Diatomaceous Earth for Healthy Pets and Poultry

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) has many diverse uses for people, pets and around the home. It is also environmentally friendly and healthy for chickens.

Diatomaceous Earth has been used for decades as a natural, safe insecticide/pesticide. It is also used around the home for cleaning and deodorizing.

Humans consume food grade DE in grains, beverages, and medicines. Many individuals have discovered the benefits of adding DE to their dietary and beauty regimen.

Pets and Poultry want to look and feel good too! Adding DE to their diets will control parasites and improve their over-all health.

Poultry will also benefit from DE’s natural functions of deodorization and absorption. By drying up manure faster, it keeps coops cleaner, drier and odor free. Adding DE to dust baths will keep feathers and skin clean and encourage preening that conditions feathers.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is approved by the USDA for feeding to livestock at a rate of 2% of dry weight of food or 1 cup for 50 pounds of feed.

Kittens: ½ teaspoon
Cats and Puppies: ½ – 1 teaspoon

Dogs under 35 lbs: 1 teaspoon
Dogs 35 – 50 lbs: 2 teaspoons
Dogs over 50 lbs: 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs: 2 tablespoons

Poultry: mix with feed at a 2% concentration or 1 cup for 50 pounds of feed.

There are different grades of DE. Of the 600 deposits in the USA, only four are considered food grade. Food grade DE is considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA.

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Apply Diatomaceous Earth on Cats and Dogs

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It is simple to apply natural non-toxic Diatomaceous Earth on cats and dogs to kill fleas.

Put a small amount of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in your palm, rub hands together, start with their head avoiding the eyes and nose. Next apply behind the ears, down the neck and chin.

Add more DE to the palm of your hand and massage into the pet’s coat as close to the skin as possible. In order to bite the host animal, fleas hang out close to the skin. Apply down the back including the tail and area where the tail connects. Rub DE on your pet’s haunches and legs and finally apply to their belly.

Do not bathe your pet for at least 72 hours. Apply Diatomaceous Earth to your pets once a week for three weeks. The first application kills the existing fleas, the second and third application kills the larvae and eggs as they hatch.

Fleas must come in contact with DE. Because the method of killing is by dehydration, fleas can not build up a tolerance like they do with toxic chemicals.

For successful flea eradication it is important to treat your pets and their living environment at the same time. To kill any fleas or eggs that may fall off your pet apply a fine layer of Diatomaceous Earth in their bedding and the areas they prefer in the home.

It is important that you only use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth or EPA approved Diatomaceous Earth around your home and pets.

Find retailers locally by going to Diatomaceous Earth Hotline.

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Diatomaceous Earth for Dogs and Cats

Diatomaceous Earth for Cats and Dogs

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth’s internal benefits for Dogs and Cats extend beyond killing fleas, parasites and worms.

The best Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for pets is 89% to 95% Silica. Silica is the necessary mineral for all animals (including humans) to thrive.


Dogs that need Silica may have sensitive skin and skin eruptions that do not heal easily, such as abscesses and cysts. The dogs might be thin and have difficulty holding weight.

Silica is a good remedy for illnesses that linger such as a constant slightly runny nose or chronic sinusitis. This mineral can help heal corneal ulcers and might retard the development of cataracts. It can treat constipation and also helps impacted anal glands. Silica can diminish the negative effects of vaccinations.

When Diatomaceous Earth is added to older dogs’ diets, they seem to enjoy a remarkable vitality normally associated with much younger canines.

Health benefits that become apparent over time are; weight gain, better growth, stamina, and shiny coats and eyes


Cat owners are adding a small amounts of DE to their pet’s diet for the same reasons as dog owners. There are many benefits cats receive from a consistent dosage of DE including an improved coat, appetite, metabolism, and digestion.

The only caution in regards to cats is, if they are on a vegetarian diet. This diet causes the felines to become too alkaline. Cats with an alkaline system tend to have more urinary tract infections. While Diatomaceous Earth is good for cats with normal diets due to its neutral to alkaline benefits, it is not recommended for cats on a vegetarian diet.

Diatomaceous Earth is neutral tasting. Mix with food or water once a day. For puppies or kittens add to milk.

Cats and Puppies: ½ – 1 teaspoon
Dogs under 35 lbs: 1 teaspoon
Dogs 35 – 50 lbs: 2 teaspoons
Dogs over 50 lbs: 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs: 2 tablespoons

Also see Natural Non-toxic Elimination of Parasites in Pets and Diatomaceous Earth for Killing Fleas on Pets

To find a pet store near you that sells Diatomaceous Earth, visit Diatomaceous Earth Hotline.


Protect your Home and Pets from Fleas

Protect your home and pet from fleas

Don’t use dangerous neuro-toxins to rid your home and pets of fleas.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an odorless, non-toxic, all natural powder. It is the fossilized remains of one-celled aquatic plants (diatoms). Fleas do not become resistant to Diatomaceous Earth, as they do with toxic chemical flea killers.

For indoor home use, apply a thin layer of Diatomaceous Earth in areas where fleas are found or may hide. Lightly sprinkle the Diatomaceous Earth over carpet, upholstered furniture and pets bedding. Leave on for three to four days before vacuuming. You may need to reapply the DE if you continue to see signs of fleas.

Eggs are loosely laid in your pet’s coat and can fall almost anywhere. Eggs hatch into larvae and need a protected environment and are attracted to dark places.

If you have an invasive home flea infestation, apply the Diatomaceous Earth around cracks and crevices. To get in narrow, deep or hard to reach places use a puffer bottle with a crack and crevice applicator or improvise with a plastic mustard/catchup bottle or turkey baster.

You can leave the DE until you no longer see any signs of fleas in the cracks and crevices, at which point you can vacuum it up. In inconspicuous places the powder can be left indefinitely.

Apply Diatomaceous Earth full strength on your Pets; start with one teaspoon for cats and small dogs and one or more Tablespoons for large dogs. Rub into your hands then apply to your animal’s coat massaging it as close to the skin as possible. Reapply every week for three weeks, keep pet dry for 72 hours.

We prefer the Lumino Wellness brand of Diatomaceous Earth. Check with your local pet or health food store for Lumino’s Diatomaceous Earth.

To find a store near you that sells Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, visit Diatomaceous Earth Hotline.

Reported uses for Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth.


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