Diatomaceous earth ( DE) is an all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. DE is an absorbent mineral formed from the remains of diatoms, and is composed mainly of amorphous silica. Alternative names include diatomite and kieselguhr.
Diatoms are microscopic unicellular algae of the phylum Bacillariophyta, and can occur in marine or fresh water. Structurally in two halves – hence their name - their cell walls are impregnated with silica which builds up into large beds. Diatomaceous earth is therefore found close to the sites of current or former water bodies.
DE can be used both internally and externally.It is milled to a fine powder, producing irregularly shaped particles of silica. Unlike conventional insecticides, its action is entirely mechanical, leaving no harmful chemical residues which may affect other animals.
We only use and sell Food Grade DE
These are the Suggested Daily Feeding rates:
Kittens: - 0.5 teaspoon
Cats: 0.5 - 1 teaspoon
Puppies: - 0.5 - 1 teaspoon
Dogs up to 5kgs - 0.5 teaspoon
Dogs 10 kgs - 1 teaspoon
Dogs 20 kgs - 1.5 teaspoons
Dogs 30 kgs - 2 teaspoons
Dogs 40 kgs - 2.5 teaspoons
Dogs 50 + kgs - 3 teaspoons
Horses - 50 - 100 grams in daily ration
Contents: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth