Diatomaceous Earth For Eliminating Fleas

I have 2 Huskies. I sprinkle diatomaceous earth on their food every day and the result is no fleas and no scratching. Each gets about 1 tablespoon depending on dog's weight.


It has to be FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth, not the stuff with the chemicals (pool grade). You can get this at a feed store, cheap stuff compared to other methods of flea control. I had a bout of fleas a few years ago, horrible. I sprinkled the whole house with borax powder. It took about a week, but there were no more fleas, great stuff!

By Shirl

July 22, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you for posting this. I had been researching the diatomaceous earth and found it's great qualities. it can be used for other things than fleas also. I ordered some online and use it on my 3 cats, sprinkle it on my floors and put some in their food to eliminate the fleas, and like you say, it has to be the food quality. I bought a container for a little less than 15.00 and it goes a long way, and it's safe for both the animals and me. I put it in a flower sifter to spread it.

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July 22, 20100 found this helpful

I've been preaching about our pets and other animals and using food grade diatomaceous earth to control not only fleas, but all internal parasites as well. My throat is sore. I hope other folks will take up the cause and lets get everyone using it.

I don't know why the vets aren't telling people about it. Actually, as far as I know right now, it's the only thing that does work, and never hurts the animal. We gave it to our horses as well. Just sprinkling it on their food every day. It's really great stuff.


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July 23, 20100 found this helpful

I can tell you why vets don't recommend solutions that are low cost or natural is because it interferes with their profits.

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April 30, 20110 found this helpful

Food grade diatomaceous earth is so much easier and better than commercial flea powders which involve excess dustiness that frightens the pet before anything else. The food grade DE is actually beneficial in the event a cat licks it off and ingests it.

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April 21, 20130 found this helpful

I take care of a feral cat colony, and I sprinkle the d.earth in their bedding to keep fleas off of the cats. I also sprinkle it on my grass where my dogs like to lay, and on their bedding. It is great. I had a grasshopper problem in my vegetable garden, d.earth took care of it too. I sprinkle some at the edge of my doors to keep ants from coming in as well. Love the d.earth.

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April 4, 20160 found this helpful

I was told by my vet to never put this on an animal or in what they eat because it will shred their insides.

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