Hair tissue mineral analysis can be as beneficial for pet animals as they are for human beings. It is a simple way to determine the nutrient and toxic metals in your pet’s body. Only a small sample of fur is required.
The correct mineral balance is important for animal health. Physical and emotional stresses can deplete your pet’s body of vital nutrients. Environmental toxicity may also result in the accumulation of toxins that disrupt healthy body chemistry. Signs of mineral imbalances in your pet include tooth decay, poor growth, skin problems, parasite infestation and lethargy.
There are many advantages of hair testing over blood testing:
The hair test measures the levels of 10 nutrient minerals, 5 heavy metals and also calculates 6 mineral ratios of the hair. The amounts of minerals deposited in the hair reveal several things about your pets’s health:
Nutritional Elements: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Phosphorus
Toxic Elements: Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Aluminum
Mineral Ratios: Calcium/Magnesium, Calcium/Potassium, Sodium/Magnesium, Sodium/Potassium, Zinc/Copper, Calcium/Phosphorous