Like humans, animals eat not only to get the energy they need, but also to sup- port enzyme, muscle, hormonal, brain and other functions. Therefore, foods must provide "quality fuel" in the form of vitamins and minerals that will optimize health and growth. Essential minerals or macro elements are needed to sustain the life of your animal. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium phosphorus are needed for growth and to maintain healthy bone structure. The essential trace elements are needed in lesser. quantities, but are equally important. For instance, zinc deficiency retards growth, sexual development and hormonal function. It also causes skin and hair or fur problems. Hair mineral analysis identifies deficiencies long before your pet becomes seriously ill. Test results allow proper correction through mineral supplementation or dietary changes, improving animal health.
Toxic elements are potentially present in food, water and the animal's environment. Long-term exposure to small amounts can result in tissue accumulation, which is rarely diagnosed through blood or urine analysis.
These chronic exposures to Toxic Elements can come from seemingly innocent places - food bowls, the air and even the paint on an old doghouse. Over time, toxic elements can accumulate in vital organs and bones of pets, displacing important essential elements. These imbalances inhibit metabolic functions, create organ stress and cause a variety of health problems. Visible signs of toxic element exposure may take some time to manifest; therefore, early detection is essential. Hair mineral analysis is an ideal test to identify the animal's toxic burden long before serious cell damage occurs.
Hair Mineral Analysis
For many years, physicians have recognized the benefits of Hair Mineral Analysis (H M A) in humans. Unknown to many, veterinarians and scientists have utilized HMA to identify toxic exposure or deficiencies in animals for decades. In fact. animal research provided the basis for understanding the importance of selenium and muscle function. Arsenic toxicities in farm animals have long been detected through hair or fur mineral analysis. Much of our understanding of health and nutrition problems has been learned from animal experience. Analyzing hair is a simple task requiring only 0.5 gram of hair or fur from the underside of the animal's neck. Only the two  inches closet to the skin should be saved for analysis. All long ends should be discarded, ensuring that only the most recent history of the animal will be
looked at. Enclose animal hair /fur sample in clean-clear plastic baggie or envelope. Turn- around time is approximately 7-10 days after the sample is received.
Deficiencies of the following elements may contribute to: Calcium -Fatigue, sleeping and digestive problems, muscle cramping, nervousness, irritability
-Hypoglycemia, diabetes, weight problems, necessary to build muscles
-Hormonal problems, fatigue
-Immune deficiency, fatigue
-Metabolic weakness, dull headaches
-Emotional instability, fatigue, immune weakness
Molybdenum -Gout. obesity
Selenium -Heart disease, immune deficiency, muscle wasting
Zinc -Immune deficiency, hypothyroidism, Candida, skin, hair and nail problems
High levels of the following elements may contribute to:
Aluminum -Nervous disorders, dementia, colic
Arsenic-Allergies, hair loss, colic
Cadmium -Blood pressure problems, emphysema, kidney problems
Copper -Migraine, emotional problems including depression
Lead -Learning problems, emotional disturbances, nervousness, anemia, anxiety, loss of appetite, headache, convulsions
Manganese -Nervous disorders
Mercury -Nervous and digestive disorders, allergies, tremors, infertility, depression
Molybdenum -Copper and/or iron deficiency
Nickel -Allergies, skin problems such as dermatitis, dizziness, digestive disorders, cancer
Animal hair / fur analysis 28 element panel $135.00 PROFILE # 1 Nutrient elements
Report Interpretation Reports are printed out in a graphic format that allows immediate identification of low and high levels. These reports are easy to understand and contain result interpretation and nutritional recommendations. We refer clients to therapists that are knowledgeable in animal nutrition.
Boron Iron Selenium Calcium Lithium Silicon Chromium Magnesium Sodium Cobalt Manganese Strontium Copper Molybdenum Vanadium Germanium Phosphorus Zinc Gold Potassium Toxic Elements Aluminum Beryllium Lead Arsenic Cadmium Nickel Barium Mercury
Animal Hair / fur analysis Profile 28 Element Panel above
PROFILE # 2 cost $ 175.00 plus the following 33 elements Antimony Lutetium Silver Bismuth Neodymium Tantalum Cesium Osmium Tellurium Cerium Palladium Thallium Dysprosium Platinum Thorium Erbium Praseodymium Thulium Europium Rhenium Tin Gallium Rhodium Tungsten Hafnium Rubidium Uranium Iodine Ruthenium Zirconium Lanthanum Samarium Ytterbium