Diatomaceous Earth for fleas: Didn’t work for us

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We’ve used Frontline or Advantix to keep fleas off of our dogs for years. But, lately, neither seemed to be keeping away the fleas like they used to. So, we decided to try out alternatives.

You may have read, like we did, about Diatomaceous Earth for flea control. Some recommend feeding it — food grade quality only! — to dogs. Some recommend using it as a flea powder. Some recommend both.

It sounded promising, so we bought a bag of food grade diatomaceous earth and excitedly tried the second method, which is basically the rub it all over the dogs.
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