Are Essential oils safe for pets, cats and dogs

IS ESSENTIAL OIL SAFE FOR PETS - CATS AND DOGS?

We are often asked if Essential Oils are safe for Dogs and Cats…the answer is …only when used with care and after having consulted with your vet. We all love our pets but safety precaution is crucial when using Essential oils.

Top 5 Essential Oils that can assist with your pet’s condition.

Reviewing 5 most common Essential Oils that you may already have in your cupboards and that could assist with some conditions.

  • Lavender Essential oil
  • Peppermint Essential oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential oil
  • Frankincense Essential oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil

While dogs have been known to fare well with most essential oils, other pets such as cats and birds do not. Please note that cats are very sensitive to synthetic oils and their metabolic system responds poorly. They don’t digest oils like dogs do. Consequently, which ever pets you have, please consult your vet before using Essential oils.

Plants do not necessarily have the same impact on them as on us. We all love our pets but safety precautions must be taken when using Essential oils. Some essential oils can be very toxic if ingested by a dog (a few drops only can be fatal). Cats are particularly sensitive odours, and can be hampered by the diffusion of essential oils.

CONSULT YOUR VET BEFORE USING ESSENTIAL OILS

Aromatherapy can relieve your companions for all external problems: skin or hair. Essential oils can be applied as a preventive or curative treatment of classic and specific diseases for animals. But once again, before using any essential oils on an animal, consult your vet. 

Oils should not be used on cat’s fur and skin at all.

Essential Oils not safe on cats, consult a vet

Lavender Essential oil

The Lavender smell promotes health and well-being and is widely known for its calming and relaxing qualities.

The scent of lavender oil can help to soothe your pet when introducing it to a new home.

Key Benefits

  • Effectively help to repel fleas and other insects
  • Helps prevent infections
  • Calm dogs and minimize stress
  • Treating carsickness in pets. Add a few drops in the vehicle or in your pet carrier


 
Uses

For fleas and other insects

  • 3 to 5 drops of the oil diluted with five times the amount of carrier oil, is recommended. Important: Never apply essential oils, event diluted directly to a cat’s fur.
 
 
 
 

Caution
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Peppermint Essential oil

The oil is a good medicinal product with an amazing aroma, however it highly advisable to consult your vet if you are not certain of your pet’s condition and how it will respond to the effects of the oil. Peppermint oil is mentally stimulating for your pet and can relieve mental tension and fatigue.


Key Benefits

  1. Circulation stimulant
  2. Insect repellent and antispasmodic for your pet
  3. Can assist dogs with sprains and arthritis
  4. Nausea and travel sickness
  5. Have a natural mental stimulation and can relieve mental tension and fatigue


Uses
For your dog arthritis, mix with Ginger Essential oil and a carrier oil. In a dark bottle, mix

  • 120ml olive oil
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • Rub 2 to 3 drops of the blend between your hands and apply it to areas affected by arthritis or joint pain.
 
Caution

Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Eucalyptus Essential oil

The oil has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effects. Despite its potent smell, the oil is exceptionally gentle and a good choice to use in blends.

 

 

Key Benefits

  • Assist with colds and coughs
  • Eliminate fleas




Uses
For fleas and other insects
Add 7 drops of the oil in 1l shampoo bottle. Wash your pet’s body with the shampoo (not appropriate for cats).

Caution
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.
Indigestion can be fatal.

Frankincense Essential oil

The oil has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effects. Despite its potent smell, the oil is exceptionally gentle and a good choice to use in blends.

The essential oil is indicated to strengthen a deteriorated immune system. It will help your elderly or sick animal that need a systemic boost.

 Key Benefits

  •  Immune stimulant
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-depressant

 

Uses

By inhalation.


Caution

Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Rosemary Essential oil

The oil includes antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-arthritic proprieties

Key Benefits

  • Bug repellent

Uses

  • For the bugs five to ten drops are mixed into a tablespoon of apricot kernel oil.
  • By inhalation or diluted that will be applied topically on dog to repel fleas (but not on cats)

Caution
Must be diluted with carrier oil before applying on pets.
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth

before using essential oils on animal, consult your vet.

Common ailments of our 4-legged companions and some associated Essential oils to assist or combat

Fleas and Ticks

Lavender, Peppermint,  Lemongrass, Eucalyptus

 

Car Sickness

Lavender, Peppermint
Put a few drops of either lavender or peppermint essential oil on a handkerchief.

Loss of Appetite

Common in pets, particularly in dogs and cats.

Orange, Lemon essential, Cardamom 
Diffuse the blend for your pet to inhale.
Remember not to use essential oils in cats.

Flatulence


Peppermint, Lemongrass
Diffuse a few drops of peppermint essential oil or lemongrass essential oil to deal with digestive disorders, including flatulence and indigestion for your pet to inhale.

Below a list of essential oils that are not safe for pets. (Ref: All Natural Pet Care)

  • Allspice
  • Anise Basil
  • Holy Birch
  • Camphor
  • Carrot Seed
  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon
  • Bark
  • Clove Bud
  • Cypress,
  • Blue Fennel
  • Ho Leaf
  • Hyssop
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Berry
  • Laurel Leaf
  • Lavandin
  • Lavender,
  • Spike Lavender,
  • Spanish
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Manuka
  • Myrtle (all)
  • Pine (all)
  • Ravensara
  • Ravintsara
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Sage (all)
  • Tansy Tansy,
  • Blue
  • Thyme
  • Wintergreen
  • Yarrow
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Are Essential oils safe for pets, cats and dogs

is ESSENTIAL OIL SAFE FOR PETS - CATS AND DOGS?

We are often asked if Essential Oils are safe for Dogs and Cats…the answer is …only when used with care and after having consulted with your vet. We all love our pets but safety precaution is crucial when using Essential oils.

Top 5 Essential Oils that can assist with your pet’s condition.

Reviewing 5 most common Essential Oils that you may already have in your cupboards and that could assist with some conditions.

  • Lavender Essential oil
  • Peppermint Essential oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential oil
  • Frankincense Essential oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil

While dogs have been known to fare well with most essential oils, other pets such as cats and birds do not. Please note that cats are very sensitive to synthetic oils and their metabolic system responds poorly. They don’t digest oils like dogs do. Consequently, which ever pets you have, please consult your vet before using Essential oils.

Plants do not necessarily have the same impact on them as on us. We all love our pets but safety precautions must be taken when using Essential oils. Some essential oils can be very toxic if ingested by a dog (a few drops only can be fatal). Cats are particularly sensitive odours, and can be hampered by the diffusion of essential oils.

CONSULT YOUR VET BEFORE USING ESSENTIAL OILS

Aromatherapy can relieve your companions for all external problems: skin or hair. Essential oils can be applied as a preventive or curative treatment of classic and specific diseases for animals. But once again, before using any essential oils on an animal, consult your vet. 

Oils should not be used on cat’s fur and skin at all.

Essential Oils not safe on cats, consult a vet

Lavender Essential oil

The Lavender smell promotes health and well-being and is widely known for its calming and relaxing qualities.

The scent of lavender oil can help to soothe your pet when introducing it to a new home.

Key Benefits

  • Effectively help to repel fleas and other insects
  • Helps prevent infections
  • Calm dogs and minimize stress
  • Treating carsickness in pets. Add a few drops in the vehicle or in your pet carrier


 
Uses

For fleas and other insects

  • 3 to 5 drops of the oil diluted with five times the amount of carrier oil, is recommended. Important: Never apply essential oils, event diluted directly to a cat’s fur.
 
 
 
 

Caution
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Peppermint Essential oil

The oil is a good medicinal product with an amazing aroma, however it highly advisable to consult your vet if you are not certain of your pet’s condition and how it will respond to the effects of the oil. Peppermint oil is mentally stimulating for your pet and can relieve mental tension and fatigue.


Key Benefits

  1. Circulation stimulant
  2. Insect repellent and antispasmodic for your pet
  3. Can assist dogs with sprains and arthritis
  4. Nausea and travel sickness
  5. Have a natural mental stimulation and can relieve mental tension and fatigue


Uses
For your dog arthritis, mix with Ginger Essential oil and a carrier oil. In a dark bottle, mix

  • 120ml olive oil
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • Rub 2 to 3 drops of the blend between your hands and apply it to areas affected by arthritis or joint pain.
 
Caution

Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Eucalyptus Essential oil

The oil has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effects. Despite its potent smell, the oil is exceptionally gentle and a good choice to use in blends.

 

 

Key Benefits

  • Assist with colds and coughs
  • Eliminate fleas




Uses
For fleas and other insects
Add 7 drops of the oil in 1l shampoo bottle. Wash your pet’s body with the shampoo (not appropriate for cats).

Caution
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.
Indigestion can be fatal.

Frankincense Essential oil

The oil has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effects. Despite its potent smell, the oil is exceptionally gentle and a good choice to use in blends.

The essential oil is indicated to strengthen a deteriorated immune system. It will help your elderly or sick animal that need a systemic boost.

 Key Benefits

  •  Immune stimulant
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-depressant

 

Uses

By inhalation.


Caution

Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Rosemary Essential oil

The oil includes antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-arthritic proprieties

Key Benefits

  • Bug repellent

Uses

  • For the bugs five to ten drops are mixed into a tablespoon of apricot kernel oil.
  • By inhalation or diluted that will be applied topically on dog to repel fleas (but not on cats)

Caution
Must be diluted with carrier oil before applying on pets.
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth

before using essential oils on animal, consult your vet.

Common ailments of our 4-legged companions and some associated Essential oils to assist or combat

Fleas and Ticks

Lavender, Peppermint,  Lemongrass, Eucalyptus

 

Car Sickness

Lavender, Peppermint
Put a few drops of either lavender or peppermint essential oil on a handkerchief.

Loss of Appetite

Common in pets, particularly in dogs and cats.

Orange, Lemon essential, Cardamom 
Diffuse the blend for your pet to inhale.
Remember not to use essential oils in cats.

Flatulence


Peppermint, Lemongrass
Diffuse a few drops of peppermint essential oil or lemongrass essential oil to deal with digestive disorders, including flatulence and indigestion for your pet to inhale.

Below a list of essential oils that are not safe for pets. (Ref: All Natural Pet Care)

  • Allspice
  • Anise Basil
  • Holy Birch
  • Camphor
  • Carrot Seed
  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon
  • Bark
  • Clove Bud
  • Cypress,
  • Blue Fennel
  • Ho Leaf
  • Hyssop
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Berry
  • Laurel Leaf
  • Lavandin
  • Lavender,
  • Spike Lavender,
  • Spanish
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Manuka
  • Myrtle (all)
  • Pine (all)
  • Ravensara
  • Ravintsara
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Sage (all)
  • Tansy Tansy,
  • Blue
  • Thyme
  • Wintergreen
  • Yarrow
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