Low stores of vitamin D have been identified as a risk factor in a variety of diseases including cancer, heart and kidney disease, infections, IBD, Canine Dementia, and other diseases. Research has shown that 75% of our dogs and cats fed commercial diets are vitamin D3 deficient. We don't really know if home cooked diets are any different. Check out the links below to learn about vitamin D3 deficiency in pets. Dr. Khalsa has used VDI labs for years to test her patients for their vitamin D3 levels. It's simple. Order the test kit and the next time you get blood drawn for a Lyme test, chemistry panel, or for any other reason, just ask your veterinarian to dribble a bit of blood on the special test paper, take it home and send it into the lab yourself.
Before this test became available for you at Deserving Pets, your local veterinarian had to (1) order the test and have it sent, (2) have you come in for blood, and (3) mail it back to the lab. Oftentimes, the cost of the test has surprised us. Some clients report $200.00 or more in total fees. Now you can get the test from us and we also carry an excellent, doctor's only, form of vitamin D3 to make up any deficiencies in your pets.
Dr. Khalsa's Article, click below:
Information from VDI Labs about the test, click below: