While it's more common to use DE as a flea prevention, many people have added small amounts of DE to their pet's diet. There a numerous benefits a pet can receive from eating DE on a consistent schedule. Pet owners who have given their pets have found their pet has an improved coat, appetite, metabolism, and digestion. Diatomaceous earth is largely made up of amorphous silica, but it also contains calcium, magnesium, titanium dioxide, gallium, sodium and other trace minerals. Keep in mind that there are different grades of diatomaceous earth, so make sure you purchase food grade diatomaceous earth for your pet. Check out the instructions below for the proper amount to feed your pets.
Add DE to your cat's food once a day. The amount depends on the size of your cat:
You can also get rid of the kitty litter smell by adding liberal amounts to the litter box. This will absorb moisture in the box and eliminate the smell. DE will also repel any worms, larvae, or parasites in the litter box.
Add DE to your dog's food once a day. The amount depends on the size of your dog:
If you're having problems with bugs infesting your pet's food (ants, weevils, beetles, flies) then using food grade DE will keep pests away and keep your animal healthy. First, empty your pet's food into an airtight container of a compatible size. As it deodorizes the pet food, it helps deter insects. Use about 50g (12 tsp) of DE per 1 kg of pet food.