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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-02-01 17:55:40 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Safety Of Ingredients

Besides checking it with your vet and finding exactly how much arsenic is p=
resent I'd find out what they mean by
"algae D1070"
since there appear to be NO scholarly articles which designate any algae th=
at way if a person uses Google Scholar Search.

There are algae and then there are "algae".

Many places still call cyanobacter "blue green algae" which is the old comm=
on name for it before it was studied well. It is not really an algae at al=
l. It's related but it is more closely related to bacteria. If you check =
on cyanobacter you will note that there are forms which appear to set the s=
tage for multiple diseases, including from causing intestinal and liver dam=
age. There are some forms that are probably safe, too, but it is very hard=
to tell one form from another.
But, again, remember that this is a very ancient life form with many types =
(which unfortunately often can be hard to tell from one another) and some h=
ave compounds that show promise:

BTW, some of the truly old fossils that exist are mounds which once were cy=

Not even all true algae are safe for a range of reasons. Some are high in =
heavy metals, for example:

That obviously is not to say that all algae are dangerous, but that it is i=
mportant to know the exact species of algae and find out if that form is a =
problem, also how well they can tell tell one form from another and how car=
efully they monitor. For example:

Check in the Animal Poison Control sites, too, for example at the very bott=
om of
you will find
> Question 3:
> In additional to cycad, what are some other
> agents that can cause centrilobular hepatic necrosis?
> Answer:
> Acetaminophen, aflatoxin, mushrooms (Amanita,
> Galerina, Lepiota), blue green algae (microcystin),
> xylitol, castor bean, and iron.

On Feb 1, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Jeff wrote:

> Does anyone see any ingredients in this list that might be potentially ha=
rmful to ferrets? It=92s Proden PlaqueOff, a powder made for dogs and cats =
to help remove plaque and tarter and keep teeth clean.
> Ingredients: Natural plant marine algae D1070, minerals and trace mineral=
s 22%, fibre 6%, proteins with all amino acids 6%, Omega-3 fatty acids 2%. =
Free of artificial coloring, preservatives, gluten, salt and sugar. <br><BR=
>Composition: 52% Polysaccahrides, 22% Minerals and Trace Elements, 6% Fibe=
r, 6% Proteins and Amino Acids, 2% Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids Mineral Co=
ntent per Scoop (in micrograms): Sulphur - 10,000, Magnesium - 2,000, Iodin=
e - 330, Arsenic (low toxicity organic) - 13.3, Cobalt - 1.7


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