Diatomaceous Earth - Greenpet

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Greenpet Diatomaceous Earth

  • pure food grade
  • suitable for cats,dogs and horses

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Diatomaceous Earth


Animal food grade diatomaceous earth. This is a non-toxic substance made from fossilized diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae.

Coarse ground diatomaceous earth (0.9-2mm) may be used for feeding to livestock or poultry, dusting pens, greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass, up to and including the day of harvest.

Ideal for agricultural use and as a feed supplement for animals.

Species Dosage
Cats  1/2 - 2 teaspoons twice daily 
Small Dog 3-9 KG 1-2 teaspoons twice daily
Medium Dog 10-24 KG 1-2 teaspoons twice daily
Large Dog 25-50 KG 2-3 teaspoons twice daily
Miniture Ponies under 10 hh 1/4 cup daily
Ponies 11-14.2 hh 1/2 cup daily
Horses 14.3-17hh 1 cup daily

 Mix into moist food for up to 30 days

Caution avoid contact with eyes and avoid breathing in fine dust particles

DE is sometimes used as an insecticide, due to its physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects' exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. Arthropods die as a result of the water pressure deficiency, based on Fick's law of diffusion.

The microscopic matrix of DE make it a great desiccant. It can absorb up to 6 six times its weight in water. It also can be used in the absorption of Ethylene Gas to reduce decay in fruits and produce. The combination of refrigeration and DE as a filter medium is one of the best ways to extend shelf life of fruits and produce commercially and in the home fridge. One should always use a food grade not a pool grade DE when using it as a desiccant filter near fruit & produce.

100% organic and sourced from freshwater.


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