When introducing Oils to your pet, always start S-L-O-W-L-Y.
• SELF SELECTION: allow your pet to choose which oil they like.
• Introduce the oil initially with the CAP ON – pets have keen noses and a little goes a long way.
• Positive Results may be subtle: be observant but let them tell you “yes” or “no” with their behavior.
• Always observe your pet’s behavior for the first 20 minutes or so when diffusing a new oil.
Start out with your oils MORE diluted when introducing Essential Oils topically to your pet.
You can use carrier oils such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Almond Oil, etc.
You can always increase the concentration if the desired effect is not reached, but it is difficult to remove an Essential Oil once it has already been absorbed.
Remember, each animal is an individual and your pet may be more or less sensitive than others.
Observe their behavior – they will tell you!
Dogs and cats are not herbivores, which is why one must be careful to dilute Essential Oils correctly when using them with pets. Dogs and cats respond differently to Essential Oils than other animals like horses and goats and cows. Herbivores respond well to Essential Oils because they really like plants—they think they are delicious.
QUESTION – WHAT KIND OF PET(S) DO YOU HAVE? FEEL FREE TO SHARE PICTURES IN THE COMMENTS.