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IBS, colitis, diarreah, cancer with chemo

February 15th, 2007, 07:02 PM
I was looking at the dogfood project and was reading the ingredients in some foods, when I came across one food brand ( Nature's Variety) that had an ingredient that really surprised the heck out of me, it contained a form of clay, Montmorillonite Clay. The last time I had heard about this clay was during the Diamond food recall due to high levels of alfatoxins in the corn they usd, some vets were using this clay to try to rid the dogs of toxins in their body in an attempt to save their livers for further deterioration.

The clay has a unique property if which is caused the toxins to bind so they can be pooped out rather than be passed into the liver which than tries to store the toxins in the dogs fats cells, but if the liver is overtaxed the liver becomes damaged, which can useful for dogs recieving chemo or drugs that can harm the liver.

I decided to read more about it and it can also be used to control diareahha, and other heath problems suachas impoving immune system to combat allergies, it is also a fantastic source of vitamins and trace minerals

Natures Variety has the clay in all their formulations so may be helpful of those dog with IBS or colitis, or unexplained diarreaha

with regard to allergies a bit in this llink

Their high high protein grain free food Raw Instinct also contains and could be quite useful for dogs undergoing chemo to protect their organ in particular the liver from the drugs.

Many places in Canada carry it already, their line of cat food also contain the clay

It might be worth consideration for those that have pets with digestive problems , elevated liver enzymes, has had liver damage or on drugs that can be harmful to the liver or even to see if it can help with allergies

February 15th, 2007, 08:40 PM
I take bentonite clay for liver flushing, my health food store told me that clay products do this, and that is it great for a liver flush. I am wondering if there is enough in these foods to work??? Interesting...
Thanks for the info:thumbs up

February 15th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Very interesting. I wish it had been available back when we were treating Evan's IBD! Definitely would have been worth a try. I've heard of animals seeking out and eating from clay deposits...just can't remember where or what animals :o ...but I wonder if that's why they were going for the clay (to counteract toxins encountered in their diet)?

February 15th, 2007, 09:28 PM
I posted a thread a little while ago about montmorillonite clay and how it helped with diarrhea. Back when Buster (meb 999) was having all the problems. It can be purchased and added to any dog food. I'll see if I can find the info.

February 15th, 2007, 09:33 PM
I found the websites that I posted in my thread. One was the shirley's wellness site and this is the other one: