Affordable Pet Metals & Minerals Test (40 Items)
What’s Tested (For Dogs & Cats)
- 40 Potential Metal & Mineral Imbalances
- aluminum, arsenic, mercury, phosphorus, scandium, tin, etc
- Check our Items Tested tab for complete list
5Strands® Affordable Testing is proud to now offer an individualized Pet Metals & Minerals test!
Testing 40 of the most common metal & mineral imbalances found in both cats & dogs.
aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, cesium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gold, iron, lead, lithium, magnesium, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, niobium, osmium, palladium, phosphorus, platinum, polonium, radium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, scandium, selenium, silver, strontium thallium, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, zinc, zirconium
- Both plants and animals require certain minerals to grow and thrive. These essential minerals are acquired through food and water. However, some minerals are poisonous, even in minute amounts. Heavy metals, can cause acute or chronic toxicity in animals. Common sources of heavy metals include plant-derived feed stuffs, polluted soils, industrial wastes, fish meals, mineral supplements or premixes, feed therapeutics, and surface or well waters.
- New agricultural practices such as the use of municipal and livestock wastes on croplands and increased feeding of recycled or up-cycled plant and animal products may result in greater exposure of animals to toxic levels of heavy metals.While there are no laws governing heavy metal concentration in pet foods, there have been many research studies showing the pet’s food can contribute to an over-exposure of these metals and minerals.
- Every day we experience environmental pollution by heavy metals. Not only are you at risk from exposure to these pollutants, but so are your dogs and cats. Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity mimic those of gastrointestinal disorders, so it’s possible a pet could be misdiagnosed. It helps if you know your animal was exposed to these substances.Eating from a ceramic glazed bowl, chewing golf balls, eating lead based paint chips from the wall are just a few examples of possible lead exposures.