Have you ever seen a dog scratching around in the ground? Maybe even eating dirt? Well did you known that the mud they are enjoying can help heal dogs from many illnesses and ailments?
Bentonite clay has many health benefits for your dog and it’s a natural detox treatment for you pet.
Clay has been known as one of natures miraculous healers and in recorded human history it has a long list of therapeutic uses. There are many types of clay but the most common one for home treatments is Bentonite Clay which also is the top recommended natural liver detox you can use for your pets…and for you!
Clays come in different colors and structure…with white and green clays used mainly for internal cleansing and red, brown, blue, and yellow clays are used externally. The color of the clay is based on their nutrient and mineral composition
One benefit of using clay is that they can be used in harmony with other forms of treatment. Healing clays are effective and inexpensive. Humans and animals have used healing clays to maintain well-being and as a top self-care treatment.
How Does Clay Work
Clay works to correct imbalances in the body through absorption and adsorption. ABSORPTION is defined as how fast the clay gets saturated. ADSORPTION measures how well it binds or holds onto other substances.
Much of this happens behind the scenes at a micro level. Clay holds a negative charge…while toxins, viruses, harmful bacteria, and parasites are positively charged. The effectiveness of clay comes from being able to pull those positively charged particles out of the bloodstream and eliminate them through the kidneys and bowels.
There are numerous reports of dog evolution involving clay-eating to offset exposure to environmental toxins and to help recover from illnesses. They do this on their own. Like Diatomaceous Earth treatment for fleas and ticks this is an all-natural organic substance.
This type of clay can be used for internal and external treatment options.
Bentonite clay is made up of mainly volcanic ash and it is known worldwide for it is ability to draw out toxins from the body. Native American tribes call bentonite clay “Ea-Wah-Kee” which means “the mud that heals”.
Here are some the benefits of Bentonite Clay for your dog.
- Supports normal liver function – neutralizes harmful toxins by eliminating them from the body and replacing the toxins with it is own minerals.
- Gastrointestinal health – Balances gut bacteria. Clay helps with occasional watery stools or distress from vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, bloating and gas
- Eliminates internal parasites, fluids, gases, toxins and heavy metals.
- Alkalizes the body which can remedy acid re flux. Balances your dogs pH
- Boosts Immunity in the body supporting normal inflammatory responses. Shown to help with Salmonella, E.Coli, and MRSA bacteria.
- Speeds up healing wounds – stops bleeding in minor wounds, lessens scab formation, and reduces wound itchiness during healing.
- Improves oral health -Can be used as a toothpaste for doggy oral care.
- Helps skin irritations such as hot spots, insect bites, rashes, and eczema.
How To Use Healing Bentonite Clay With Your Dog
Never let clay come in contact with metal. It will lose much of it is effectiveness.
Use glass or wooden containers and utensils. Store your clay in glass containers so it stays sterile for first aid use.
- Use ONLY spring or pure filtered water.
- Withhold food from your dog for at least 2 hours after giving an internal clay treatment.
- Wait 2 hours after giving your dog clay before giving any herbs or medications.
- Clay can be used daily until your dog is healed. Discontinue use if no improvement is seen in your dog.
Internal Clay Dosage Cheat Sheet For Dogs
Bentonite clay does wonder to treat Internal issues such as parasites, worms, digestive issues, and detoxification.
Here what you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp bentonite clay
- 4 oz cool spring water (or purified water) for each teaspoon of clay
- Mix the correct ratio of clay to water -so that is (1) teaspoon of clay to (4) ozs of water.
- Let this slurry sit for a few hours– but it is better let it stand overnight
- Give to your dog with a small amount of wet food on an empty stomach
- Wait two hours to feed full morning meal
- Make sure your dog has access to unlimited fresh water.
Give 1/4 tsp clay for each 20 lbs of weight. So when you mix 1 teaspoon of clay to 4 oz water as described above…you would give your dog (1) oz of the mix slurry for every 20 pounds your dog weighs.
You can buy a good premixed Bentonite clay detox if you don’t want to go through these steps- here’s a good one: Wondercide Bentonite Clay Ultra-Pure Natural Detox For Dogs
This treatment applies to both humans and dogs.
Side effects can occur because using clay internally can cause rapid detox. The result can be constipation or diarrhea.
Start slow- remember you are introducing something new to your dogs body. Just because it is healthy doesn’t mean they are ready for too much. If this should occur, ease up on the amount of clay you are using and work your way up to the specified amount.
Use A Clay Poultice for External Treatment
Poultices are used external treatments, insect bites, minor cuts, bacterial infections of the skin.
- 1/2 lb pure green clay
- 1/4 cup cool spring water (or pure filtered)
- Sterile cotton or muslin (unbleached)
- Make a thick paste by mixing clay with just enough water.
- Spread a layer of paste on the center of the muslin. Remember NO metal utensils,,,so use a wooden spoon. Use a good sized glob at least (1) inch thick and make it larger than the treatment area
- Apply the poultice clay side down and leave it. When the clay pulls away from the skin treatment is finished
- You can repeat this once a day until healed
Bentonite Clay Works!
Bentonite clay is a wonderful natural healing treatment option to keep in you pet first aid kit. It supports gastrointestinal health, helps wounds heal and fights infection externally, detoxes your dogs body, put your dogs pH back in balance, boosts immunity and eliminates parasites. Best of all it’s effective, all natural, and inexpensive!
Feel free to drop me a note below in the comment section with questions or a personal experience with Bentonite clay.