How It Works
When taken internally calcium bentonite clay goes to work attracting toxins, allergens, parasites and bacteria, cleaning the bowels and intestinal tract. It has a strong negative ionic absorptive and adsorptive properties which bind with harmful, positively-charged substances and pass them safely out of the body. Animals, not having scientific understanding, instinctually seek out clay when they have consumed an excess of unfriendly compounds. Also, working synergistically with plants, clay has made available entirely new staple foods containing valuable nutrients alongside harmful bitter components which would have made such food dangerous previously but are able to provide sustenance now with the clays influence. In a similar way to how early humans learned to cook otherwise inedible food sources, many animals have learned how to use clay to turn the odds of survival in their favor. It is an apt example of the way in which the natural world evolves to sustain life as environments change.
While more prevalent among herbivores that consume higher levels of plant toxins, all types of animals have been observed consuming clay-based soils. Domesticated animals or wild animals kept in captivity may have a need for clay but are artificially kept apart from it which can result in deterioration of their health.
Here are some examples of the way animals have intertwined their health maintenance with clay: gorillas eat clay to combat diarrhea; rats seek it out if they ingest pesticide; birds keep internal parasites under control with it; elephants dig down to subsurface clay with their tusks to attain their massive sodium, potassium, calcium, and manganese requirements. And even wolf and tiger droppings have been found with large clay deposits in them.
Through noting how important clay consumption is to a myriad of species it is worth considering including it in your own pet’s food or water supply. It is not fully known all of the instinctual reasons that animals go to such great lengths to seek out clay but healthier and happier animals seem to be a result. Often when house pets are given the choice they will choose food and water containing clay over plain food or water. Because instictually they know they will benefit from it. Clay baths for your pets can also have good results on reversing external conditions and maintaining coat luster.
Just as with human consumption the quality of the clay must be high. Animin has a different label on the packaging as its sibling product Mojave Pure which is intended for human consumption but the clay inside is exactly the same. Your pet is getting food grade calcium bentonite clay. The quality is excellent. This is important since many clays on the market are NOT for internal use. This also means you and your pet can share the same package.
The late Dr. Al Plechner was a practicing veterinarian in Los Angeles, California. He recommended calcium bentonite clay to his patients for more than 40 years. Dr. Plechner found that including clay in the diet of his patients enhanced their nutritional uptake and aided in the healing process. As Dr. Plechner stated, “We can only treat the clinical effects of a disease, but often the success or failure of our therapy will depend on the overall health of the patient. Natural clay can make that difference.”
As with anything in life it is always best to do your research, inform yourself and check with the seller and/or your personal veterinarian to see what their recommendation is regarding the use of calcium bentonite clay internally for your precious pets.