Pets Love Aromatherapy!
Aromatherapy also offers benefits for skin health, itching,
immune system, stress and is a natural bug repellant.
See below for some of the ways aromatherapy can benefit your pet.
Essential oils are meant to be used topically or inhaled. Our mists can be sprayed on your pet but be careful not to spray in eyes, nose or mouth, we recommend spraying in your palms and massaging behind ears and back. When introducing a new essential oil to your pet, never force application without first getting their approval, if they resist the scent in any way do not apply. Do not use essential oils on medium or large breed puppies until
they are eight weeks old or on small breed puppies until they are ten
weeks old. Introduce essential oils gradually. If a dog shows any
signs of distress (whining, panting, drooling, etc.) around an essential
oil, stop using it. Use essential oils in moderation with dogs, especially old,
pregnant, or ill dogs. Be especially careful if the dog has epilepsy or
is prone to seizures. Read below about precautions for cats and use of essential oils before starting any aromatherapy regime.
Safe Essential Oils for Dogs
Essential Oils/ Properties and Uses
Antifungal, soothing. Excellent for ear infections caused by yeast or bacterial overgrowth. Caution: Can cause photosensitization.
Avoid the sun after use.
Antiseptic, tonifying, circulation-stimulating. Good for skin and coat conditioning and dermatitis of all types. Flea-repelling.
Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, an expectorant. Good for relief of chest congestion. Effective in repelling flea.
Gentle and safe, anti fungal. Good for skin irritations, fungal ear infections. Effective in repelling ticks.
Very safe and gentle, antibacterial, anti-itch, nerve-calming.
Good for many common animal ailments, e.g. skin irritations, first aid.
A "must-have" oil for your dog!
Antispamodic, stimulates circulation, insect-repelling.
Good for arthritis, dysplasia, sprains and strains. Works well with ginger to treat motion sickness. Another "must-have" for dogs!
Calming, deodorizing, flea-repelling. Caution: Can cause photosensitization. Avoid the sun after use.
Essential Oils and Cats
Always allow your cat to choose whether it wants an essential oil. Do not use essential oils on cats if they resist in any way! Essential oils must always be used in very high dilutions (max 1 drop to 10 mls, as little as 1 drop in 25mls can be effective). Never put essential oils on a cat's body, never close a cat in a room with essential oils diffusing, never use essential oil that contains phenols.
Here is a list of some essential oils that are
known to be toxic to cats:
Peppermint, Oregano, Clove, Sage, Citrus oils, Lavender,
Melaleuca (tea tree oil), Cinnamon (cassia), Wintergreen
Thyme, Birch, Bergamot, Pine, Spruce
Here are the essential oils for cats that are
very safe for cat use:
Clary Sage, Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum
Idaho Balsam Fir, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Valerian
TIP: Did you know that most cleaning products, air fresheners, room sprays and carpet fresheners are very toxic to your pet, try to avoid the use of these products around your pet's living areas. Take a look at our all natural cleaning products we have available that are safe for your pet and the environment.
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Administration. The LifeWave patches are not intended to treat, prevent
or cure any disease. This information is in no way intended to be
medical advice. LifeWave patches are not intended to be used in the cure, treatment or
prevention of disease in man or animals.