How to find out if there is something missing in your dog's diet
One of the most common questions I have been asked since launching GreenMin is how can one know if there is anything missing in your dog’s or cat’s diet.
I am happy to let you know that you need to do no more guessing.
With a HairQ TEST you can check your dog’s mineral levels from hair and see if his or her diet is complete.
What is a HairQ TEST?
The HairQ test uses the most advanced inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry method (ICP-MS) and is performed in a government certified laboratory.
The HairQ Test is ultra-sensitive and is capable of detecting minerals and heavy metals as low as one in 1012 (trillion) per part!
Knowing from the e-mails we receive, some of you have been eagerly expecting the HairQ test launch to get your animal friend tested. I know the feeling because I was very curious to see Skai’s results.
I was really happy to see them because they were excellent! I could also see that the test accurately portrayed his current situation: The zinc was high, which I linked to sunscreen that I apply on his nose and Boron was also high because we have been using Borax as an additive to our laundry.
His overall mineral spectrum came back very good and you can see it.
Natural vs. synthetic supplements
The results below are from a patient that I thought was on natural supplement such as GreenMin. When the results came back, the minerals were low. My client later told me that she was giving a synthetic vitamin and mineral supplement instead. The mystery was solved!
As you can see the only mineral that absorbed was selenium and it was in excess, the other minerals didn’t absorb.
How about animals fed processed food?
I have not had the opportunity to see the results of dogs on processed food only and really look forward to seeing if patterns emerge so if you have any friends who have dogs kibble, I would love to see the test results.
My plans are that as time progresses and more results follow, I will be able to publish more helpful data that you can use in finely tuning your animal friend’s diet.
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM