Sodium is responsible in muscle contraction, nerve signal transmission, and various enzymes operations in our body. Just like us, if your pet does not get enough sodium, they might also be at risk of developing sodium disorders such as hyponatremia. Although it can be diagnosed easily, symptoms may be difficult to reverse as it needs to be corrected on its underlying cause.
Hyponatremia is usually a result of another disease. For example, if a pet has a chronic kidney failure, it may experience signs associated to the symptoms of the underlying cause.
In general, cats and dogs with hyponatremia can experience symptoms ranging from mild to fatal. These include the following:
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.