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Can You Use Essential Oils for Cat Care?

Can You Use Essential Oils for Cat Care?

Can You Use Essential Oils for Cat Care?  Yes, you can!  Cats are small and sensitive. Use less than a drop of oil at a time – and it essential oils are not suggested for pregnant females and kittens.

Dilute with coconut oils if needed. Do not use Melaleuca on your cats. Always consult your veterinarian before using oils on your cats. I suggest to only use topically and always test before using so they don’t have a reaction.  Apply oils between toes and on the pad of the foot when doing foot applications.  Avoid getting oils in eyes; flush with milk if needed.

Essential Oil Favorites for Cats:

Frankincense – Inflammation, Insect/Snake Bites, Scarring, Warts

Helichrysum – Bleeding, Nerve Damage, Would Care

Oregano – Colds, MRSA, Ringworm

Peppermint – Diarrhea, Fever, Heatstroke, Inflammation, Muscle Pain, Ulcers

Can You Use Essential Oils for Cat Care?

Flea Repellant: Mist: In a 16 oz spray bottle, put 4-6 drops of Rosemary, and then fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water. Lightly spray cat, avoiding eyes. Reapply as needed for flea prevention.

Also, these essential oils are toxic to cats:

  • Bergamot
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • European pennyroyal
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon, lime and orange
  • Lemongrass
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Tea tree
  • Thyme
  • Wintergreen, peppermint, spearmint and mint
  • Ylang-ylang

Disclosure: We are NOT providing medical advice. Always consult your veterinarian for medical treatment.  The advice shared in this page has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.

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  1. My 12 month old cat has a sore red eye and the third eye is know showing I have called the vet but they can’t get me in unless I pay emergency . Can I use a diluted Young living lavinder oil to wipe the eye

    1. I am not sure – I would suggest taking him in. Young Living and doTERRA are both high quality brands so you are safe on that regards. It sounds like he needs an antibiotic to me. The lavender may help with the pain until morning.

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