Aromatherapy and Pets

Just as aromatherapy can benefit human beings both physically and psychologically, it can also do the same thing for pets. However, individuals must be cognizant of the fact that human beings and animals are different and that the essential oils blends and aromatherapy that human beings can handle and enjoy, might not produce the same reaction in ones’ pets. In fact, some oils can be quite dangerous. Therefore, it is vitally important that one does their own research and performs due diligence to ensure that their beloved pet is not harmed.

Aromatherapy and PetsIt is also important to note that within the family of pets, different animals can only tolerate certain essential oils, so you must be very careful and dedicated to finding out exactly what your pet can handle, benefit and also what might be dangerous to him or her. It is also worth noting that there has not been much formal research has done on the effects of aromatherapy on pets and animals. So it is very important for you to find trusted resources to give you guidance in this area. You may even want to ask your veterinarian their advice about using aromatherapy on your pet. Other pet owners, whom you trust, might also be a very good source.

Some general rules regarding aromatherapy and pets includes
1. Never spray or use essential oils in your pet’s eyes.
2. Always remember to dilute essential oils. It is very easy to dilute essential oils before you mist them on your pet or on your pet’s belongings.

Aromatherapy and Pets

Aromatherapy can be a good way to help your dog or pet deal with some common ailments. This includes infections on the skin of the ear, bad breath, various rashes or even motion sickness. Below, we will discuss some common essential oils and the ailments that they are known to successfully help with.

Aromatherapy can be a good way to help your dog or pet deal with some common ailments. This includes infections on the skin of the ear, bad breath, various rashes or even motion sickness. Below, we will discuss some common essential oils and the ailments that they are known to successfully help with.It is believed that roman chamomile is good in treating ear infections in dogs and  also works well to relieve pain.  Essential oils may also work well in repelling fleas and ticks. Some people believe that essential oils work just as well as over-the-counter sprays and medications which tend to have a lot of dangerous chemicals. Oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint citronella and myrrh are common ingredients found in herbal based, flee sprays and collars.  One might easily concoct their very own tick and fleas spray by combining these oils with water. A typical mix includes between 20 and 30 drops of the above oils with about 8 ounces of liquid. However, one should follow a trusted recipe before they make any blend.

Aromatherapy can be a good way to help your dog or pet deal with some common ailments. This includes infections on the skin of the ear, bad breath, various rashes or even motion sickness. Below, we will discuss some common essential oils and the ailments that they are known to successfully help with.It is believed that roman chamomile is good in treating ear infections in dogs and  also works well to relieve pain.  Essential oils may also work well in repelling fleas and ticks. Some people believe that essential oils work just as well as over-the-counter sprays and medications which tend to have a lot of dangerous chemicals. Oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint citronella and myrrh are common ingredients found in herbal based, flee sprays and collars.  One might easily concoct their very own tick and fleas spray by combining these oils with water. A typical mix includes between 20 and 30 drops of the above oils with about 8 ounces of liquid. However, one should follow a trusted recipe before they make any blend.Aromatherapy and PetsWhen creating a blend for your pet, especially for your cat or dog, it is especially important to note that cats and dogs have a stronger sense of smell that we do.  Therefore, what may be okay for you, may be harmful and overwhelming for your dog or cat. iI you see your cat whining, sneezing, their eyes tearing up, them rubbing their head on the ground or excessively licking themselves, you may want to cut down on the oils. You will also want to watch and make sure that your pet doesn’t have an allergic reaction to the oils, if they do, you will want to cease using them altogether.  So is important for you to experiment a bit and perform a patch test so that you can see how your pet reacts before you give them a heavy dose or introduce a strong blend.

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