The amazing health benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for your dog or cat!

Health benefits of diatomaceous earth for dogs and cats

Diatomaceous Earth has excellent health benefits for humans, but did you know that it can also be used as a natural supplement for our animal friends as well? Let’s find out a little bit more about Diatomaceous Earth and its health benefits for dogs, cats and other animals. 

What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth is powder made from a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock, which is derived from the remains of diatoms, or oceanic unicellular algae. These diatoms break down over the years to form a thick, white siliceous powder known as diatomaceous earth, which has many health benefits for peope AND for pets!  We stock Vondi’s Diatomaceous Earth for Pets to make sure that your dog or cat gets the best quality, safe and effective Diatomaceous Earth possible!

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What are the benefits of using diatomaceous earth for your pet?

Diatomaceous Earth has a number of health benefits for your dog or cat:

  • Natural de-wormer

Diatomaceous Earth is also an effective deworming supplement for pets. It helps to eradicate roundworms, whipworms, pinworms and hookworms in dogs and cats. Add Diatomaceous Earth to your pooch or kitty’s daily meals for at least a month to kill hatching eggs and worms moving around in their stomach. Remember to mix the diatomaceous earth thoroughly into your pet’s food as he or she may inhale the powder which may cause sneezing or irritation in the lungs.  Also see Feelgood Pets Worm Dr as another natural alternative to expel worms in dogs and cats. Worm Dr comes in drop form and can also easily be added to your dog or cat’s food.

  • Good for joints, cartilage and bone health

All the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and all organs in the body need silica for strength and resilience. As silica is an essential ingredient in Diatomaceous Earth, pets with joint problems will definitely benefit from regular doses of this supplement. If your pet struggles with joint problems, Use Diatomaceous Earth daily along with Feelgood Pets Mobilive, a highly effective herbal remedy and natural anti-inflammatory to treat sore, stiff joints and arthritis.

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  • Flea and tick control

Use Diatomaceous Earth as a natural flea and tick repellent for your pet. Diatomaceous Earth will destroy harmful parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and mites and their larvae.  Control fleas and ticks by applying Diatomaceous Earth lightly on your dog or cat’s coat as well as on their bedding and carpets.  Allow the Diatomaceous Earth to settle onto your pet, bedding and carpets for at least three days before vacuuming.  Use Diatomaceous Earth in combination with other natural flea and tick treatments such as Vondi’s Tick & Flea Shampoo, Vondi’s Khakibos Spray or Vondi’s Khakibos Tick & Flea Powder. 

  • Health supplement

Diatomaceous Earth is jam packed with essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, silica, sodium and other trace minerals which is good for your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Use it as a daily health supplement to improve your dog or cat’s skin and coat and digestive functioning. It also acts as a pH alkaliniser and blood cleanser. In addition, Diatomaceous Earth detoxes your pet’s system and helps to expel nasty toxins.

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  • Garden Pest Control

Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent insect repellent and controls garden pests such as snails, worms, ants, spiders, cockroaches, caterpillars, beetles, fruit flies and termites. If you have pets that spend lots of time in the garden and you aren’t happy about using chemical pesticides - then Diatomaceous Earth is exactly what your garden needs! Mix Diatomaceous Earth in water and spray onto plants, shrubs or trees or sprinkle some onto the area around the plants.

  • Natural deodorizer

Diatomaceous Earth acts as an all-natural, chemical-free deodorizer for pets. If you have a smelly pet, apply diatomaceous earth onto the offensive area and vacuum it a day later. Add it to kitty litter to neutralize odours.

How to use Diatomaceous Earth

It is very important to use food-grade Diatomaceous Earth for your pet and NOT the kind used in gardens and pool filters as this will harm your pet. Be careful never to let your pet inhale Diatomaceous Earth (you shouldn’t either!) as it irritates the lungs. 

Use Diatomaceous Earth as a food supplement, as a de-wormer or for joint comfort in the following daily dosages:

1/2 tsp for puppies, kittens, cats and small dogs

1 tsp for dogs under 20kg

1 tbsp for dogs over 20kg

2 tbsp for dogs over 40 kg

Diatomaceous Earth can also be used to dust your pet’s fur to control parasites such as fleas, ticks or flies. Simply rub the Diatomaceous Earth gently onto your pet’s coat. Some pet owners prefer this method because dogs and cats will lick the powder off their fur – thereby working as an internal cleanser as well. It can also be applied on your pet’s bedding and carpet areas to repel parasites. After leaving the Diatomaceous Earth on your pet’s coat for a few days, you can bathe them with a natural shampoo. Try Vondi’s Khakibos Shampoo which is free of chemicals and will also repel fleas and ticks. As the Diatomaceous Earth can sometimes cause your pet’s skin to become a little dry, boost it with Feelgood Pets Skin & Coat Tonic, as well as a spoon or two of Organic Coconut Oil to restore a healthy and glossy skin and coat.

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As you can see, Diatomaceous Earth is a must-have natural supplement for your pet! Use it regularly and you will see a significant difference in your dog or cat’s health and wellbeing!

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  • Anna - October 09, 2018

    Does de powder kill cat lice? Trying to help a feral cat

  • Bonnie Miller - October 09, 2018

    D.E. seems to me to be the most whole supplement I’ve ever researched. D.E. will be a regular every day supplement my CATS and l will be using !!!

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  • Kim - June 19, 2018

    Would love coupons

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