What Is Calcium Bentonite Clay?
Through Pelology, the study of earthen clays, it has been documented that for thousands of years wild animals, including dogs, have been consuming clay-rich soil to help supplement mineral deficiencies, to counteract toxins and to aid in healing sickness. There are many types of clays people use today for healing purposes but Calcium Bentonite Clay is known to be both safe and effective for dogs and does not have consumption restrictions compared to other clays. Calcium Bentonite Clay is mainly composed of the mineral montmorillonite and is formed when volcanic ash erupts from a volcano, filters through water, and collects pure minerals, which then turns into highly energized and mineralized clay. The largest deposit of Bentonite Clay can be found in Fort Benton, Wyoming.
Bentonite Clay is known for its highly absorptive properties and its ability to draw out heavy metals, drugs, allergens, and other toxins in people and dogs while cleaning the intestinal tract. Once you add a liquid to Calcium Bentonite Clay, it will carry a strong negative charge that bonds to the positive charge found in toxins. When taken internally, it will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use in its place. When used externally, it will help detox and clarify by drawing toxins from the skin. Other benefits include eliminating pesticides, chemicals, and heavy metals from the body as well as improving digestion and assisting in the healing of many conditions including diarrhea, arthritis, giardia, yeast infections, allergies, dental plaque, and more.
Benefits of Bentonite Clay for Dogs
- Supports gastrointestinal health by balancing gut bacteria. This can help with occasional loose stool or gastric distress such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, bloating, and gas. It also helps to alkalize the body which can alleviate acid reflux.
- Boosts Immunity by supporting a normal inflammatory response. In addition, it is known to help with MRSA, Salmonella, and E.Coli bacteria.
- Can speed up healing wounds by stopping bleeding in minor wounds, prevent scab formation, and keeping the healing wound from itching.
- Improves oral health when used as a toothpaste by helping to remineralize teeth.
- Help with skin irritations like blemishes, insect bites, rashes, burns, and eczema.
- Supports normal liver function by helping to neutralize harmful toxins that enter the body through the mouth, the nose, and the skin by eliminating it from the body and replacing the toxins with its own minerals.
For Safe and Effective Use
- Use glass or wooden containers and utensils to avoid it coming into contact with metal
- Use pure filtered or spring water
- It is best to wait at least two hours after your dog ingests clay to give any medication
- Offer plenty of water to your pup after using clay