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CJ the pointer dog wins Westminster. Think he uses DE for fleas?

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 17, 2016 11:09:00 AM

cj CJ, Westminster Best in Show winner, PR Newswire

California Journey, CJ for short, a German shorthaired pointer prevailed as the winner of the Best in Show award on Tuesday night. He is a 3-year-old male and the third dog of his breed to take the top prize. A few fun facts about CJ. He goes by the nickname “The Prince” at home. His favorite snack: chicken and carrots. And he might be allowed to jump on the bed. My guess is he doesn’t have fleas. But if he did, I’m sure his owner would want a natural, environmentally-friendly pest control solution that kills fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

And, it’s worthy of a best in show prize for products – it’s DEsect, our 100% diatomaceous earth (DE) chemical-free insecticide. I recently ran across an article on DE for dogs in Dogs Naturally Magazine, that tells more, so I thought I’d include it here:

The Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth For Dogs Diatomaceous Earth is a dirt cheap way to control external and internal parasites in your dog. It's a non-toxic, natural substance made up from crushed fossils of freshwater organisms and marine life. Crushed to a fine powder and observed through a microscope, the particles resemble bits of broken glass. 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 DE internally. Diatomaceous Earth can eliminate roundworms, whipworms, pinworms, and hookworms within seven days of being fed daily. To be most effective, Diatomaceous Earth 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.

Other Uses DE has also been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, e-coli, endotoxins, viruses, organophosphate pesticide residues, drug resides, and protein, perhaps even the proteinaceous toxins produced by some intestinal infections. Given this, Diatomaceous Earth is very useful as a detox solution, digestive aid and colon cleanser.

Dosage For dogs, use one tablespoon per day of food grade Diatomaceous Earth in food for dogs over 55 lbs. and one teaspoon per day for small dogs and puppies. For external parasite control, rub the powder at full strength into the coat for fleas and sprinkle on the dog’s bedding.

There’s another blog post that will give you more information on using DE for pets. Read it here:

For large industrial orders of DEsect, please contact us here at EP Minerals. For small home size DEsect packages, please contact Pro-Terra, our online sales distributor at

My big chocolate lab, Calvin, loves to watch animals on TV, especially dogs.

cal Calvin the chocolate lab. Loves dogs on TV and DEsect.

Calvin was utterly entranced by the Westminster Dog Show, especially the big herding dogs. His choice for best in show? The Bernese Mountain Dog. Oh well Calvin, maybe next year. Here’s to CJ the pointer!

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