Essential oils are not just for us, but fantastic for pets too!
My neighbor's dog had a cancer tumor and after applying small amounts of doTerra's Melaleuca and Frankincense essential oils on her dog's cancer tumor, the tumor went down in size significantly after only a month!
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.
Essential Oil Favorites for Dogs:
AromaTouch: Circulatory Issues, Heatstroke, Overworked Muscles
Balance: Anxiety, Joint Issues (Add in Deep Blue and Lemongrass)
Breathe: Asthma, Allergies, Colds, Heatstroke, Kennel Cough
Deep Blue: Arthritis, Muscle Cramps, Wound Care
DigestZen: Allergies, Diarrhea, Digestive Parasites, Ulcers, Vomiting
Frankincense: Anxiety, Colitis, Inflammation, Infections, Insect/Snake Bites, Scarring, Tumors, Warts
Helichrysum: Bleeding, Liver Issues, Nerve Damage, Would Care
Immortelle: Anxiety, Bleeding, Inflammation, Nerve Damage, Scarring, Tumors, Would Care
Lavender: Abscesses, Anxiety, Allergies, Burns, Conjunctivitis, Inflammation, Tumors, Vertigo, Would Care
Lemon: Anxiety, Electrolyte Balance, Immune Boost, Infections, Lymph Function, Claw Strength
Melissa: Anxiety, Chronic Cough, Depression, Flu, Herpes, Immune Support
OnGuard: Abscesses, Colds, Flu, Immune Support, MRSA, Oral Health, Parasites, Spider Bites
Oregano: Bronchitis, Colds, Infections, MRSA, Ringworm, Strep, Staph
Peppermint: Asthma, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fever, Heatstroke, Inflammation, Muscle Pain, Ulcers
Serenity: Anxiety, Burns, Inflammation, Nerve Damage, Scarring, Tumors, Wound Care
Zendocrine: Kidney and Bladder Infections, Liver Support
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