Diatomaceous Earth, other wise know as DE, is not just a natural fantastic way to control and deal with internal parasites and flies which is achieved by adding to food and or dusting your dog along with the bedding area and surrounding carpets. DE also has a plethora of other fantastic benefits too.
:Cleanses the digestive tract.
:Supports healthy digestion.
:Improves cholesterol and heart health.
:Provides the body with trace minerals.
:Improves bone health.
:Promotes hair growth.
:Promotes skin health and strong nails.
:Natural Home, Garden Pest & Chemical defence.
To be most effective, Diatomaceous Earth should be fed for at least 30 days, to catch all newly hatching eggs or the cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach.
The Diatomaceous Earth we stock is non-toxic, 100% human grade and is primarily made up of skeletal structures from underwater plant forms known as fossils. Diatomaceous Earth is an amazing natural product from the purest fresh water source. This fine powder is made up of the fossilised microscopic skeletal remains of hard-shelled plant-like algae called diatoms.
As mentioned Diatomaceous Earth has many health benefits, most are due to the mineral content, which consists of about 85% amorphous silica and approximately 20 trace minerals. The silica in Diatomaceous Earth is effective in preventing premature ageing. Silica can also make age spots fade and also helps to repair and maintain lung tissue elasticity.
The average human body (for example) holds approximately seven grams of silica, needing significantly more silica than even important minerals such as iron. Most people are, in fact, silica deficient. Among other things, enough silica in the body is vital enough for calcium absorption.
Dogs 0-20kg 2 tsp
Dogs 20-40kg 1 tbsp
Dogs 40kg 2 tbsp
How It Detoxifies
The sharp points found on fossilised diatom exoskeletons create a safe and non-toxic strong abrasive that scrubs intestinal walls and cuts up any parasites present in the digestive tract. Additionally, as it passes the digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. It also absorbs and removes pesticides, heavy metals, and drug residues.
Hair/fur deserves to be looked after and at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as rich in silica as healthy bones!! which contain 100 micrograms per gram. So using good silica supplement should be part of any ongoing hair care program for revitalization. Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier growth and assures a beautiful shine, lustre and strength. DE is an excellent natural and organic source of silica. If thinning hair/fur is visible, DE can help promote new hair/fur growth. Please note in many cases fur loss can be a result of the body detoxing too, for more information about this, please see our detoxing page.