Application Methods

Oils for Dogs & Cats - October 2021

· cats,dogs,pets

Just like with humans, dōTERRA Essential Oils are safe to use Aromatically, Topically and Internally on your pets. You're going to use them similarly to how you would use them with yourself and your family. However, pets are much smaller than people. For that reason, you're going to want to use more dilution with pets and you will need to be careful about some of the oils that aren't safe for ingesting while recognizing the fact that some of these pets do groom themselves, like cats. You'll just want to be aware of some of the different behaviors that animals have that you don't have to worry about when you're using essential oils on you and your family members.

Let's take a closer look at the 3 different ways that you can use essential oils on your pets.

Because pets are more sensitive than humans, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind when diffusing oils around your pets. Not all oils are recommended to use on and around your pets which I will touch on in a bit.

Here are some basic, yet important guidelines to follow when diffusing essential oils around your pets

When using essential oils on your pets, you will want to dilute them with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. These dilution rates are different than what you would follow for humans so be sure to take a close look at the image above for the proper guidelines.

Also, keep in mind that some animals such as cats groom themselves. For that reason, you will want to be sure that you apply oils that are also safe to take internally or applied to an area where there will be no risk of consumption.

When applying oils topically, you can use the following chart for a more targeted approach when supporting specific organ functions. In my next blog post, I will be listing the top recommended oils to support these specific body systems and organ functions.

As I mentioned before, dōTERRA Essential Oils are safe to ingest. But only if they are labeled as a dietary supplement. Use these tips and guidelines highlighted in the above image to safely use essential oils internally with your pets.

Wintergreen, Cassia and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) are three oils that you will want to avoid using on and around your pets. See the list of safe alternatives highlighted in the image below.

Have confidence in using essential oils on your pets, and enjoy the benefits that they bring!

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