Adding Diatomaceous Earth into Dogs diets
Updated: Aug 11, 2020
We all love our pooches and want them to be healthy and happy and our Fine Diatomaceous Earth can help them stay that way.
Mix Fine Grade DE into your dog’s food
Mixing Fine DE into your dog’s food is a natural way to help prevent fleas from making themselves at home in your dog's coat. The DE helps support their immune system, digestion and because Diatomaceous Earth is a form of silica it supports strong nails, skin and coat. The best results are when the dog is consistently eating the DE feed mixture. DE is also known to help with worm issues in dogs as well as providing them a boost of minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
The recommended ratio for mixing Fine Grade DE into your pets feed:
We recommend adding 2% of the weight of your dog's food. For example, your dog might eat 100 grams dry food and 50 grams wet food, the Diatomaceous Earth to be added would be 2% of 150 grams which is 3 grams. We recommend only feed DE to puppies that are eating solid foods. Please be careful not to breath in the Diatomaceous Earth as like most minerals they can be potentially harmful once inhaled.
If you feed your dog wet food:
In a dish, simply mix the measured amount of DE into the portion of wet food.
If you feed your dog dry food:
Either in a dish, simply mix the measured amount of Fine Diatomaceous Earth into the portion of dry food or alternatively you can when you buy a new bag of dry food calculate 2% of the bags weight and add the correct amount of DE to the entire bag. Be sure to shake the bag well to ensure the powder is evenly spread. Repeat this with every new food bag. By adding Diatomaceous Earth to the bag, you get the added bonus that insects like ants and weevils that can get into the food are deterred.
Every time you go to feed your dog be sure to shake the bag as the DE will settle at the bottom of the bag with time. Please be careful not to inhale the DE as like most minerals they can be potentially harmful once inhaled.
When using DE we recommend wearing a protective mask for your own safety and well being.