|Help for Cats and Dogs 1/22/19|
There's been some question as to whether you can use diatomaceous earth and essential oils with cats.
Best of all, diatomaceous earth kills pests using natural methods instead of a chemical-based toxic solution.
If you’re using diatomaceous earth on your dogs or cats, then be sure to use food-grade DE instead of filter grade. Filter-grade diatomaceous earth is the stuff typically used in pools and it can damage your pet (it has a higher silica content and is not suited for human or animal use).
Food-grade diatomaceous earth isn’t just safe for pets: you can safely ingest it as well! So if you like being extra careful about what you give your pet, then there’s nothing wrong with DE.
There are two ways to use diatomaceous earth on your pets:
Feeding Diatomaceous Earth to your Dogs and Cats Can Eliminate:
If you’re feeding diatomaceous earth to your pet, then you should feed the animal for at least 30 days. This will destroy adult worms while also targeting hatchling eggs and smaller worms throughout the lungs and stomach.
Dusting your Pet’s Fur with Diatomaceous Earth Can:
— Control External Parasites, Like Fleas And Flies
Also, cedar oil is not harmful to cats, but peppermint oil can be deadly.
"Not only is cedarwood safe for cats, but it actually has been proven to be lethal to adult fleas. After you have given your cat a flea bath, try adding a drop or two of cedar wood oil into their collar in order to prevent future flea infestations."
And, when you give your pet a bath, use Nature's Gift™ Debriding Soap. It is totally non toxic to pets and humans. Many pet owners use it as a body wipe for their feline friends and their dogs as well. However, some of our creams and lotions do have peppermint, so be cautious. And do not use peppermint in the bath as a disinfectant.
We do have both a cedar cream made with shea butter, cocoanut oil, cedar oil and NG debriding soap, and cedar oil in our on-line store.
What else to do for your pet?
1. Feed your pet the same foods you eat per the King Diet™.
2. Use Program (lufenuron).
3. Bathe with NG and a disinfectant like borax or epson salts.
4. If necessary, consider a lime sulfur dip--Google for directions or go to youtube.
5. NG pet ear cleanse