How do you find out if something is missing from your dog’s diet?
One of the most common questions I’ve been asked since launching GreenMin is how to know if something is missing from your dog’s diet.
I’m happy to let you know that you don’t have to guess anymore.
With a HairQ TEST A hair sample allows you to check your dog’s mineral levels 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 (ICP-MS) method and is performed in a government-certified laboratory.
The HairQ Test is ultra-sensitive and can detect minerals and heavy metals from just one in 1012 (trillion) per share!
Many dog lovers were eager to have their dogs tested when we first launched the HairQ test. I knew the feeling because I was also very curious about Skai’s results.
I was very happy to see them because they were excellent! I could also see that the test accurately reflected his current situation: the zinc was high, which I linked to sunscreen I applied to his nose, and the boron was also high because we were using borax as an additive to our laundry.
His overall mineral spectrum came back very well, as you can see here.
Natural vs. synthetic supplements
The results below are from a patient who I thought was taking natural supplements like GreenMin. When the results came back, the minerals were low. My client later told me that she gave a synthetic vitamin and mineral supplement instead. The mystery was solved!
As you can see selenium was the only mineral that was absorbed and it was in excess, the other minerals were not absorbed.
What about animals fed processed food?
I haven’t had a chance to see the results of dogs on processed food alone yet and I’m really looking forward to seeing if any patterns emerge. If you have friends who feed dogs kibble, I would like to see the test results.
My plans are that as time goes on and more results follow, I will be able to publish more useful data that you can use in fine-tuning your animal friend’s diet.
The good news is that a The HairQ test eliminates the guesswork and it shows we are on the right track with raw food combined with natural supplements such as The Fab4 Daily Essential Supplements.
Learn more about HairQ Testing in our Facebook Live video!
ready to get started? Watch this video to learn how to get a hair sample!
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM