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Diatomaceous Earth for Pets and Livestock

Diatomaceous Earth for Pets and Animals
*Perma-Guard Earth Works Health Food Grade for Internal & External Use

Cat and DogOur best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Protect them with Diatomaceous Earth. When lightly rubbed into their coats or dusted on their premises, it is very effective against fleas, ticks, lice, and other pests on pet dogs, cats, and birds. It can also be used as an organic wormer and will kill any worms or parasites the pets may have. When using as a de-wormer, mix the Diatomaceous Earth into their food as follows:

Large Cats – 1 teaspoon
Kittens – 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs 100 lbs + – 1-2 tablespoons
Dogs 50 – 100lbs – 1 tablespoon
Dogs Under 50 lbs – 1 teaspoon
Mini dogs – 1/2 teaspoon

As pets get older, they also get sore joints. With Diatomaceous Earth in their diet they will feel better. Apply to moist kennel areas to reduce odors, dry the area, and prevent pest breeding. Deodorizing and absorption are natural functions of DE, so add to kitty litter to absorb odors and keep the litter box drier.

Veterinary naturopaths Drs. Kim Bloomer & Jeannie Thomason, hosts of the online radio show, Animal Talk Naturally, have this to say about our Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth: “Our work is based on natural, preventive care for animals so of course we are always on the lookout for good, quality NATURAL products to help our clients and our listening audience that won’t break the bank. We’ve long been proponents of FOOD-grade diatomaceous earth as a natural pest control for both external and internal use in animals. Earth Works Health has provided both the high quality and affordability of DE in their Perma-Guard product that we look for in our own personal use as well as for our clients.”

Pig and CowAll livestock: Horses, Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Chickens and others will benefit from the use of Diatomaceous Earth. It is completely safe and nontoxic.

Some of the benefits that have been observed:*

  • Control of fleas and ticks
  • Stimulates basic metabolism
  • Converts feed better
  • Reduces the desire to lick soil
  • Scouring or diarrhea: when fed it seems to act as a material that draws both virus and bacteria out of the body and solidifies the stool
  • Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls
  • Better coat and hoof condition
  • Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population
  • Reduces annual vet bills–Decreased Mortality
  • In Cattle: Decreased Mastitis
  • Dairy Cattle: Increased milk production
  • Kills parasites without chemicals
  • Better egg production, stronger eggs, and reduces overall animal stress
  • Added to livestock waters, will prevent algae from growing

Animal Use - Suggested Feeding and Application Rates:

Animal Suggested Rate
Beef Cattle 1% of total weight of dry ration 5% in grain or 1oz. per day
Dairy Cattle 1% of total weight of dry ration or 1 oz. per day
Calves 4 grams in morning milk per calf or 2 oz. per day in feed
Chickens 5% in feed, use at full strength in dusting boxes
Hogs 2% of total feed ration, dust or spray on bedding and animals
Horses 5 ounces (1 cup) in daily feed ration
Sheep 1% in ground grains 1 part Diatomaceous Earth to 2 parts T-M salt
Goats 1% in grain, 1/2 oz per day, up to 50% in T-M salt

For large animals, DE may also be offered “free Choice” as long as dispenser is protected from the wind. Your livestock will also get the benefit of over 14 trace minerals that make up Diatomaceous Earth.

* All Diatomaceous Earth products not in original Perma-Guard packaging have been repackaged from perma-guard 50lb bag with permission by the Perma-Guard company.  NEVER feed any other type of DIATOMACEOUS EARTH to any animal, other than the Food Grade fresh water DIATOMACEOUS EARTH by Perma-Guard Shipped by EarthWorks Health

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My name is Bree Weasner, and I’ve been bringing pet owners like you valuable information on pet nutrition and natural holistic alternatives to conventional pet care since 2001.

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