Selenium is one of a group of trace minerals that is essential for proper body functions in both humans and animals. An adequate amount of selenium is needed for the proper function of the thyroid gland and the immune system. Selenium is an antioxidant which functions in conjunction with Vitamin E and certain enzymes to protect cells.

When a dog has excessive selenium in their body, then there are some hints to let you know.

#1 – Loss of nails and hair

#2 – Nausea

#3 – Vomiting

#4 – Depression

#5 – Nervousness

Some pet parents give selenium supplements to their dog. One of the signs of selenium toxicity is muscle degeneration. Some people think their dog has a selenium deficiency and give their dogs even more of this mineral which continues to exacerbate the situation. Stop wondering and discover your dog’s selenium levels today. 

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