As pet owners we know what joy and happiness our furry friends can bring to our lives, and naturally we want the very best for them. The cornerstones of good health are a balanced diet and exercise, but the power of clay can be harnessed to provide that extra boost to a pets’ wellbeing. Here’s a look at some of the most popular supplements.
Montmorillonite Clay as a food supplement
Montmorillonite Clay is gaining popularity as a natural food supplement for pets. Some studies suggest that it may be particularly helpful for animals with digestive problems, because of its calming effect on the gut. It may help to ease stomach pains, diarrhoea and constipation.
Detoxification and immune system support
Clay is also beneficial for flushing harmful substances from the system, because of its ability to absorb and bind to toxins and carry them out of the body through the natural elimination of waste. The minerals in the clay may also promote a strong immune system, ensuring that your pet is more resistant to illnesses and infections.
Green clay for wound healing
Green clay has an electromagnetic charge that can help to daw infected particles out of a wound and promote the healing of the skin. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to make a poultice with a Clay Pack.
Diatomaceous earth (DE) for flea and tick control
DE can be used in various ways as a natural remedy for pets. However, it’s important to use food-grade products that are specifically labelled as safe to use for pets. Other types of DE can be treated with chemicals that are potentially harmful to animals.
The main purpose of DE for pets is to control fleas, ticks, and internal parasites. It can be used externally as a natural alternative to chemical-based flea treatments, working to dehydrate the parasites and kill them.
DE can also be used to decontaminate your home or ensure that it is kept free from unwanted pests such as fleas and ticks and other unwelcome intruders. The powder can be sprinkled on pet’s bedding, carpets, and other surfaces and left for a few days before being vacuumed up. However, take care that your pet does not inhale any of the product.
DE can also be used internally as an alternative to a traditional dewormer. Remember that before using the product, it’s recommended to check with a vet first that they will be suitable for your pet, particularly if they have preexisting health conditions or are taking any other medication.
Always ensure that the manufacturers’ instructions are followed, and that you monitor your pet closely for any adverse reactions and adjust the dosage if necessary.
When used correctly, natural clay products can be a powerful tool to keep your pet in the very best condition, helping you both to enjoy life together to the fullest.