Recently, we get an email from our reader who ask about whether Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is safe or not. Based on the research, there are thousands of people use Diatomaceous Earth (DE). They are use it successfully to give many benefits for their health, families, pets, garden and homes. So, based on that case, we are able to conclude that Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is safe. If you want to use Diatomaceous Earth (DE), you have to ensure that you get the grade of DE correctly as suit as your needs and use Diatomaceous Earth (DE) responsibly. Before that, you have to know that Diatomaceous Earth (DE) consist of several different grades, such as food grade, pest control grade and pool grade. Do you understand and know what the functions of each grades? Diatomaceous Earth food grade is able to eat as a health supplement for the people and pets. Besides that, Diatomaceous Earth food grade is able to be used externally as an exfoliating ingredient in homemade soaps to face wash or other DIY healthcare products. Then, Diatomaceous Earth pest control grade is able to kill bed bugs, ants, ticks and other pests in your home, garden and yard. There are many brand of Diatomaceous Earth, it is not impossible that it have added the chemicals to make it has ability for killing insects more quickly, so you have to careful not to inhale or ingest it. The last, Diatomaceous Earth pool grade. It has the ability to filter impurities, even in water. Wear a dust mask when you want to use it.
Is diatomaceous earth safe for cats? Of course, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) safe for cats. There are also many people use it for their cats. Based on the research, Diatomaceous Earth has some benefits for cat such as to improve metabolism, appetite and digestion. If you want to use Diatomaceous Earth for your cats, you have to ensure that you buy Diatomaceous Earth food grade for your cat. Besides for cat, there are some people who give diatomaceous earth on dogs. The dogs which give Diatomaceous Earth food grade regularly, they are going to have the strong metabolism, high appetite and good digestion. Largely, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) made of amorphous silica, but Diatomaceous Earth (DE) also contains of magnesium, calcium, gallium, titanium dioxide, sodium and other trace minerals.
Is diatomaceous earth safe for pets? You do not be doubt again to give your pets Diatomaceous Earth (DE) because it is safe for pets. You just need to ensure that you are really give Diatomaceous Earth food grade for pets. Do not forget, there are some instructions when you feed your pets Diatomaceous Earth (DE). Usually, for Small Cats and Kittens, you have to give them ½ tsp of food grade DE, for full Grown Cats 1 tsp of food grade DE and 1 ½ tsp of food grade DE for Large Cats. Then for small Dogs and Puppies, you have to give them ½ tsp of food grade DE and 1 – 2 tsp of food grade DE for Dogs (50-100 lbs).