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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Diatomaceous Earth for Papillons, dogs, Cats, Pets, and more.

Have you ever tried Diatomaceous Earth on your dog? You be surprised how good this natural , non poisonous, product works to eliminate all kinds of pests on your pet, and even general home like bed bugs!!!

Diatomaceous Earth is a very fine sand made up of the fossilized remains of hard shelled algae called diatoms. It kills fleas and parasites mechanically by dehydrating them.
Diatomaceous Earth is an organic wormer, and it will kill any worms or parasites the pets may have.
You can use it as a daily food supplement for safe worming. Food grade Diatomaceous Earth is available in feed stores.
Here are the recommended quantities:
  • Dogs 100 lbs + - 1-2 tablespoons
  • Dogs 50 - 100lbs - 1 tablespoon
  • Dogs Under 50 lbs - 1 teaspoon
DE is a non toxic way to control pests and parasites but in order to be effective, it must be used on an ongoing basis.
Make sure to follow the directions the manufacturer suggests and if you have any questions at all it is best to consult your dog's veterinarian.Here is another successful feeding schedule suggestion from a cat lover: Feed to a small dog one eight of a teaspoon for 14 days of the month, every months.
There are many web sites, which recommend using it on your dog ,cat, to kill fleas. Yes, it will kill fleas, bugs, bedbugs, mites, all kinds of pests on pets, and livestock. But they also mention with this recommendation to wear a face mask, when applying the powder, to avoid getting the powder into your lungs.My opinion is, that , if it should not get into your lungs, than it should not get into your dog's lungs neither.DE is an inhalation hazard by the CDC. It can cause silicosis.