Here are some additional safety tips for pets and animals:
• Dilute for topical use.
• Know your animal’s health status.
• Do NOT use oils on or near eyes, ears, nose, or genitals of your animal or pet.
• Use a water diffuser for aromatic use and allow your pet to roam freely with an open door to the room.
• Caution should be used around animals that are pregnant, nursing, young, or on certain medications.
• Do not use oils topically on your animal or pet if using a topical medication or dermal patch—this includes topical flea and tick preventatives.
• Do not give any of the products containing xylitol (toothpaste, beadlets, etc.) to your pet.
• Only use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
• Observe your animal’s behavior.
In the event of an adverse reaction, dilute with a carrier oil: skin irritation is the most common, and most reactions resolve within 24–48 hours after oil exposure. Discontinue use of an oil if animal shows signs of distress, drooling, squinting, rubbing their face, vocalization, shaking, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Oils to avoid topically and internally with DOGS: Birch, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), and Wintergreen. Use caution with hot oils such as Oregano, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, and Thyme.
Oils to avoid topically and internally with CATS: Basil, Citrus Oils (Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine), Birch, Cinnamon, Clove, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Wintergreen.
With these tips, you now have the KNOWLEDGE to SAFELY and CONFIDENTLY use Essential Oils in your home and with your pets!
QUESTION – IN WHAT WAYS CAN ESSENTIAL OILS MOST BENEFIT YOUR PET?