Essential oils are not just for us, but fantastic for pets too!
I know many friends who use Lavender oil and Serenity essential oil blend to help their dogs calm down during trips to the veterinarian, thunderstorms, fireworks and to help them sleep.
Dogs respond incredibly well to essential oils. The essential oils work fast and get into the bloodstream within 20 seconds of being applied. Essential oils do not build up in the systems like drugs do, so the essential oils do need to be reapplied as needed.
As with all doTerra essential oils, only a small amount of oil is needed to be effective. Since dogs vary greatly in size and sensitivity, use tiny amounts of essential oil for dogs with sensitive skin as well as on puppies. The essential oils can be diluted with coconut oil.
When applying essential oils on dogs, avoid getting the oils in the eyes. If a small amount of oil does go into the eye, flush with milk as needed. Apply the oils between the toes and on the pad of the foot when doing foot applications. The essential oils can be diffused aromatically to improve a dog's mood, purify the air and open the airways. Topically the oils can be massaged onto the dog and taken internally. As always, please consult with your veterinarian first.
Essential Oil Favorites for Dogs:
AromaTouch: Circulatory Issues, Overworked Muscles
Balance: Promotes Relaxation and Supports Healthy Joints (Add in Deep Blue and Lemongrass)
Breathe: Supports Healthy Breathing, Reduces Inflammation
Deep Blue: Muscle Cramps and Pain Reducer, Wound Care
DigestZen: Supports a Healthy Digestive System
Frankincense: Promotes Relaxation, Helps Promote Healthy, New Cells in the Body, Insect/Snake Bites, Scarring, Supports Healthy Skin and Tissue
Helichrysum: Supports a Healthy Liver and Nervous System, Wound Care
Immortelle: Supports Skin and Tissue Health, Calms the Nervous System, Wound Care, Reduces Scarring
Lavender: Calms the Nervous System, Helpful for Skin Conditions and Wound Care
Lemon: Promotes Relaxation, Electrolyte Balance, Maintains a Healthy Immune Response in the Body, Supports the Lymphatic System, Claw Strength
Melissa: Stress Reducer, Immune Support
OnGuard: Immune Support, Improves Oral Health, Spider Bites
Oregano: Supports Respiratory Health and Maintains a Healthy Immune Response in the Body
Peppermint: Supports Healthy Breathing, Maintains The Health of the Digestive System, Inflammation, Muscle Pain
Serenity: Stress reducer, Burns, Inflammation, Nerve Pain, Scarring, Wound Care
Zendocrine: Kidney and Bladder Support, Liver Support