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Mineral & Toxic Metal Fur Analysis

Mineral & Toxic Metal Fur Analysis

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Test kit for collecting and submitting a FUR sample for analysis of mineral and toxic metal composition.  One kit per patient. 

29 Elements Tested

  • 15 Nutritional Minerals
  • 10 Environmental Minerals
  • 4 Toxic Metals

Test & Treat

  • Mineral supplement recommendations for nutritional deficiencies
  • Detoxification protocol when toxic metals are present

Which pets should test?

  • ADR pets with undiagnosed signs
  • As part of general wellness screening
  • Pets living in industrial/manufacturing area
  • Pets living around commercial farming
  • Pets exposed to chemically treated areas (lawns, landscaping, public areas)
  • Pets that eat inorganic objects (toys, remotes, items with batteries, food packaging, etc)
  • Pets on a high-fish diet

What’s Needed?

  • A small, clean fur sample

Reports Include:

  • 29 Mineral & Metal values
  • Description of elements outside of reference range
  • Trending data if repeat testing is done
  • Detoxification protocol (if warranted)
  • Mineral Supplementation Guidelines (if warranted)
  • Recommended products for both detox and supplementation


VDI does not provide consultation to pet parents, only to registered veterinarians.  All results should be discussed with a veterinarian along with any other medical history for your pet.  VDI is happy to discuss the results of any Mineral Analysis with your vet who can relay on any additional information to you.  


Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

Fur (hair) is the only matrix suitable for studying a long period of exposure to pollutants or dietary deficiencies for macro and microminerals. Pollutants circulating in the blood, through ingestion or inhalation, are automatically captured by the weft of the fur when it grows and stays intact.  By analyzing fur, we can assess any prolonged exposures to potentially harmful minerals and metals, as well as identify any shortcomings the pet’s diet may have.

HTMA is most often indicative of slow, long-term (progressive) problems not acute or transient issues. For this reason, abnormal results aren’t typically viewed at critical emergencies, however further investigation, bloodwork, or diagnostics may be suggested.

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