Diatomaceous Earth for Pets
First, let's begin by saying DE Food Grade is Safe for Pets!
Silicon dioxide is diatomaceous earth, a naturally-occurring
material composed of the shells of minute, single-celled
algae. Silica gel is an amorphous form of silicon dioxide.
Both employ a physical mode of action to control insects. They
are abrasive and act as desiccants, removing the oily,
protective film that covers insects' bodies, causing them to
dry out and die.
It kills by physical action, not chemical. The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect's waxy coating, and dehydrate it. Which makes it great for fleas and ticks!
HI DEfoodgrade...We are so happy that we tried this in our
downstairs laundry room. Tried for ten years to rid ourselves
of spiders with no avail until we sprinkled some DE around
baseboards. NO more spiders!! If I even see one, it is a dead
one. So grateful....Thank you
Jackie Y - Tampa
No More Ants
DE is a health supplement for farm pets and animals. As pets get older, they often get sore hips and stiff, painful joints. Diatomaceous Earth in your pet's daily diet will reduce arthritic inflammation. Following is recommended daily doses for Dogs and Cats as an organic wormer - (complete worming can take up to a month to be safe).. Reported great results with sore and painful hips and joints, and even a fuller, healthier shiny coat as a regular daily supplement.
Large Cats: 1 teaspoon, Kittens :1/4 teaspoon, Dogs 100 lbs + : 1-2 tablespoons, Dogs 50-100lbs: 1 tablespoon, Dogs Under 50 lbs: 1 teaspoon Mini dogs: 1/2 teaspoon. DE Food Grade is as good for your pets as it is for you. For your pet's living areas, apply to moist kennel and bedding areas to reduce odors, dry the area, and stop fleas and ticks from breeding. Cat Litter-Kitty Litter: Liberally add to litter box to effectively control dampness and odors.
Here's some added bonuses!It can kill ants, bedbugs, mites, ticks and roaches, along with other creepy crawlers. DE is safe to use around children and pets. In fact, many people use DE to kill fleas on their dogs and in their homes. The powder is dusted on the animal to kill the fleas and larva. It can also be applied to carpets and floors and the excess vacuumed up.
Get rid of Pests
Most asked question we get is..."will it kill ants"? Answer, YES! And if you sprinkle some around the baseboard in your home or outside it will also do away with dreaded spiders!
Works Great on both!
According to NPIC there are currently over 150 products
registered for use inside and outside of buildings, farms,
gardens, and pet kennels. Diatomaceous earth products are
registered for use against bed bugs, cockroaches, crickets,
fleas, ticks, spiders, and many other pests.
Diatomaceous earth has been used as a de-wormer for livestock for many years. It can cleanse and detoxify the digestive system when taken internally.
For your chickens or farm animalsBetter egg production, stronger eggs, and reduces overall animal stress When chickens were fed a diet that contained less silicon dioxide than normal, their bone formation was harmed. This suggests that silicon dioxide plays an important role in bone formation.