What on Earth is Diatomaceous Earth?
Want To Be Flea Free? Mother Nature Always Does It Best!
DE-poster1S.jpgWant to get rid of fleas safely, naturally, and without the toxic build-up contained in many of the commercial products? Diatomaceous Earth, or DE, is the answer to your flea (and bedbug!) problems. (Always use food grade.)
What is DE?
DE is the fossilized remains of diatoms, or single-celled hard-shelled algae. DE can be used to get rid of bedbugs, ants, silverfish, ticks, and many other-hard shelled insects.
How Does DE Work?
DE kills fleas without harming to your pet! Under the microscope, you can see that these diatoms have very sharp edges. And it is these edges that scrape and cut through the outer shells (exoskeletons) of pests like fleas, bedbugs, etc. The result: dehydration – but with no harm to you or your pet.
Applying DE to Your Pet
Lightly rub the powder into your pet’s fur, and down into the skin. And because the ‘fleas you see’ are only part of the problem, also rub DE into their bedding areas. Cautions: Remember to avoid the eyes (yours and your pet’s) and also avoid breathing the dust. Some people find it drying to their skin and wear gloves.
Besides Getting Rid of Fleas, What Are Some of the Other Uses of DE?
DE-poster2S.jpgIn Europe and Asia, food grade DE has been used for centuries as an internal cleanser and supplement. It seems to have a myriad of benefits according to anecdotal evidence. (and some of it coming from my staff who decided to take it too.) Some of the reported benefits include:
1. an aid in collagen formation
2. clears out internal parasites
3. lowers cholesterol
4. provides needed trace minerals
5. Strengthens nails…
6. and more
Why Haven’t I Heard About This Natural Remedy Before?
Well, probably for the same reason that the multi-national pet food companies spend thousands of dollars (millions?) on trying to sell you dead, dehydrated, grain/carbohydrate based, bagged ‘food’ for your pet, instead of suggesting a natural, species appropriate food that you can buy for much less cost, and with much improved health for your pet. They can’t make any $$$ on truly natural items – they don’t have a corner on that market.
Where Can I Get DE?
We have 3 sizes available at True Carnivores. (And we only sell Food Grade DE by PermaGuard – don’t buy the ‘garden type DE’ as it may have other chemicals or impurities in it.) People call us from all over Greater Vancouver to purchase it for anything from fleas to bedbug infestations. Try it, you’ll like it… and so will your pet. We carry only the best: PermaGuard food grade diatomaceous earth. Thanks and all the best to you and your four-legged furkids.