While caution needs to be used when using essential oils with our fur legged family members. Essential oils can help with skin problems, “hot spots”, paw and hoof support, aches and pains and minor scraps. A word of caution essential oils can’t be used with cats, birds and reptiles. Also, don’t let them lick the oils and only use a small percentage blend. And as with people stop use if irritation develops.
We all feel the aches and pains of our furry family. Some essential oils that can help are Tamanu, Roman Chamomile, Sweet Marjoram and lavender. They will adore you for the relaxing massage they get, sleep better due to the lavender and the oils will penetrate the skin and help with the aches and inflammation.
Virgin Coconut oil, Olive oil, Calendula Oil, beeswax, Apricot oil and Jojoba are great carriers the essential oils depending on the use. Such as Rock Rose, Helichrysum, lavender and rose are good for those “hot spots”. For the minor scraps a mild dilution of Witch Hazel, Colloidal Sliver, Yarrow can help speed the healing process and help to kill the bacteria in and around the scrap.
Dogs with sound or loud noise sensitivities a good blend can include lavender, Melissa and neroli. A word of caution dogs have very sensitive noses so it’s good to have them smell your hands to see their reaction before application. Just like us they have scents that they like and don’t like. If they turn away or avoid eye contact it won’t be as useful to them.
Stopping Destructive Behavior
Have stray cats or even your own sweet kitty that “sprays” around the house and want it to stop try a blend with lavender, peppermint, lemon grass and orange. Use a spray bottle and spray where they spray to deter that type of behavior.