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Like many others, our dog is our fur baby. He rules the roost and always gets his way, I literally cannot say “no” to his sweet, pouty, husky eyes. So just like all my loved ones, when it comes to healing or health, he gets natural options too.
Did you know that just like us, using essential oils on dogs is a great option for pain, emotional support, energy, and so much more? While dogs respond well to most oils, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Dog sizes vary and because of this, so should the amount oil we use on them. It’s important to dilute more for smaller dogs and puppies.
- Using just any oil off the market shelves won’t do. Many oils are composed of synthetics and just as we wouldn’t put these knowingly on our body, the same applies with our fur babies. To ensure you get the highest quality oils, be sure to get CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Oils that have been third party tested for purity.
- Puppies under 10 weeks should not use essential oils.
- Always be careful to avoid genitals, eyes, and wet, happy noses.
I cannot stress enough that you must have a high quality oil, free of synthetics, when you are using them on yourself or your animals.
Essential oils are a natural aromatic compound which are safe and effective to use even on our furry friends. They are so powerful that they can penetrate a cell membrane to kill bacteria and viruses. Even better, because they are a natural compound, they do not build up resistance in the body like drugs and therefore, do not allow for a tolerance to be built up.
Let’s talk about how to use them with your pups! Below is an inconclusive list of different ways to use the most commonly found oils.
- Frankincense: anxiety, inflammation, infections, scarring, tumors, snake bites, warts, healthy brain, cellular regeneration.
- Lavender: allergies, burns, vertigo, abscesses, inflammation
- Lemon: electrolyte balance, immune boost, claw strength
- Peppermint: energy, asthma, heatstroke, muscle pain, ulcers, fresh breath
- Terrashield: bug repellent
- Digestzen: gut health
- Lemongrass: repels bugs, thyroid health
Tick & Flea Repellent:
- 4 oz. glass bottle
- 20 drops of lemongrass
- 20 drops of eucalyptus
- 20 drops of terrashield
- Top bottle with distilled water
- Spray into hands and pat your furry friend down
- Reapply as needed
*If your dog has sensitive skin, you can make a smaller dose and put it on the collar.
Have more questions on oils and their purity? Feel free to reach out to me!