Happy, Healthy Pets: Dogs
Essential oils are bottles of home remedies just waiting to be “unleased” on your dogs. They contain a wide range of healing properties that can be effective tools in your wellness cabinet for your dogs.
Just as aromatherapy benefits humans both physically and psychologically, essential oils can also be of great health benefits for your dogs. Used correctly, they can be an important part of your dog’s well care. Our four footed friends are extremely sensitive so here is the successful approach to introducing essential oils to your dog(s):
- A dog’s sense of smell is extremely sensitive. Do not apply the oils directly on or around your dog’s nose or eyes. To test your dog’s acceptance of an oil, introduce the unopened bottle and let them sniff it. If they shy away, don’t use that oil. Check the list of recommended oils for another choice.
- Always dilute your oils with a carrier oil (coconut oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil) and start with the smallest dose possible until you see how your dog reacts.
Top 11 Essential Oils For Dogs
Lavender – skin issues, burns, infections, wounds, inflammations, calming, disinfect, insect bites, ear infections, allergies
Serenity – stress, anxiety, fear, stress of pain, separation anxiety
Frankincense – wound healing (including surgical sites), infection, yeast overgrowths, scar reduction, calming, skin issues, pain, inflammation, immune support, tumor reduction
Helichrysum – stop bleeding, close wounds, pain, fungal infection, inflammation, nerve damage, bruises and swelling
DigestZen – digestion issues, diarrhea, constipation (rub diluted oil on stomach in clockwise direction) vomiting, upset stomach, motion sickness, parasites in the GI tract
OnGuard – bacterial infection, yeast infection, viral infection, immune system support, topical disinfectant, neutralize insect bites
Peppermint – pain, breathing challenges, inflammation, insect repellant, fever/overheating, motion sickness/nausea, indigestion, allergies
Purify – clean wounds, insect repellant, strengthens immune system, order eliminator
Melaleuca – to be used on dogs over 25lbs. fungal, bacterial and viral infections, inflammation, strengthen immune system, cuts and wounds, skin issues
Lemon – stop bleeding, cleaning surfaces, allergies, antibacterial, antiviral, insect repellant
Cedarwood – pest and flea repellent, expectorant for coughs, good for stiffness, arthritis, clears scruffy skin and dandruff, calming for nervous aggression, timidity and shyness
General Safety Guidelines
- dogs are more sensitive to essential oils. Essential oils should always be diluted, even when inhaling.
- general use: one drop of oil for 50 drops of carrier oil.
- the most important factor when using essential oils with your dog is to use oils with no contaminants or additives. That is why Doterra Essential Oils are widely used by pet owners. Doterra Essential Oils are therapeutic grade and extremely safe for pets. And for their humans!
- if your dog doesn’t like an oil do not use it.
- use an essential oil for two weeks and then give a rest period
- do not put essential oils directly in ear canal.
- use pure essential oils in your diffusers as well. Your pet is inhaling any scents you use in the diffuser too.
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The content of this article is for informational purposes only. Information posted here represent only my opinions and is not to be used to diagnose, treat, or replace professional medical advice. You are responsible for how you use your essential oils, please use them reasonably and carefully.