You and your all natural dog can benefit from many different types of clay.
Types of Healing Clays:
There are many types of healing clays found throughout the world. Here are the most common:
Bentonite is a green clay that has a high absorption rate and a unique chemical structure. The surface particles are both negatively and positively charged. Bentonite can soak up all sorts of wee beasties. Clay is similar to an ant in that it can carry particles three to four times its size and hold on to them as they travel through and outside the body.
Montmorillonite is popularly known as French Green Clay. Montmorillonite gets its green color from the algae-rich dried up sea beds of the Mediterranean. This type of clay is safe- it is perfect to consume internally. When soaked with spring or purified water, Montmorillonite binds to toxins and holds them safely so they can be excreted out of the body. This makes French Green Clay invaluable for removing blood toxins, bacteria, and heavy metals.
Montmorillonite clay also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is high in silica and supports the production of fascia and connective tissue to help decongest arthritic and muscular conditions. Therapeutic use of French Green Clay could help to relieve symptoms of arthritis in elderly dogs.
Illite is a fine particle- It does not swell when soaked. This green clay is rich in sea minerals. It helps support the body's own healing mechanisms by having the highest adsorption rate. Illite is a magnet for toxins and it is by far the best choice for detoxification purposes.
Redmond Clay can be used internally and externally. It’s high sodium and calcium content make it perfect for topically drawing out infections and bacteria due to it's polarity that attracts those nasty bugs. Redmond clay can be used for joint care, insect bites, stings, and topical inflammations.