Is diatomaceous earth (DE) good to use on pets?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by McGoo, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I was just wondering if DE would keep dogs and cats from getting worms. Is it possible to sprinkle in their food? Around their bedding? Has anyone had experience with this? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Quote:Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    Food grade (Codex Grade Fossil Shell Flour) DE will help prevent worms, fleas, ticks, etc. I put it in my feed, brush it into their fur, sprinkle bedding and my barns with it.

    Just remember CODEX Grade - food grade only.

  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Mine says Food Grade, but it doesn't say fossil shell. It's out in the rootcellar now so I don't have a photo....but I absolutely knew (from reading the posts) that it had to be food grade and it states it. I got it at the feed store.

    So I could put a little around/on the cat who I'm concerned about, given that he's outside most of the time and is a great hunter. A chipmunk a day with a mole for evening snack. I'm sure they've got worms and so I suppose he does too? Well using DE won't hurt - great I'll use some.

  4. ncgnance

    ncgnance Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Iredell County, NC
    I am glad someone opened this thread and that now I can ask my question. I read that you can sprinkle DE on chicken feed. How much do you use??? And can I spray it in the coop?? Can I use it on my biddies??

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