German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Diatomaceous Earth Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
04-27-2014 06:31 PM
Harry and Lola I have decided to stop giving to them internally, there seems to be real concern about hazards and its ability to produce severe immune system issues, so having a GSD girl with thyroid and a GSD boy with EPI, I do not want to give them something that may impact their immunity.

I still sprinkle it onto their coats and brush in - haven't seen a flea yet.

Also, it worked wonders on aphids in my garden - killed them all.
04-27-2014 10:01 AM
NancyJ I had started this thread about putting it in food.

I decided, maybe not such a good idea. Yes the FDA has it approved for feeds but nobody is concerned about the longevity and overall health of livestock, just rapid weight gain for slaughter.
04-10-2014 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by Harry and Lola View Post
I emailed the Aussie retailer and they replied saying it won't treat or control heartworms, but will do all other intestinal worms
DE does not work internally. It **must** be dry to work. I can see if working for fleas/ticks, however caution must be used, as it causes eye/throat/lung irritation and there have been links to it causing lung cancer. This article is for horses, but it's the same premise for dogs.
03-16-2014 02:37 PM
llombardo I just bought a 50 pound bag. I will be using it around the yard, in the house, on the dogs, in the dog/cat food.
03-16-2014 12:26 PM
For Giardia

Originally Posted by TAR HEEL MOM View Post
What is the recommended way to dose it for a large dog? And how often?
For the treatment of giardia our vet had us use one tablespoon per meal. We feed the girls two times a day.
03-15-2014 07:30 PM
NancyJ Read the articles on natural garlic that are on the Springtime site. Drying it does help reduce the negative effects. Because of the reported effect on red blood cells I do look closely at my annual panels (and have not seen negative effects).

Springtime has a scoop. Before that I did some research and used garlic granules from the store to come up with a dose but I don't have that off the top of my head.

The DE is great around the home. I occasionally feed some to the dog but not all the time. I just gave up with the dog because I keep a kiddie pool outside pretty much year round and he likes to jump in it and lay down.
03-15-2014 07:25 PM
Saphire Shortly before we brought Gus home, my daughter had a stray cat in the house for one night as our neighbours 5 cats had it surrounded on our back deck. We found the owner the next day and returned the cat to them.

My daughter began complaining about bug bites over the next two weeks. We brought Gus home and after about a week I noticed fleas on him. I immediately realized the stray cat had left some friends for us.

Not wanting to use chemicals, Carmen gave me DE. I didn't feed it to Gus but I did sprinkle it throughout my house. Covered the hardwood floors and all the carpeted bedrooms. Gave Gus a bath (only bath he has had to date) and within two weeks the fleas were gone. Haven't had an issue since.

I swear by the stuff, safe and non-toxic.
03-15-2014 07:13 PM
Harry and Lola Will kill all intestinal worms like hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and whipworms but not heartworms. I'll have to use Heartguard for this, unfortunately.
03-15-2014 07:05 PM
Originally Posted by Harry and Lola View Post
I emailed the Aussie retailer and they replied saying it won't treat or control heartworms, but will do all other intestinal worms
Yes it does. I had a foster puppy that was loaded with round worms. After 7 days of Safeguard I bought some DE. In two days it took care of all the adult worms and his fecal was clear. It literally chopped the worms up in pieces instead of expelling them live like a dewormer does.
03-15-2014 07:04 PM
Harry and Lola I wanted to buy Bug Off Garlic but I can't get it here is Australia and it was going to cost me $70 in shipping from the US!!!

So thought I'd use natural garlic instead, plus diatomaceous earth
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome