Is Glyphosate Harmful to Dogs? Here's What You Need to Know and Do.

Is Glyphosate Harmful to Dogs? Here's What You Need to Know and Do.

Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide that can be found in many weed killers. While this compound can be effective in keeping weeds away, it can also be harmful to dogs. If you’re a pet owner, it’s important to know the signs of glyphosate poisoning in dogs so you can take action if needed. In this blog post, we'll discuss what you need to know about glyphosate and its potential effects on dogs.

Glyphosate is a popular herbicide

Weed killers are in high demand worldwide because of their effectiveness. But this effectiveness comes at a cost to our pets. That’s thanks to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup. It’s not an overstatement to say glyphosate is literally everywhere: our soil, our water, our air, our food, and in our pet's bodies. Even if your dog eats organic and all-natural, the chances are still quite high that they are consuming glyphosate, thanks to its ability to easily travel from neighboring farms and agricultural sites. 

Recent biomonitoring has detected glyphosate in up to 93% of the population. That's people and pets. In addition, heavy metals have been found in some glyphosate-based weed killers. This can be concerning for pet owners since dogs can be more susceptible to these toxins than humans. Dogs exposed to glyphosate-based lawncare chemicals can suffer serious health effects such as serious illness, sores, rashes, vomiting, diarrhea and more. If you suspect your canine friend may have been exposed to this dangerous chemical, it’s important to take action quickly.

It is used in gardens and farms all around the world

This growing and widespread use of glyphosate has led to a more than 20-fold (some estimates say over 100-fold) increase in the amount our pets consume annually. Unfortunately, glyphosate isn't the only toxic compound you have to worry about when it comes to contaminated food. Some pet products tested had heavy metals at levels up to five times higher than what was considered safe. 

In response, many brands have promised to take action by reducing levels of these heavy metals or taking steps towards sourcing healthier ingredients for their products. While this is a good start, consumers must remain vigilant when purchasing food products and make sure to look into where and how their food was produced.

How to reduce glyphosate exposure in dogs

If you want to reduce the risk of glyphosate exposure to your dog, there are a few steps you can take.

  • Firstly, avoid using herbicides and pesticides in your own yard and politely educate your neighbors about the risks of using herbicides and pesticides too. 
  • Secondly, try to avoid parks, lakes, schoolyards, golf courses, or other areas that are likely sprayed with herbicide. Research what is sprayed in your favorite dog park and try to limit the time spent there. 
  • Regular detox baths can also help to reduce the effects of glyphosate on your dog's health. 
  • Feeding your dog fresh foods and buying organic whenever possible is a great way to reduce the amount of glyphosate entering their system. Glyphosate doesn't wash off the food, so organic produce is important. 
  • Avoid commercial kibbles and canned foods and choose GMO-free foods instead, looking for the Non-GMO Project's stamp on the food package.
  • Additionally, feeding fermented foods like sauerkraut or sauerkraut juice can help to heal the gut and remove heavy metals and toxins like glyphosate. 

If you're concerned, start the Proven.protocol

Sound concerning? Don't worry. One effective and affordable way to battle glyphosate exposure in dogs is to use the Proven.protocol.

This revolutionary approach uses Proven.carbons, an active binder and all-natural ingredients that are proven to bind to toxins and heavy metals, as well as System.detox, a scientifically proven heavy metal and toxic compound remover. System.detox has been tested to remove up to 99.99% of heavy metals from the body, providing a safe, effective, and trustworthy all-natural cleanse for your dog's system.

The Proven.protocol allows you to detoxify and revitalize your dog's system, reducing the damage from glyphosate exposure and helping your pup to stay healthy and happy.

Learn more about the Proven.protocol here.

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