Away with the Worm
Ingredients are balanced quantities of:
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth
Ground Pumpkin Seeds
Diatomaceous Earth is deadly to any insect yet completely harmless to animals.
Diatomaceous Earth’s mode of action for insect and parasite control is strictly mechanical. The microscopically sharp edges contact the insect or parasite, and pierce their protective coating, so they soon dehydrate and die.
The larvae is affected in the same way.
Internal parasites can be controlled by giving Diatomaceous Earth internally.
It is very important to note that it must be food grade – the DE used for gardens and pool filters can damage your dog.
Diatomaceous Earth can eliminate roundworms, whipworms, pinworms, and hookworms within seven days of being fed daily. These parasites are at their weakest a few days before and after the full moon so this is as good a time as any to treat.
To be most effective, if there is an existing known infestation, Away with the Worm should be fed for at least 30 days, to catch all newly hatching eggs or the cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach.
Another use for Diatomaceous Earth is the control of external parasites and flies.
This is achieved by dusting your dog with Diatomaceous Earth, along with his bedding area and surrounding carpeted areas.
Warning: Please mix the product thoroughly in WET food only as the particles can be damaging to lungs if inhaled in powder form.
Small Dog : 1tsp
Medium Dog : 2 tsp
Large Dog 1 tbsp (4tsp)