HOW TO APPLY ESSENTIAL OILS TO DOGS
Look at the bottom of page for cat sugestions.
For dogs, essential oils can be used aromatically by putting a drop of the essential oil on their collar or on their dog bed. You can also make a spray by adding a few essential oil drops to water and spraying the dog’s fur.
You can apply essential oils to the spine, ears, or even on the toes/pads of dogs. You can apply essential oils directly to the area pretty much anywhere on the body. But remember to avoid the eyes, nose, anal and genital areas.
The brand I use is 100% pure therapeutic grade. Please understand this matters! Before you have your pet ingest them check out why I use these brand. It is recommended only administering one drop when allowing a dog to ingest internally.
Only 1-2 drops of oil are necessary on animals, as they respond more quickly to oils than humans. Fractionated coconut oil can be added to extend the oil over larger areas and to heavily dilute the essential oil for use on smaller animals, especially cats. Certified Therapeutic Grade ONLY.
*Nervousness: oils- Calming Blend, lavender, Grounding Blend. Rub 1-2 drops between hands, and apply to muzzle, between toes, on tops of feet for the dog to smell. Also apply to edges of ears to help support calming. ( I use one drop of lavender for my little Joey, he is our ten pound Yorkie Terrier. Joey gets really nervous during thunderstorms).
*Stiff Joints: oils - frankincense, rosemary, lavender and ginger. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil, and apply topically on affected joints.
*Bleeding: oils- helichrysum, geranium or lemon apply topical with carrier oil. Bleeding toe nail lemon or Helichrysum if you cut toenail too short and it bleeds put 1 drop on quick of nail to stop bleeding.
*Bladder: oils- Frankincense, OnGuard, and cinnamon 2 drops each in capsule 2xday.
*Burns: Lavender- apply neat to burn, for large areas can be diluted in ratio of 4-6 drops to one tablespoon FCO- in spray top bottle-lightly spray area.
*Strong and Healthy Bones: oils- lemongrass. Apply topical with carrier oil. xEOmega oil capsules, LifeLong vitality pack for large breed dogs. NOTE* I have removed deep Blue oil blend form oils to use on dogs. Wintergreen, one of its ingredients, metabolized to salicylic Acid= aspirin, which can be problematic for dogs- mainly GI issues)
*Support while mending Bone : oil- Frankincense apply topical with carrier oil. DDR oil blend mixed into food 2 x day. Works best with moist or canned food.
*Calm: oils Calming Blend, lavender, Invigorating Blend. These can be topical or aroma therapy.
*Lumps/Bumps Skin: Oils- sandalwood, frankincense apply topical. plus DDR prime oil in food 2x/day.
*Coughs: Oils- eucalyptus, apply on fur or stomach. Breathe- diffuse or apply a few drops to chest, put on pet bedding (acts as diffuser) Our basset hounds benefit from this treatment.
*Earache: Blend one drop lavender and one drop roman chamomile in one tsp. fractionated coconut oil. Apply 1-2 drops to inside and outside of ear. We have one basset hound that has battled with this problem often, we have found that usings melaleuca on the outside of the ear has relieved him of this problem.
*Ear Conditions: Oils- Cleansing Blend. Dip cotton swab in oil, and apply to inside and front of ear.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Joey and Lily
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup Castile soap
- 2 drops Cedarwood
- 2 drops Lavender
Combine in a jar, stir or shake. Wet the dog,then pour a small amount of the shampoo and rub it in. Avoid the eyes and the inside of the ears and rinse well.
Treating Cats with oils is treated the same as with young children/infants. Dilute oils heavily with carrier oils and ONLY USE CERTIFIED PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE. If the oil says not for human consumption do NOT GIVE to your pet, child or yourself. For more information on essential oils for your pets please feel free to email me. I have information that I can mail to you as well. If your are interested in receiving information via mail you can email me your mailing address and what type of information you are looking for. I can not diagnose or treat diseases so please don't request that type of information. See your veterinarian for diagnosis or treatment of diseases. This information is to help you make the best decision you can make to help your pets. Working with a veterinarian and learning about holistic approach is a working relationship with your veterinarian not an either or approach.