7 steps to getting mercury out of your dogs body
In the past, fish was considered one of the most valuable and healthy foods out there. However, times have changed. Pollution and toxins in our oceans have reached unprecedented levels and ultimately accumulate in fish.
For several years now, I have been observing the mercury levels in dog's hair and see them as a serious problem.
The HairQ test results show that dogs on a fish diet or fish oils have much greater levels of mercury on average.
Below are a few examples (if you are viewing this email on your mobile device, you will need to download images ):
Dogs with high mercury levels appear to have a higher predisposition to epilepsy.
Should we feed our dogs fish or fish oils?
Since the introduction of HairQ test, I generally do not recommend fish to be part of a canine diet. When it comes to oils, I have been closely monitoring the brand that we offer on our online store and so far, have not seen any elevation of mercury levels.
However, my plan is to introduce a new source of omega oils that will not cont
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7 steps to get mercury out of your dogs body
The general belief is that it takes a long period of time to cleanse mercury from the body. However in practice, I have seen many dog's mercury levels drop dramatically by following the seven steps.
PRACTICAL STEPS TO A TIME TESTED LIVER CLEANSE
- Stop feeding fish and fish treats. If you give fish oils, ensure that they come from a mercury-free source.
- If you are wondering what your dog's mercury levels are, submit your dog's HairQ test. I run a test once or twice a year depending on the previous test results.
- Ideally avoid kibble, canned food or cheap quality meat. Remember that cheap meat is produced by feeding cheap feed that often comes from third world countries where the quality control is often much lower. Such feed is more likely to be contaminated.
- Stop feeding fish or dehydrated liver treats. If you have been feeding such treats, HairQ test will give you an idea, what the contamination level is. As a side note - liver is the detoxification organ of the body and feeding even small amounts of dehydrated liver can add up because it is about 10x less in volume.
- Start a 1 – 2-month course of Liver Support and Cleanse (Livton) - a cleanse herbal formula that I give to Skai and use for my own cleanse every six months. The consecutive cleanses should be four weeks long.
- Administer and continue giving GreenMin and GutSense on an ongoing basis to detox and provide essential minerals and nutrients.
- After the liver cleanse is completed start Soulfood to provide vitamins to increase the efficiency of your dog's metabolism to thrive.
SHOULD OTHER SUPPLEMENTS BE DISCONTINUED OR GIVEN DURING A MERCURY CLEANSE?
- If your dog has been on the essential supplements such as GreenMin, SoulFood and GutSense before, you do not need to stop them during the Mercury cleanse.
- If your dog has never been on any supplements, I suggest starting with Greenmin, Livton, and Gutsense and follow with SoulFood one month later.
How often do you need to repeat this cleanse?
Your dog's essentials have already a gentle cleansing effect on your dog. Additionally, I take my dog Skai through a month long Livton cycle twice a year and suggest the same for your dog.
You will see that regular cleansing has a very positive effect on your dogs health, namely in overall energy level, mobility, digestion, endurance and stamina, skin and coat health, immune system function and cancer prevention. If you are interested, you can also read about the experiences of other dog lovers on the product pages.
If your dog has a history of elevated mercury levels before a cleanse. I suggest that you wait for six months to before you check your dog's HairQ test again.
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM