Facts about hyponatremia

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Sodium is present in almost every food and has been used in various food products as a flavor enhancer and as a necessary requirement to complete a balanced diet. Dogs and cats who consume sodium that is less than the amount recommended by the Association of American Feed Control (AAFC) are at risk of developing sodium deficiency, also known as hyponatremia.

Hyponatremia is a sodium disorder described by low concentration of serum sodium in the bloodstream. This is usually caused by poor diet and underlying conditions such as excessive sugar (glucose) in the blood.

Anything that is lacking and in excess is harmful. Knowing how much sodium your pets are allowed to take every day is the key to maintaining a healthy amount of sodium concentration in their system. Be mindful of the food you feed them and give supplements containing the current recommended sodium intake.

Bentonite clay is rich in sodium, calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals that, when ingested, can act as a supplement that replaces the missing nutrients needed by the body. Also, it is also known as an effective detoxification tool that remove toxins from the body.

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