Diatomaceous Earth can be used for a variety of reasons in a wide variety of areas within your home for your pet. The DERMagic Diatomaceous Earth Dust can be used as a natural flea and tick repellant while also supporting healthy skin for your pet. This Diatomaceous Earth, which contains silica-rich diatoms (microscopic fossils), is food-grade meaning it is 100% safe for you and your pet. Use in areas where your pet spends their time or directly on their coat for targeted treatment.
The DERMagic Diatomaceous Earth Dust can be used either on your pet's bedding or on their coat directly depending on where it's needed most.
Use the Diatomaceous Earth Dust on your pet's bedding and other areas where they like to spend their time. This helps reduce pests that may live in these areas.
Simply sprinkle a enough dust on the area to lightly coat. Let the dust settle and sit on the area for 72 hours, then shake or vacuum the area to remove excess dust. Repeat once every 3 weeks until pests are completely removed from the area.
Apply the Diatomaceous Earth Dust directly on your pet's coat to dehydrate external parasites that may be irritating your pet.
Simply sprinkle a small amount of the dust on your pet's coat, being careful to avoid the face area. Let the dust sit as long as possible. Note that it may take 72 hours to be effective. Repeat once a month.
For more complete pest control, try the DERMagic Diatomaceous Earth Shampoo Bar.
Note: Always consult with your veterinarian before beginning any skin treatments to ensure that any underlying causes for skin issues have been ruled out.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as Diatomite, is made up of microscopic, ancient diatoms. Diatoms are once-celled algae organisms that are high in silica. Up to 90% of these diatoms are made of silicon dioxide, with 10% various minerals. DERMagic only uses USDA food-grade Diatomaceous Earth to ensure that it is safe for your pet, non food-grade Diatomaceous Earth can irritate the lungs, leading to further issues.
Diatomaceous Earth can be used to kill small insects and pests on your pet's skin and around their bedding areas. The high silica content of the Diatomaceous Earth works to breakdown the exoskeleton of the pests, causing them to dehydrate. This helps to kill pests and prevent further spread of infestations.
The amount of product that you will need to use for your pet will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of your pet, the hair type of your pet, the specific condition they have, and the severity of their condition. As a simple rule of thumb, start with less product and add more until the entire affected area is covered with a thin layer.
It depends. Some pets may begin to show improvement after a few uses of the DERMagic products, while others may take several months. It all depends on your pet's specific conditon, severity of the condition, and your pet's unique physiology and skin composition. Patience and a regular treatment schedule are key for ensuring that these products can do their job for your pet.
Red, slightly inflammed skin is common within the first few treatments. This occurs from the products working on the cellular level to purge the dead skin and any infections. The body is working with the ingredients in the products to remove the harmful materials, which may appear as red or inflammed skin, flakiness, and even a brownish-tinge to an area. This should clear up with a few more treatments. If the discoloration, inflammation, and flakiness do not improve or your pet seems particularly irritated with the area, consult your veterinarian to ensure they are not having an adverse reaction to the products.
While uncommon, it is possible for your pet to have an adverse reaction to the products. If this occurrs, immediately discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. You may wash your pet with clean water to remove any product that may be on their skin and coat to stop the reaction from progressing.