Non toxic and safe, diatomaceous earth (DE) is ideal as a feed additive for controlling intestinal parasites in virtually all animals including dogs, cats, small animals, and poultry. Due to the mineral content DE can also provide other health benefits such as improved digestion and coat condition.
It is made from naturally sedimentary rock ground down to a very fine powder. It has microscopic particles which are highly abrasive and absorbent, dehydrating the insect fatally while being safe for your pet.
DE can eliminate the most common intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. To be most effective DE should be fed for at least a month to catch the whole lifecycle.
DE is effective against intestinal worms only. Prior to introducing any new product have a Faecal Egg Count (FEC) so you have a record of your starting point. We recommend that all dogs have regular faecal egg counts (at least twice a year) to avoid unnecessary control programmes.
DE should be fed daily for at least 30 days, mixed with your pets food
Small dogs and puppies, cats and kittens: 1.5 tsp. Daily
20kg or less: 1 tsp.
20-40kg: 1 tbsp.
41kg + 2 tbsp
Always check with your vet before introducing new supplements to puppies, kittens, and animals with serious health conditions. DE is best fed with raw or wet foods. If you only feed dry, add water or broth to moisten the powder.