Those of us who share our lives with dogs often come across those little infestations of fleas, ticks, mites, and other parasites that make life very uncomfortable. A very effective substance known as Diatomaceous earth can quickly rid your pets of these irritating little pests. If you sprinkle a teaspoon of this very fine powder like soil on the fur before brushing, it will very quickly rid your dog of these parasites. The particles of the soil are so small that they get into and under the shell structures of these creatures. It dries them out, and ultimately terminates them. A very cost effective, and natural way to make our dog friends comfortable. You can also use it on cats, small furry pets, and farm animals. Great stuff!