Has anyone used diatomaceous earth directly on their dogs coat? I have used it on my carpets and my father inlaw puts it on his cattle and in their feed. I don't currently have a flea or tick problem but with a larger dog in the house again I would like to come up with something not quite as toxic as frontline.
I used it in my pool before, it worked.
Well, the pool grade earth is heat and chemically treated. There is a food grade earth that is supposed to be a natural pesticide, trace element supplement for live stock, and internal parasite insecticide.
Interesting. Hopefully there is someone here that has experience.
I use it in my horse feed and directly on my horses to control worms, mites and fly allergies.
I haven't tried using it on my dogs, but it may be worth a try.
Oh, and I also use Sulphur in my horse feed to control flies. That might work on dogs because it is excreted through the skin.
I suggest you contact Nature's Farmacy. They supply food safe variety and can offer advice http://www.naturesfarmacy.com/
As far as I know diatomaceous earth kills not by being poison, but the fact it's make up of microscopic sea shells, from diatoms, it actually cuts the exoskeleton of insects and such and they dehydrate from fluid loss.
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