Affordable Pet Labs has partnered with 5 Strands Allergy tests to provide you the ability to test your pet for environmental and food allergies.
This is a simple at home test kit using a hair sample collection method. Testing results take 7-10 days after the hair sample has been received at the processing center.
The Pet Standard Package includes 2 tests :
(1) Food Intolerance Test: The Pet Food Intolerance Test covers proteins, grains, vegetables, fruits, fats, seafood, additives, and preservatives. Of the 250+ items tested, the results will show only the items your pet registered an intolerance to. The intolerances are listed into 3 levels based on the response upon exposure. Utilizing the items that register a Level 3 response will create the recommended 6-8 week elimination guideline. Please try to not feed your pet any food items that were not tested for during the elimination period. You will not know how they will respond to these items. Level 2 items may be affecting their body and causing noticeable symptoms. Level 1 items are just beginning to affect their body on a cellular level. These Level 2 & Level 1 items should be consumed by your pet no more than 2-3 times per week.
(2) Environmental Intolerance Test: The Pet Environmental Intolerance Test covers fabrics, cleaning supplies, grasses, trees, mold, dust mites, and other animal dander. Of the 100+ items tested, the results will show only the items your pet registered an intolerance to. These intolerances are listed into 3 levels based on the response upon exposure. It can be difficult to eliminate environmental items. However, knowledge is power, and this report will help you to avoid these triggers as much as possible and try to manage any symptoms your pet might be experiencing (skin issues, scratching, paw biting, & inflammation). Unlike an allergy, intolerances do not involve the immune system.
5Strands utilizes bioresonance technology that will identify temporary imbalances in the body that may be causing symptoms such as upset stomach, constant scratching, hair loss, hot spots, paw biting. These are non-life threatening responses and can take anywhere from several hours or several days to appear. Unlike an allergy, intolerances do not involve the immune system.