Diatomaceous Earth

WHAT IS IT:

Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable, all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. DE is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth’s ecology since prehistoric times.

It is believed that 30 million years ago, the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite. The diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like talcum powder to us. It is a mineral based pesticide.

DE is approximately 3% magnesium, 84% silica, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as calcium, titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium. DE is a natural (not calcined or flux calcined) compound. DE is a natural grade diatomite.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS:

–       Acts as a natural de-wormer when fed orally to pets.
–       Removes fleas when rubbed onto your pets fur or sprinkled onto their bed.
–       Helps with hair and nail growth.
–       Reduces odors in kitty litter and pet carriers.
–       Helps with regular bowel movements.
–       Is known to increase energy.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK:

Diatomaceous earth is almost as hard as a diamond (Hardness scale: Diamonds are rated a 9 and DE is rated a 7). This is very important because as those millions of tiny, hard and sharp DE cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they ‘scrub’ the walls, cutting up and killing any larger parasites such as tapeworms. All of these activities result in a healthier body with a boosted immune system due to the ability to better absorb nutrients, leaving your pet feeling healthier all around.

 

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

Dogs:
–       10 – 30lb: 1tsp. per day
–       30 – 50lb: 1tbsp. per day
–       50 – 100lb dog: 1 – 1½  tbsp. per day
–       100lb+ – 2tbsp.

Cats:
–       ½ tsp – 1 tsp per day

Kittens:
–       ½ tsp per day

 

Diatomaceous earth is a supplement that does NOT need to be given every single day. Do not use it continuously on small cats, small dogs, kittens or puppies. For deworming and flea control, use it for 30 days straight, 1-2 times a year. Make sure to watch your pets water intake as feeding DE will increase water flow through the body up to 30%.

Make sure to use only food grade DE as other forms can be toxic to you and your pets.