Some people are saying so! From the way it handles insects, without poison, to its removal of internal parasites, to its reported cures of long-standing ills in animals, its claim to fame cannot be ignored:
"I gave Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour Diatomaceous Earth to my 3 German Shepherds. Their fur texture changed from coarse to soft and their black coloring shined. Also, their shedding was greatly reduced. This stuff is truly a miracle.” Martha S.
Diatomaceous Earth, isn't dirt or earth, not even colored like it. It consists of the broken up shells of tiny critters, called diatoms, that lived long ago and died in groups so massive that they can, today, be mined and bull-dozed. The ‘shards’ of the diatom shells are razor-sharp to the insects that walk through it….
So, "DE", as diatomaceous earth is abbreviated, has the neat quality of killing insects (insectaside, as some say) It's perfect for natural insect control. (Unfortunately, it kills good ones, like bees and ladybugs, too, so its use shouldn't be indiscriminate.) It is 100% ecologically safe for the environment and non-poisonous to man and beast. In fact, if you've eaten anything made with flour (like Bisquick), you've eaten DE. It's used in commercial grain storage as a means of natural, poison-free, insect control. So, how does it control insects, or kill insects? When they walk through it, it slices open their exoskeletons (outer shells), their insides leak out, they dehydrate and die.
But, while DE is killing insects, it’s healing every sort of mammal! First, there’s the mechanical feature of DE’s ‘sharpness’ that kills internal parasites, like worms. And, it takes care of external bugs like fleas, ticks, mites, etc. Add it to your pet’s food and let your bird dust in it (are you listening, Mr. Chicken and Turkey Farmer?). Then, there’s the huge volume of claimed health benefits from the calcium, silica and trace minerals that comprise Diatomaceous Earth. <More inside!>