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Q: IS TRADER JOE'S VERY GREEN POWDER SAFE FOR DOGS?

January 30, 2012 | By LEXI41279 | 2 answers | Expired: 927 days ago

I HAVE STARTED TAKING THIS SUPPLIMENT AND FEEL SO MUCH BETTER, I HAVE TWO SENIOR PITBULLS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THIS TO. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF IT IS SAFE FOR THEM IT IS ALL NATURAL GREENS.

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Jan 30, 2012

Human supplements should not be used for pets before checking with your vet. The RDAs for pets is completely different than they are for people and since green drinks do have vitamins and minerals in them, you want to make sure they're something your pet needs and you won't overdose them or cause irreparable damage. For example - Dogs need very little iron and get more than enough of that as well as all other vitamins and minerals from a well-balanced, good quality diet. Both iron and zinc are toxic to dogs in the quanitites found in human supplements and both can be found in most green drinks. Fat soluble vitamins, those stored in reserve by the body fat, can also be toxic in human amounts. It's better and safer to supplement your dogs' diet with vitamin and mineral products made for them unless you're completely versed in what is safe, what is toxic, and in what amounts.

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Kelly
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Jan 31, 2012

I looked at the nutritional label online and found that it contains iron, which can be toxic to animals. Pets don't have a way to excrete excess iron from their bodies, so even regularly given low doses can become toxic. Vitamin/mineral supplements made for us often have larger dosages of things than pets need or have things in them that pets shouldn't take at all. It's better to give a supplement that is designed for dogs so they get the correct amount of nutrients and don't develop the health problems related to toxicity because they were given too much.

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