Severely Ulcerated Ear in a Dog

This series of photos was documented by Dr. Heidi Ward-McGrath from Vetcare in Masterton. This dog presented with severe ear ulcers that had been a problem for 8 years. Many other approaches had been tried and the dog’s ear canal was completely blocked with cysts and infected ulcers. Heidi surgically opened up the ear canal so that it can now drain and the clay was used post-surgery to debride the wound and speed the healing process. Heidi’s words to me were that the surgery site had healed 3 times as quickly as she would have expected with no complications. The client is now using clay packs for their dog to assist with management of the ear and to get on top of any infectious signs before they get a chance to take hold.

Dogs Ulcerated Ear

Dog’s ear prior to surgery.


Inside of ear during surgery.


Post surgery recovery.


4 days after surgery and clay packing started.


The ear packed with clay “putty”.


4 days later with daily packing. The clay was left in for several hours until it shrunk and the plug was loose and easily removed.

The clay is now used as needed to manage the ulcer problem by the owner.

Dog’s Infected Skin Condition

This series of photos was documented by Dr. Heidi  Ward-McGrath from Vetcare in Masterton. The pup was brought in with blisters/warts on the stomach and a bad case of mange (a fungal infection).  Heidi used a combination of a raw food diet, clay baths and clay packing to achieve a very good outcome for this wee girl.

Dog Fungal Infection

The first day before any treatment.

Dog Fungal Infection - photo 2

A close up of the pup’s belly.

Dog Fungal Skin Infection - photo 3

3 weeks of clay treatment and the blisters/warts have gone. Overall skin tone has improved.


Pup a further 3 weeks on and fur growing back well. No fungal infection left.

Dog’s Itchy Spots

The following was posted on Facebook by a practitioner who took a sample of our clay home to try on her dog who is prone to itchy sores that would take a long time to heal. The photo on the left is the sore after 1 clay application, the next shows the second clay pack in place, and then the sore after the second clay pack had been removed.


Endurance Horse Racing Poultice

“I am an Endurance Horse rider and a member of the Wairarapa Endurance club. We race our horses up to a maximum of 160km in one day. Last weekend we had the North Island Endurance Championships in Whareama Wairarapa. After a hard ride we put clay poultice on our horses legs and then wrap them. Most horse people use Tuffrock clay poultice, but I have recently started using your Bentonite Healing Clay with amazing results. Tararua Mistalight ran 80km on Sat 10th and won the FEI 1* event and Mystica Mossimo ran 120km in the hot sun on Sunday the 11th and ran 4th in the FEI 2* event. After the ride both horses had their legs poulticed with your Bentonite Healing Clay and then bandaged. The poultice was left overnight and removed the next day. There was no heat in the legs and they felt cool to the touch. There was no swelling in the joints or tendons and no fluid retention at all.

We all use clay poultice after our rides as it is the best stuff for reducing swelling. I think your product is better and more economical. I would be more than happy to recommend your clay to other horse owners.”

J Mason, NZ Endurance Horse Racing Competitor and Judge

Pressure Sores

“We’ve been using this clay on pressure sores on our kiwi and geckos! Good for everything, this stuff!”

Bryony Griffiths, Pukaha Wildlife Sanctuary