Can You Use Essential Oils for Dog Care? Yes, you can! Dogs tolerate oils well, but dogs vary greatly in size. Use tiny amounts of oil for sensitive skin puppies and toy breeds. Dilute with coconut oil if needed.
I personally apply oils between toes and on the pad of the foot when doing foot applications. I also apply inside the ears, and both work really well for Rocky. My other dog Smokey however cannot tolerate the smell of essential oils so use with caution. Avoid getting oils in eyes; flush with milk if needed. Always consult with your veterinarian before using.
Essential Oil Favorites for Dogs:
Frankincense – Inflammation, Insect/Snake Bites, Scarring, Warts
Helichrysum – Bleeding, Wound Care
Lavender – Abscesses, Stress, Burns, Conjunctivitis, Inflammation, Vertigo, Wound Care
Oregano – Ringworm
Can You Use Essential Oils for Dog Care?
Mist: In a 16 oz spray bottle, put 4-6 drops of Rosemary and 4-6 drops of Purify: and then fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water. Lightly spray dog, avoiding eyes. Reapply as needed for flea prevention.
Combine 25 drops each of Frankincense and Thyme. Diffuse. Apply (dosage based on size) to paws 4-6 times a day.
Apply a drop of Lavender to travel crate for a more peaceful ride.
Some essential oils are poisonous to dog. This includes anise, cinnamon, citrus, clove, eucalyptus, juniper, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree (melaleuca), wintergreen, and ylang ylang.
Disclosure: We are NOT providing medical advice. Always consult your physician 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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