Sodium can be found in almost every natural food. Not only it improves the flavor of the food, it also completes a balanced diet.
We all know that our body needs sodium--so does our pets. This essential mineral regulates fluid levels in the body and aids in cell operations and muscle contraction. According to the Association of American Feed Control (AAFC), cats and dogs need to consume at least 0.02 % to .03% sodium from the food they eat. It can be from a raw source of food, homemade dog meal, or commercial pet dry food.
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.