As you may know, my main purpose for blogging is to share information so that you can make informed decisions to naturally support your family’s health and wellness. However one very important family member has been missed, our dogs! Have you ever considered using essential oils for dogs?
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Essential Oils for Dogs
I have had essential oil users asking me about using essential oils for dogs. Their main motivation for wanting to use essential oils on their four-legged friends are:
- They want to support their pet’s health and wellness naturally… after all, they are family members too!
- Vet bills are expensive, essential oils can be a very cost-effective alternative especially if the family already has the oils in the home!
Although I do have a very dear four-legged family member, I do not have a lot of experience using essential oils with animals. I want my readers to have the information they need, but I also want to make sure it is correct and reliable. For this reason, I will be sharing some excellent posts from other bloggers who have experience using essential oils for dogs!
I do however use lavender essential oil with my dog on her Thundershirt which comes in Xsmall, small, medium, large, and XL. Our dog HATES car rides, we think it is anxiety. Driving with her is not only stressful for her but for us as well as she gets so upset. Putting on the Thundershirt really helps to settle her down and putting a few drops of lavender essential oil on the patch really helps!
Without further ado, let’s get this pet friendly – essential oil loving – information sharing party started!
Essential Oil Care for Dogs
The Green Ladies have written an excellent post that lists different essential oils and then discusses how each one can be used to care for your pet’s health and wellness. Check out Essential Oils for Dogs.
DaNelle at Weed Em & Reap has written a post called Essential Oils for Dogs. DaNelle speaks about safety precautions when using essential oils with dogs. She also provides an in-depth list of common ailments dogs face and the essential oil remedies.
Essential Oil Diffuser for Dog Collars
This is such a cool idea! Diffusing Mama’s makes a beautiful essential oil jewelry however they also have an awesome accessory line including a Calming Dog Tag Diffuser Locket!
DIY Essential Oil Remedies for your Pets
Hayley at Health Starts in the Kitchen has written a very informative post all about your pet’s ear care. Read Essential Oil Dog Wash Spray for Ear Infections to learn about an easy DIY essential oil remedy!
Essential Oil Safety
Although essential oils are natural, they are extremely potent and can be quite dangerous if not used appropriately. Sarah Biskobing from The Oil Essentials has written a very informative list of 10 safety precautions when using essential oils with animals. If you plan to use essential oils with pets, it is imperative that you follow safety guidelines. Read Sarah’s post Essential Oils and Pets:10 Safety and Usage Tips.
I hope you have found this collection of essential oils for dogs from these amazing bloggers to be helpful in answering your questions about using essential oils with your furry friends!
Were you aware that you could use essential oils for dogs? What essential oils have you used on your dog? Which oils would you like to try? I would love to hear from you!