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 Post subject: Diatameceous Earth
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 1:07 pm 
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What are the proper methods of applying Datameceous Earth upon my flea infested cats..............anyone?

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Dont. It will dry the skin. Use boiled orange peals or Flea and Tick B Gone


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:28 pm 
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I put the DE in their food, Howard says about 1%, but I just sprinkle a teaspoonful on their canned food when I put it out, and it seems to work well.

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BUT MAKE SURE ITS NATURAL DE and NOT SWIMMING POOL DE. SWIMMING DE CAN KILL. SO MAKE SURE WHAT YOU HAVE..

Organe Peel, with water is good..and the Lice B Gone Products do well from what i've heard..

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 Post subject: Fleas on Cats
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I used Lice B Gone on my cat this spring and it worked beautifully. I sprayed it on, rubbed it in, and then wiped most of it off with a damp washcloth. Of course, you have to have a cooperative cat for this method. "Cooperative cat"? Was that an oxymoron? Yikes! Anyway, she complained a lot but cooperated enough for it to work. Good luck!


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Food grade DE should make up 2% of the total volume of your pet's food.

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I have heard that people feed DE to horses for worm control, but then I've heard it can shred their intestines. Do you know?

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Never fed it to my own horses (since I dont' have any) but my dog & cat's food (Munster) has it as an ingredient and they are hale and hearty. My brother in law fed it to his cattle and they were always in great shape. I know other people who have fed it to their horses and are very happy with the results. Hope that info helps!
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horseranch wrote:
...it has to be food-grade DE - do NOT feed the stuff made for swimming pools. I've also heard that it's bad for birds - a friend killed a batch of chickens by feeding them some grain with DE mixed in.


:?: Are you sure it was food grade DE that killed those chickens?
I had a parakeet when I was younger and I remember feeding him some kind of chalky powder. It was a mineral of some sort, maybe DE.

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Organic, yes, from what he told me - he uses food grade DE on his cattle, and some spilled onto the chickens' grain -- bye, bye chickens.


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We've fed a DE and herb mix to our horses for the last 4 years for parasit control, and they have thrived on it. Same with our cats and dogs. As someone else posted, it has to be food-grade DE - do NOT feed the stuff made for swimming pools. I've also heard that it's bad for birds - a friend killed a batch of chickens by feeding them some grain with DE mixed in.


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