How to know if your pet has hyponatremia?

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In general, hyponatremia occurs when your dog or cat lacks sodium over a long period of time. When the concentration of sodium becomes insufficient, hyponatremia occurs.

Animals with hyponatremia have a concentration of serum sodium lower than 140 mEq/L. This is usually caused by poor diet or illnesses (such as kidney or liver failure and heart diseases) that alters the ability of the kidney to excrete water. Cats and dogs suffering from sodium disorder may show no signs while others can experience symptoms that are potentially life-threatening.

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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