Diatomacous Earth is deadly to any insect yet completely harmless to animals. Diatomaceous Earth’s mode of action for insect and parasite control is strictly mechanical. The microscopically sharp edges contact the insect or parasite, and pierce their protective coating, so they soon dehydrate and die. The larvae is affected in the same way.
Internal parasites can be controlled by giving Diatomaceous Earth internally. It is very important to note that it must be food grade – the earth used in gardens and pool filters can damage your dog.
Diatomaceous Earth can eliminate roundworms, whipworms, pinworms, and hookworms within seven days of being fed daily.
To be most effective, Diatomaceous Earth should be fed for at least 30 days, to catch all newly hatching eggs or the cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach.
Another use for Diatomaceous Earth is the control of external parasites and flies. This is achieved by dusting your dog with Diatomacous Earth, along with his bedding area and surrounding carpeted areas.
Coarsely chopped carrots mixed in with the dog’s food acts as an effective dewormer. The carrot scrapes the mucus, which houses the parasite, off the walls of the intestines. Within a few hours, the dog will expel the carrot, in the same shape and size, along with the mucus and worms.
Recent studies have shown that pumpkin seeds can be used as an effective deworming agent to expel tapeworms and other parasites in both dogs and humans.
An amino acid, cucurbitacin, found in pumpkin seeds, paralyzes the worms and expels them from the digestive tract. Apart from its ability to treat parasites, pumpkin seeds offer other health benefits. They’re a rich source of fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, potassium, folic acid, amino acids, calcium and niacin, so they’re excellent for your dog’s overall health.
Ingredients - Diatomaceous Earth, carrot, pumpkin seeds, garlic.