Thursday, August 23

Canine Wound Healing with Colloidal Silver

Canine Wound Healing with Silver ; 

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dogs-701/2010/12/canine-wound-healing-silver.htm




Question

My dog has, what I believe started as, an ingrown hair on his back.  I shaved the area (because I originally thought it was one of his fatty tumor bumps) and realized it had a head and looked like a volcano.  I squeezed it and got a lot of hard "gunk" out of it.  Cleaned it well with physoderm and betadine and it looked good for a while, then started lumping up again.  I squeezed again and it "popped" and some more gunk (hard, not liquidy).  Pretty sure he needs antibiotics to clear it up, but my question is, I have Keflex and clyndamiacyn at home, but just need to know the dosage for a 90lb dog and which might be the best choice.  I believe both are broad spectrum antibiotics. 





Answer

Hi Lynn, It would be best to have the area cultured and then placed on a antibiotic.
Please give your Vet a call for an exam.  Because your dog already has a number of fatty tissue areas, it would be wise to have the exam.

You can clean the area with Witch Hazel 2 x per day - 
 You can find this at any CVS, Walgreens or Walmart.
  Also, the Natural Antibiotic I use often is Colloidal Silver:
  Look for Silver Shield at your local Vitamin/Nutrition Stores:
Silver Shield is a Colloidal Silver gel or liquid you can use direct onto the wound.
This is all Natural and Not a drug.

This is what Silver Shield looks like:
http://www.theherbsplace.com/Silver_Shield_Gel_Aqua_Sol_Technology_24_Ppm_p_735....

Because I am not a Vet, I am not allowed to give you the dosage for your dog using Keflex or Clyndamiacyn.  ( sorry)

HOPE you decide to try the Colloidal Silver as a Natural Antibiotic.


Best Wishes,

Marie Peppers LPN MA , Pet Chef
PLEASE try my Vitamin Supplements - NuVET- SEE here:
EXCELLENT - Natural and SAFE     here to order ;     http://www.nuvet.com/81098 

 ( Tell them Pet Nurse Marie sent you and give referral code 81098 )  THERE is a 15% off program when you sign up for Auto Ship - Most of my clients get a 90 Count bottle every 45 to 90 days ...   
  or you can call 1-800-474-7044   


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Wednesday, August 22

Natural Product for Flea control on your dogs, cats and farm animals, too!

I get so many request for this info: 

FLEA PROBLEM ? TICKS : Fleas die with this Natural Powder!  

This is the only thing that is working this summer ! -  Alternative Treatments for Fleas on Pets :   

Dust on your Pet every  few days --- YES...LEARN MORE:
DE is to be used on your pet and  IN the  YARD - also, I sprinkle it onto my dogs and cats ( and the Goats too)
- It is safe and natural if it is the DE - here is what I order so you know what
I am talking about...
Human Grade DE ( can be found at many FEED and FARM stores or on-line)

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

A low cost, non-toxic, safe mineral made of crushed fossils. Pure Diatomaceous
Earth can be used during the parasite season both internally and externally to
improve health, appearance, and well-being of animals. Diatomaceous Earth is a
product that can be used as a nutritional supplement for a wide variety of
conditions. Contains the highest concentration of pure, raw Diatomaceous Earth
available.

SEE here: , link:

http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/3158-Diatomaceous-Earth-DE-.aspx

I buy my from Revival Animal Health -  there are many places that sell it.  JUST don't let anyone talk you into anything but the Human grade level of D.E. powder
PLEASE remember I am just a Pet Nurse and Not a Vet .... Thanks



  This Works !  Diatomaceous Earth    ( DE- only HUMAN grade for your pets)



NEED help,  write me  mpmaltese@gmail.com 


Sunday, July 22

Pit with skin issues; Natural help for itchy canines ;



Question   ( Pit with Skin issues) 

Hello, My female pit is 58.5 lbs and has skin issues mostly under front shoulders and under hips now she has gotten dandruff pretty severe. Tired of going to vet shots antibiotics etc. Have  changed her food from Nutro to Wellness Simple Solutions Rice and duck. As the vet said she probably was allergic to grain.  At vets gave vetalog and intermectin injections did skin scrape test etc every time i go its 80 -90 dollars  tired of that. Any suggestions for home remedy would be appreciated. I have been told by a pit owner  for dandruff issue to give her coconut oil on her food? Her skin issues are mostly red rash under shoulders and hips which she will scratch until she bleeds. For her shampoo i have vet recommended Epi-smooth.   Thank you for any suggestions 






SEE -    Answer here:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Alternative-Medicine-Pets-3721/2012/4/pit-bull-skin-allergies.htm





Friday, July 20

CORKSCREW TAIL : Tail Pocket problems? Yeast / ? chronic infection







BABY size Wash Cloths 100% cotton 


For the Tail Pocket Irritations and Yeast : Get some UNSCENTED Huggies Baby wipes and add a little water and a teaspoon of Witch Hazel to the wipe - SEE if you can get any of the wipe into the area - YOU MAY First Want to give him a bath with a gentile pet shampoo , then dry as best you can - Paying special attention to washing that problem area and rinse well: ( then , do the witch hazel wipes - Dry the area with a baby face cloth or 100% cotton Infant  face cloth - get your fingers into the groves if he will allow you.
~~the little Infant face cloths are great for this tight area 



After that apply Neosporin ointment into the area 1 x per day for 5 days: ( if there are any open areas or slight bloody discharge ) 


AFTER the 5 days - apply Tinactin ointment ( cream) into the area for 10 days -  ( use as needed after the 10 days ) 



 ( you can buy Tinactin at CVS)- it's an anti-fungal -  ( Walmart or Walgreens) 

Another option is Monostat cream 





PLEASE always remember to consult your local VET
















Supplement for YEAST and ALLERGY Dogs

 NuVET Plus - and they give you a 60 Day Guarantee... NO drugs/ Natural 

PLEASE start him on the NuVET supplement - Give him 1  Wafers of the NuVET Plus ,  per day long term : 


NuVet is not sold in stores - SEE here:

My NuVET site is - YOU can order and they will ship out Today ( QUICK shipping ) :


   
 http://www.nuvet.com/81098



OR call 1-800-474-7044 ( tell them order code 81098)   ALSO - they offer a 15% discount when you go on Auto ship





                           










                                       






Experience Nurse for over 17 years,,, Trained in Holistic Pet Medicine; Supplement and Vitamin certifications; My comments and answers to your questions or any information in my articles is not to be diagnosis, or treatment*.








Thursday, July 12

Remedy for Itchy Smelly dogs !








1.  Daily Natural Supplement ( POWDER or Wafer) 
   NuVET Plus WAFER Treat or Powder  ( 60 DAY MONEY BACK Guarantee)
Tell them Pet Nurse Marie Sent you -  HELP the Whole Body!!                                   NuVET Plus is for all ages and stages  of life ..  ONLY about .63 Cents per day!
USE order discount code 81098 and ask about 15% OFF on autoship delivery ... FAST and LOW cost Delivery priority mail 

Click here to order - NOT sold in Stores --- ALL Natural / Holistic  http://www.nuvet.com/81098   or call  1-800-474-7044


2.  Probiotic  ( 1 PEARLS per day for 90 days ) 

LAST - Please get some PEARLS - get the lowest dosage /  This is for Yeast -
It's mainly the probiotic Acidophilus in a little pill.
This is not a drug.... All Natural
This will help the yeast become balanced.  Many dogs that have allergies have an overgrowth of yeast in the gut and on the skin.
PEARLS can be found at GNC, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens

Pearls in the Blue Box, SEE HERE:    
  http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2211679




3.  GRAIN-FREE dog food list:   We currently use FROMM's Gold or Grain free:
SEE excellent list:  http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-grain-free-dog-foods/best-grai
( Blue Buffalo is also a great food )





HOPE the links help you --- The KEY is NuVET Plus - SEE the link above...

Also, bathing:  NuVET Plus has a TEA tree shampoo -Excellent for spring and summer :
SEE NuVET for ordering :  All Natural -  NOT sold in stores:
http://www.nuvet.com/81098    ( use referral code 81098 and ask about the 15% OFF Auto ship program and the 60 day Guarantee....


Saturday, July 7

60 DAYS- NuVet Plus - NO more Scratching , or it's free! 60 Day guarantee


NuVet Plus - Natural Options for Itchy pets ; No more Tear Stains;   NO More Hot spots!


Here's an update on Miss Lulu. She has been receiving NuVet Plus for about two months now.   Her coat continues to be much softer and fuller.  Additionally, she has not had a great deal of shedding with the warmer temperatures.   All white bullies often have difficulties with allergies.   Miss Lulu has not had one outbreak of hives so far this season.   Many thanks to NuVet Plus;  I am a firm believer of its benefits.  Also, many thanks to Marie Peppers. She has been a great help to the health of my bullies  Marie Peppers will work with you on feeding and supplements for your dog.                               Just ask her at mpmaltese@gmail.com ;  give her the weight of your dog and his/her problems:  
SEE Marie's NuVET site here:  60 Day money back guaranteed - You should start to see some results in LESS than 60 days or your money back -  Prices are 19.99,  39.99 or 55.00 
 ASK about Auto-ship's 15% off program when you call 1-800-474-7044 and use referral code 81098    or  ORDER HERE:


Saturday, May 5

May 2012 Dog Food Recalls - Diamond, and many others!

Taste of the Wild;  4 Health and More:


I bet you did not know how many foods Diamond Makes?
SEE List :

Brands included in the recall include:
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild
To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

http://diamondpetrecall.com/diamond-expands-voluntary-recall/



If anyone wants to know what I do>>>>>> Ask Me - We use a few commercial foods and also HOME-COOK for our Woofs - Want some Recipes ?
Let me know:
mpmaltese@gmail.com


Sunday, April 15

Sago Palm - Poison ! Pets are at particular risk since they seem to find the plant very palatable.

I have a client that I am working with on Home-cooking ;  Her Dog's liver is damaged and almost died from Sago Palm -- I guess they like to munch on this little palm.. READ about it.   It's used in many places.... 
She will be having her Vet review my home-cooked recipes for approval.
The Vet wanted her to use the Hill's RX dog food  ( I have alternatives to that )



Toxicity of  " Sago Palm " Plant/ small tree 

Cycad Sago Palm is extremely poisonous to animals (this includes humans) if ingested. Pets are at particular risk since they seem to find the plant very palatable.[2] Clinical symptoms of ingestion will develop within 12 hours and may include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, seizures, liver failure, or hepatotoxicity characterized by icterus, cirrhosis, and ascites.  The pet may appear bruised, have nose bleeds (epistaxis), melena (blood in the stool), hematochezia (bloody straining), and hemarthrosis (blood in the joints).[3] The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center estimates a fatality rate of 50 to 75 percent when ingestion of the Sago Palm is involved.  The incidence of Sago Palm ingestion by pets has risen by over 200% in the last five years.[4] If any quantity of the plant is ingested, a poison control center or doctor should be contacted immediately. Effects of ingestion can include permanent internal damage and death.
All parts of the plant are toxic; however, the seeds contain the highest level of the toxin cycasin. Cycasin causes gastrointestinal irritation, and in high enough doses, leads to liver failure.[5] Other toxins include Beta-methylamino L-alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid, and an unidentified toxin which has been observed to cause hindlimb paralysis in cattle.

SEE more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycas_revoluta

LOOK For this plant in any areas that get 86 or above in the summer months:It does however require hot summers with mean temperatures of 30 to 35 °C (86 to 95 °F) for successful growth, making outdoor growing impossible in colder places such as northern Europe or the Northeast US, even where winter temperatures are not too cold. One disadvantage of its domestic use is that it is poisonous to animals (this includes humans).

                                          
PLEASE pass on my page to your friends- Warn them about this...
http://www.bulldogvitamin.com/2012/04/sago-palm-poison-pets-are-at-particular.html


 I GET reports like THIS all the time : PLEASE share the above link: 

A dog owner's account of this Potential Disaster !


I had a major plant poison scare with my dogs yesterday. They got into a Sago palm and after researching the dangers, rushed them to the emergency animal hospital. The initial exam did not indicate they ingested any of the plant and when I went through the leaves, I didn't see any that were chewed and there were no nuts/seeds laying around (the most dangerous part.) The scary part is there is no real way of knowing for the first 2-3 days. By the time I discovered they had been tug-o-warring with a Sago Palm frawn, it was too late to rely on forced vomitting. My next option was activated charcoal - the liquid stuff with sorbital for faster absorbtion - not a fun treatment to give a dog and it's messy. I'm hopeful that this was just a scare and that they didn't ingest any of the sago palm (or not enough to cause death or permanent liver damage.) You have a very limited amount of time to prevent death and permanent damage. Anyway, if you have any sago palms or other poisonous plants - please get rid of them. They must think I'm a crazy mom for rushing them to the doc in the middle of the night and feeding them awful black charcoal glue-like substance. Poor doggies :( Just sharing in case anyone in this group is unaware of the dangers of Sago palm. Also, it's best to buy activated charcoal and keep it at home for just in case situations for most types of poisonings. it's impossible to find when you need it but easy to find on the internet when you don't. Please wish us luck that they are ok! ( Activated Charcoal comes in a capsule form , too ) KEEP on hand ...

Friday, April 13

No MORE Fleas ! Fleas die with this Natural Powder!  

Healthy flea control: 
I wrote this last spring;  it's still the Same plan ... Natural options if at all possible:
by Marie Peppers, LPN MA  

This is the only thing that is working this summer ! -  
Alternative Treatments for Fleas on Pets :  

Dust on your Pet every  few days --- YES...LEARN MORE: 
 ( work the powder sprinkles into the skin )
DE is to be used on your pet and  IN the  YARD - also
, I sprinkle it onto my dogs and cats ( and the Goats too)
- It is safe and natural if it is the DE - here is what I order so you know what
I am talking about...

Human Grade DE ( can be found at many FEED and FARM stores or on-line)

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
A low cost, non-toxic, safe mineral made of crushed fossils. Pure Diatomaceous
Earth can be used during the parasite season both internally and externally to
improve health, appearance, and well-being of animals. Diatomaceous Earth is a
product that can be used as a nutritional supplement for a wide variety of
conditions. Contains the highest concentration of pure, raw Diatomaceous Earth
available.

http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/3158-Diatomaceous-Earth-DE-.aspx
I buy my from Revival Animal Health -  there are many places that sell it.  JUST don't let anyone talk you into anything but the Human grade level of D.E. powder
PLEASE remember I am just a Pet Nurse and Not a Vet .... Thanks



  This Works !  Diatomaceous Earth    ( DE- only HUMAN grade for your pets)


ALSO  ~~~~ 
A MUST --- For a Healthy Pet : 
Marie also gives all her Pets and Foster dogs NuVET Plus -  IT's a Supplement 

NuVET Plus ;  Helps to keep the Fleas away ;

Fleas don't like the blood of a Healthy NuVet  Pet ! 



Don't forget your NuVET Plus Wafers, too!
Tell them Pet Nurse Marie Sent you... 
Ask for the special AUTO- SHIP Discount 
PROGRAM 
referral code 81098
1-800-474-7044
60 day money back guarantee 
Bottles start at only 19,99 
(19.99, 39.99 or 55.00 )
PLEASE call in for the smaller sized bottles 
How NuVet® Can Help       ( 60 day money back guarantee on all NuVET products ) 

NuVet®’s Hot Spot Treatment Spray offers immediate relief from the agony of hot spots. It contains natural eucalyptus extract and aloe vera to comfort and heal hot spots, flea bites and flea allergy dermatitis. We know aloe vera for its soothing and healing properties when applied to wounds, but did you know that eucalyptus is an effective, natural anti-inflammatory with germicidal properties that make it an ideal antiseptic and antibacterial agent? When applied to the skin, eucalyptus extract creates an antiseptic ozone barrier that protects your dog against bacterial infection. By including eucalyptus extract and aloe vera in its Hot Spot Treatment Spray,  NuVet® minimizes inflammation and skin damage from a flea bite-mediated itching and scratching response.

NuVet Plus®, an all natural supplement made from the finest human-grade ingredients, is formulated in an FDA approved laboratory used to produce human pharmaceuticals. As with any vitamin and nutritional supplement, the quality of ingredients in combination with the manufacturing process determines how effective it will be for your pet. The use of this kind of high-tech, superior quality manufacturing facility is unheard of in the pet industry, but NuVet Labs® knows that no greater value can be placed on our beloved four legged members of the family.
NuVet Plus® is 100% guaranteed for purity, safety, and effectiveness. As one of the oldest and most respected companies in the pet industry, NuVet Labs® protects your purchase with a 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Please refer to our Guarantee for further details.
The vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs contained in NuVet Plus® help to strengthen your pet’s skin and immune system against potential damage from flea bites, allergic reactions to flea saliva and secondary infections. Not only will NuVet Plus® strengthen your pet’s immune system against flea bites and flea bite-mediated complications, but it is a complete formula that will support all your pet’s internal systems. Listed below are a few of the NuVet Plus® ingredients that are particularly beneficial for your dog or cat with fleas:
• Alfalfa – Alfalfa supplies many of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids (especially tryptophane), digestive enzymes and protein that a balanced diet requires, including the A, B-6, D, E, and K vitamins, beta-carotene, fiber and chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, potassium and several trace minerals. The alfalfa in NuVet Plus® builds a strong and healthy body that resists damage from flea bites and development of related complications such as flea allergy dermatitis, hot spots and secondary infections. Strong, healthy skin resists allergic reactions and hot spot wounds from forming.
• Amino acids – Amino acids provide a double blow against flea bites and related complications by strengthening the skin and coat against flea bites and increasing the antioxidant activity of certain enzymes. The amino acid L-Methionine is especially useful in strengthening skin against flea bites and flea bite allergies and aids in wound healing to prevent the development of hot spots.
• Blue green algae – This important nutrient contains ample amounts of chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier and blood cleanser that helps flush hot spot-mediated infections out of your dog’s body.  It strengthens the immune system, supports rapid wound healing, enhances red blood cell production and maintains nervous system health. Blue green algae supplementation builds a strong defense against flea bites and strengthens hypersensitive nerve sheaths against the itching response.

• Brewer’s yeast – Brewer’s yeast is a rich source of B complex vitamins; Vitamins B-1, B-9 and B-12, in particular, support and strengthen the nervous system against the itching response. Brewer’s yeast supplementation has also proven effective against the development of severe flea infestations.
• Cat’s claw (una de gato) – Cat’s claw is an ancient herb from the Peruvian rain forest that acts as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory and an immune system enhancer against flea bite-mediated allergic responses and infections. Its anti-inflammatory properties keep skin tissue inflammation to a minimum following a bite, and by doing so prevent hot spots from developing or at least minimize their damage.
• Evening primrose oil –Evening primrose oil contains high amounts of gamma-linolenic acid, an Omega-6 essential fatty acid essential to the stimulation and maintenance of skin and nerve cells. Studies have also shown that evening primrose oil relieves inflammation. With these properties, then, evening primrose oil helps reduce flea bite-mediated inflammation and itching. Less itching means fewer – or no – hot spots. 
• Pine bark extract – Pine bark extract contains Proanthocyanidids, which hold in check the enzymes that cause skin inflammation.
• Potassium (citrate) – Potassium is essential to nervous system health, particularly the transmission of nerve impulses such as the itching response. NuVet Plus® has chosen to include in its formulation potassium citrate, which is a highly bio-available source of potassium.
• Vitamin E – Vitamin E’s anti-oxidant properties strengthen the immune system against flea bite allergies and the development of flea bite-mediated infections.


Many of the Ingredients in NuVET Plus will help sooth your pet's Allergy to fleas - So many Pets are allergic to flea bites .. 

Try the NuVET Tea Tree Hot spot Shampoo 

Don't forget your NuVET Plus Wafers, too! 
  ~~ NOT sold in stores


Wednesday, April 4

Is your dog on the drug Atopica ?

Concerns about the Drug - Atopica ?     Some Q & A from clients;
Pet Parents - Research every drug you place your pets on , for side effects:
BE a smart consumer:  ( in all aspects, not just with pet care) 

Has anyone tried "Atopica" for allergies/itching?   Did you have any side effects?             I believe that Atopica has something to do with Bubba's swollen lymph nodes. Going back to vet today.  I would really like him off the drug.

Pet Owners - Read about Atopica and it's possible side effects - PLUS/ it costs a few $$$$ too,     Just read before you place your pets on any drugs.   YES, some drugs are needed just do your research to be aware.

Excellent info:  http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/atopica-dangerous-dogs/

( read this article by hitting the link above)

The truth is that many veterinarian, both holistic and conventional, shiver with dread when they contemplate this product called Atopica . One of my clients -a nurse- contacted me after her veterinarian had suggested Atopica. She explained to me the strict rules and protective actions that a nurse needs to take when administering cyclopsporine, (which is the active ingredient in Atopica) to human patients were enough to make her very wary of using the product on her dog.

Atopica is a product that touts its efficaciousness with dogs who have allergies and other dermatological conditions. Most of my readers will know that allergies result from an incorrect response of the immune system to foods and environmental substances. For many years steroids such as prednisolone were used to decrease the ability of the immune system to function and thus relieve the allergies. It’s when steroids can’t and don’t work that Atopica is prescribed. Why does it often work so well? What does it do? How does it work?

Cyclosporine is a mycotoxin. Mycotoxins are harmful products produced by fungi. They are chemical in nature and are immune suppressing. Fungi rely on the mycotoxins they produce to kill any bacteria, other fungi, viruses and anything else that might compete with them. They suppress the immune system of dogs, cats and humans. Some examples of mycotoxins found in nature are aflotoxins, the most potent carcinogen on earth, and ocharatoxins- both produced by an Aspergillus fungi. Medical mycotoxins include Adriamycin, a chemotherapy drug, and lovastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug.








Sunday, March 11

Bullie Bath Ear powder

Tips to keep ears DRY and Free from Infection:
  
  I love Excel EAR Powder

***after every bath put this ear powder in the Dog's ears --- It will keep away infections --- GREAT stuff:   It will keep dirt out of the ears and keeps the ears dry - it has a slight medicine smell for an hour or so... But that's ok  ( it is sold at Amazon.com com or Many other pet supply stores:  

EAR powder order here 
 
http://amzn.to/2vVMExC


I use this often - after just about EVERY bullie Bath!  Figured I would mention it!

It has some powdered iodine in it...
Very safe but that's what the slight odor is...
Relieve your pet's irritating ear itch and help prevent bacteria and fungal growth by keeping ear canals dry.
 Dogs with long ears or those exposed to water frequently can have problems with excess moisture inside the ear.  ****This ear powder contains 5.0% iodoform, an antiseptic that supports dry, clean ear conditions. After thoroughly cleaning your pet's ears with Ear Cleaner ( WE use the NuVET Plus EAR Cleaner, dry them completely.   Then, simply hold the Ear Powder applicator tip about an inch from your pet's ears and squeeze directly into the ear.






YOU can also use this powder in your Bulldog's tail pocket 










Tuesday, March 6

Alternative Flea & Tick Pet Treatment - low cost / Natural

Alternative Treatments for Fleas on Pets :     FLEAS - We hate them!
Diatomaceous Earth ( DE- only HUMAN grade for your pets)   
Re: Alternatives to "Flea / Tick Spot" treatment /
The Frontline can be toxic to people and pets... Any of the spot treatments..                   ( If you must use the monthly spot treatments - please use only 1/2 the suggested amount of the tube - Many times 1/2 the amount will Work) 


DE is to be used on your pet and  IN the  YARD - also, I sprinkle it onto my dogs and cats ( and the Goats too)
- It is safe and natural if it is the DE - here is what I order so you know what
I am talking about...
Human Grade DE ( can be found at many FEED and FARM stores or on-line)

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
A low cost, non-toxic, safe mineral made of crushed fossils. Pure Diatomaceous
Earth can be used during the parasite season both internally and externally to
improve health, appearance, and well-being of animals. Diatomaceous Earth is a
product that can be used as a nutritional supplement for a wide variety of
conditions. Contains the highest concentration of pure, raw Diatomaceous Earth
available.

http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/3158-Diatomaceous-Earth-DE-.aspx
I buy my from Revival Animal Health -  there are many places that sell it.  JUST don't let anyone talk you into anything but the Human grade level of D.E. powder  
PLEASE remember I am just a Pet Nurse and Not a Vet .... Thanks