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Diatomaceous earth: 5 uses of this natural product for your animals

Diatomaceous earth: 5 uses of this natural product for your animals
Diatomaceous earth: 5 uses of this natural product for your animals

Do you know Diatomaceous Earth? This 100% natural powder is still unknown, even though it has surprising capabilities. A short overview of its uses for our dear animals. Before being an ecological household product, Diatomaceous Earth is powder extracted from mineral rock extracted from ancient lakes. It is actually composed of algae (diatoms) fossilized for millions of years. It is essential to use diatomaceous earth for food only, that is to say unprocessed, and to keep it dry. In this case, this white or brown powder is ecological and contains no material harmful to humans or animals.

1. A natural pest control

Fed up with fleas and ticks that come in the fur of your pet? Want a bio and natural product to eradicate these unwanted? Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth over the entire length of your pet’s back (dog, cat, hen, horses, cows, sheep …) and massage on the back. Do it every other day for a month and you’ll see the difference! Be careful not to put diatomaceous earth on the head and in the eyes of the animal. Another technique is to sprinkle the soil directly on the animal’s living areas, and this, 3 times a week: on the sofa of the house, in the litter of the cat, in the dog’s basket, on the perches of the animals. hens … If you prefer sprayers, you can also mix one liter of water and a tablespoon of diatomaceous earth.

2. An effective dewormer

If you are looking for a treatment against worms, alternative to those particularly chemical sold at the veterinarian, diatomaceous earth can be the solution. But you will have to be patient for the natural dewormer to take effect. To deworm your pet with diatomaceous earth, mix it with water or even milk or yoghurt for the little ones, and introduce the mixture into its meal once a day for a minimum of one week. If you want to be sure that the treatment works, you will have to push up to 30 days. The amount of powder given must depend on the size of the animal: 1 teaspoon for a cat or a small dog, a tablespoon for a dog over 23 kg or a cup for the horse.

3. A non-toxic deodorant

When we spray all over our home the deodorizer bought in the supermarket, we suspect that what we inhale is not really natural. With Diatomaceous Earth, you can neutralize unwanted odors while taking care of your health!   If your cat’s litter has the annoying tendency to smell bad at the smallest pee, sprinkle the soil at the bottom of the tray. Not only will the smells be absorbed, but moisture too!

4. An ear cleaner

Eh yes ! Diatomaceous Earth is not only effective against fleas, ticks or lice, but also for all kinds of mites. If you notice that your pet has dirty and infected ears, do not hesitate to rub some dirt on the skin of his ears for a month. But be careful, do not insert powder inside the ear canal of your hairball!

5. A 100% organic preservative Diatomaceous

Earth, with its high absorbency and as a natural insecticide, can protect dry foods from food mites, moisture or mold.   To keep your cat or dog’s kibble longer, it’s easy. Sprinkle a pinch of dirt in the croquettes and voila!

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