a try to improve the health of my senior dog, and I may give it a try myself while I am at it. This “Ultimate Superfood” seems like it could be magic for both my 12 year old Pug and me. Here’s what it is, it’s an organic, whole food, 100% plant-based powder that promises to provide nutritional support for;
- Increased Lifespan
- Accelerated Healing
- Greater Energy
- Healthy Immune System
- Fully Absorbable /No Toxicity
Full Ingredient List
Spirulina Manna™, Broken Cell Wall Chlorella Manna™, Nettle Leaf, Carob Pod, Whole Leaf Wheatgrass, Icelandic Kelp, Horsetail (Shavegrass), Burdock Root, Alfalfa Leaf Juice, Nova Scotia Dulse Leaf, Plant Source Digestive Enzyme Blend (Protease, Alpha-glactosidase, Amylase, Cellulase, Lipase, Bromelain, Papain), Ginger Root, Nopal Cactus, Co-enzyme Q10 (40 mg per 9.5 grams, 13.4 mg per teaspoon), Probiotic Blend (Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillius paracasei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus)
With our beloved 12 year old pug Franklin recently showing more and more signs of aging, the accelerated healing, and boost to his immune system excited me the most. Generally he is a tank, and has had amazing check-ups over the years. Unfortunately, over the last few he has developed a growth along his eyelid, a cycle of ear infections, and we have noticed he is getting some stiff joints when he gets up from his naps.
Vets have suggested surgery, but with the note that this may only provide a temporary solution, and likely the issues would come back. We have changed his foods, and seen some improvements. Vets had also suggested some steroid based medications, but they would be on going and would never really actually get rid of the issues. So we continued to look for answers.
We ordered the 5 oz bottle from the Vecado online shop, selected the shuttle delivery, and it showed up at our door a few days later at 9:00pm. A little late, considering we have a 1 year old at home sleeping, but otherwise it was pretty convenient, and less expensive than typical shipping costs. After placing the order I emailed Vecado to let them know what we were doing, and heard back from Mikhail who suggested adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon into my breakfast oatmeal.
The first day I tried it I made my Quaker instant oatmeal, because when you have a little guy to take care of there isn’t time for much else, and added 1/2 a tablespoon of Green Mush, and dried cranberries. (After re-reading the email from Mikhail for the post, I recognize I added way too much). As I stirred in the powder the green overtook the bowl, my initial reaction was akin to that of the green ketchup circa 2000 being sold by Heinz. While it made it harder for me to eat, it tasted better than I thought it would. Really I hadn’t noticed any change in the taste of my oatmeal. I had to keep my eyes closed while eating it, and carefully ate up the whole bowl.
For my pug, I mixed his teaspoon (based on weight on your pet) with double the amount of cranberry juice into his dry food. He ate it all up, and left his bowl clean at the end of the night. After a week of the Green Mush in his food, we have noticed small improvements in his eye clarity, and reduced redness, as well as improvements in an ear infection without medication. We are hoping to also see improvements in his stiffness as we continue to add this to his food. (As of 02/28/2018)
While we can’t be certain that the Green Mush has provided these benefits just yet, we are excited with the positive effects we seem to be seeing in our pup. We will continue to update this post in the coming weeks with further results.