Hair testing is a fabulous tool to find out what your animal is over and short on mineral wise and how these short falls are impacting the body’s organs . And what the heavy metal content is in the body. Any imbalance shown on these reports would be contributing to a less than optimal system.
What is addressed?
- Level of heavy metal toxicity
- Status of many organs and glands, including liver, kidneys, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal imbalances
- Digestive disturbances, blood sugar imbalances, anemia and inflammation also reported
Each service will explain what to do. Basically, you cut the hair close to the skin around the neck area and send in the sample stating the date and area of the animal where the sample was taken from. A full-scale report is then sent to you via email with the professional’s suggested plan of action.
Two professionals which provide this service and which I have used are:
For dogs: https://peterdobias.com/products/hairq-test
For dogs and cats:
Applications of Any Kind May Impact Results
It is said some hair testing may not be accurate because of what the coat has been exposed to. Shampoo, especially if they are chemical based, flea and tick, essential oil sprays etc., anything that is regularly going on the animal could impact the testing results . So be very clear on your timeline what the animal is and has been exposed to when submitting your sample. It may be in your best interest to ask the service prior to investing any funds.