Diatomaceous Earth for Pets

Surface use

Discourage fleas, ticks, mites and lice that can be a nuisance around the home as a result of household pets.

Apply thoroughly but lightly - DE is a desiccant which means it has a drying effect.


Dust DE in and around beds, within bedding, kennels, baskets, perches in and around the home where blood-sucking parasites may be present.  Pay particular attention to areas your pets spend a lot of time or parasites are likely to be. Apply regularly for best results.  It has been quoted that the fleas that you actually see are only 10% - 20% of the population.  Severe infestations may require additional natural control methods in conjunction with DE.



For inside pets, DE can also be sprinkled into your household carpet in light and even doses.  Leave for a couple of days before vacuuming.  Be cautious with the application, too much has been reported to clog up certain vacuum cleaners.

Applied to kitty litter boxes DE will assist moisture absorption, odour control and reduce attraction by flies.  
Diatomaceous Earth will not harm mammals or your avian friends.  Avoid the eyes as DE will dry them out and be uncomfortable.
Areas that may benefit from drying out, such as hot spots and irritable areas can be dried with a light application of DE. 



Stock and Pet Food Supplement

DE may be added to pet food to improve its texture and palatability to dogs, cats and pet birds. 

The daily application in your pets normal diet will result in the consistent presence of DE in their stools.  This will discourage flies from landing on them, laying eggs and hatching more.  This will discourage flies in your area and generally reduce the fly population overall.  

Please see DE Feed Supplement rates page for volumes


General health supplement

Perma-guard’s Diatomaceous Earth deposit is 89 - 95 percent amorphous silica.  As well as being very high in silica percentage it also contains 15 essential trace minerals including phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron.

Silica alone is in fact crucial to bones, tendons, skin, cartilage and blood vessels. Silica exists in the blood stream and important organs such as the liver, heart, and lungs.  Mixed with your animals normal feed it promotes improved health, well-being, vitality and productivity when used on a daily basis.

As well as the trace minerals, Fossil Shell Flour particles are negatively charged (unusually).  Heavy metals, bacteria and viruses, pesticides and drug residues, E-Coli are all typically positively charged.  



  Some of the reported potential benefits of daily consumption of DE include …

  • 15 Trace minerals – beneficial for soil, plants, animals and potentially even humans
  • Colon cleanser, digestive aid, has been shown to help with bowel problems
  • Better feed conversion, improves weight gain and general health
  • Promotes shinier coats, hair, skin, manes, hooves, nails and plumage
  • Promotes an environment that insects don't like.
  • Cost effective health supplement resulting in reduced animal stress, better well-being and potentially reduced vet bills.  



Diatomaceous Earth has a multitude of helpful and practical uses with pets - these are well documented on overseas websites. www.denz.co.nz Limited cannot vouch for the authenticity or factual basis for these uses and suggest that customers assess their suitability for themselves. 


Unfortunately, in New Zealand due to the ACVM Act (Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines legislation) we are unable to claim the majority of these uses - technically.  The ACVM has re-classified our natural and organic Diatomaceous Earth as a Veterinary Medicine - something of and irony in itself!  Consequentially we have no alternative but to work through the complex and expensive process to register it as such.  Pending registration we have been legally bound to remove meaningful applications and information from our website until registration is granted.  As a result we apologize for the lack of constructive detail in this section of our website.  We would be grateful for your patience as we hope to have a resolution to this situation in the coming months. 


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