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Diatomaceous earth-have any used this for

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I was asked by a neighbor about the use of feed grade diatomaceous earth to kill fleas on her small dog. I have no experience with this product and would like information from those of you that may have. Any comments from Vets? Bill
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The theory behind DE is that it coats the exoskeleton of the insect, keeping it from breathing. In order for it to work on a dog, you would have to keep the dog COVERED in it--too dirty to be in the house or even to pet.

I don't believe there are any scientific articles to prove or disprove whether feeding it does anything to control internal parisites. However, I don't believe it would work if "coating" the varmit is what is supposed to kill them.

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