Is Your Pet Exposed to Glyphosate? And what to do about it.

Updated on: January 05, 2023
Is Your Pet Exposed to Glyphosate? And what to do about it.

More and more evidence is being published showing that humans have the toxin called Glyphosate in their systems. A recent study shows that up to 80% of humans have traces of glyphosate in their urine. But what about our pets? Continue reading to learn more about glyphosate, how your pets come in contact with it and what do to prevent and remove glyphosate.

What is glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a herbicide that’s used to control weeds and grasses. It’s the active ingredient in many herbicide products, including the popular Roundup. Glyphosate has been registered as a pesticide in the U.S since 1974, and It’s also commonly used in many other countries around the world. Herbicides containing glyphosate are also referred to as weed killers.

Even at low concentrations, Roundup and glyphosate are linked to myriad health problems, including everything from kidney disease to birth defects to cancer.

How are pets exposed to glyphosate?

"Pets may be more vulnerable to toxins because they are lower to the ground, have unprotected paws and may eat foods laced with glyphosate", says Dr. Karen Becker, a veterinarian widely recognized for her Healthy Pets blog.

None of this information is meant is to scare us as pet owners but it is important to know the risks of chemical exposure. Sadly, our pets can be exposed to glyphosate where they live and exercise, in the air they breathe and the food they eat. 

How bad is pet exposure to glyphosate?

“In a pilot study, we noticed that dogs’ glyphosate levels were, on average, 50 times higher than people’s,” said Dr. John Fagan, chief scientist at HRI Labs and former researcher at the National Institutes of Health.

50 times higher. If we as people should be concerned about our exposure to chemicals like glyphosate then our pets need even more attention.

A six-year study by Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine reported a 70% higher risk of canine malignant lymphoma (CML) in dogs exposed to professionally applied pesticides. Pesticides such as glyphosate. If you are looking to prevent cancers and other serious diseases in your pet then look to remove glyphosate.

What can pet parents do to combat glyphosate?

Do your best to avoid additional exposure. Try to find areas that haven't been sprayed with chemicals, do research on the source of the ingredients in your pets food, and use supplements to help combat the negative effects of glyphosate.

Poli Pet Renew binds to and removes heavy metals and toxins such as glyphosate. By using Poli Pet Renew long term, you can help remove existing glyphosate residue as well as keep your pets body healthy from future glyphosate exposure. 

Learn more about Poli Pet Renew here.