clayOne of the products that is great for using for humans and animals alike are healing clays. In fact more is being RE-discovered about their healing benefits with resistant staph infections, wound healing, etc. I typically keep on hand Bentonite Clay which I obtain from Mountain Rose Herbs – where else? Bentonite clay is also one I can feel comfortable using with cats which is always a good thing :-)

An excellent article was written on the quality of clays, their uses, and how to use them on Natural News:
Criteria for Selecting a Quality Healing Clay

Here are more articles on the benefits of Bentonite Clay:
Bentonite Clay Provides a Safe and Effective Detox
Calcium Bentonite Clay: Safe Protection from Environmental Toxins
Top Ten Natural Ways to Remove Heavy Metals
Calcium Bentonite Clay is the Natural Body pH Balancer
Calcium Bentonite Clay Relieves without Pharmaceutical Medicines
Calcium Bentonite Clay is a Natural Way to Protect Yourself from Mercury
Detoxify in the Wake of the BP Oil Disaster with Calcium Bentonite Clay

Here is a remedy that my colleague, Dr. Jeannie Thomason, uses for anal sac problems in dogs:

I make a poultice of about 1/2 clay and 1/2 activated charcoal using filtered or spring water and pure Aloe Vera Gel. I then hold it over the rectum and glands or the impacted gland in question for about 15 minutes. I do this several times a day until the glands shrink back to normal or open up to drain. I also UP the bone content of the dog’s diet.