Holistic Care for your Dog

 YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

We all want our pets to live long and healthy lives.  Our environment has so many unnatural and toxic things that can affect their health. Essential oils can be used to support the body systems to help your dog stay healthy.  The most important thing is that you must use the highest quality of essential oils otherwise oils can make your dog sick.  There is only one company that I totally trust and that is YOUNG LIVING.  Please remember that your vet is the person to go to when there is a problem but many times issues can be solved simply by having the right oils on hand.

Below is a line that Young Living has made just for animals which are prediluted.

essential and pets

www.lindseyelmore.com/safety-essential-oils-pets This is an excellent detailed video on animals and oils from Dr. Lindsey Elmore. She is the Director of Global Education and Health Sciences for Young Living Essential Oils. She brings with her a distinguished background in pharmaceutics, which includes an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco.

Essential Oils For Dogs – Dogs Naturally Magazine recommends the following oils  in first aid and are safe for short-term use:

  • Lavender: Universal oil, can use pure or diluted. Can aid with seasonal irritations, skin irritations, car ride anxiety and car sickness.
  • Cardamom: Can help normalize appetite, colic, coughs, heartburn and nausea.
  • Fennel: Can support the adrenal,  pituitary, thyroid and pineal glands.
  • Helichrysum: Can reduce bleeding in accidents, supports skin regenerators, nerves cardio vascular systems.
  • Frankincense:  Supports the immune system and great for the skin.
  • Spearmint:  Can help to reduce weight.  Supports the digestive system and can help balance metabolism.

Precautions about oils:

  • Start slowly with the oils. Let dogs come up and smell the oils themselves. Let them experience the aroma before putting the oils on them.
  • Always dilute the oils with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil. 1-9 drops of carrier oil to one drop of essential oil.
  • Avoid eyes, nose, anal area, and genital areas.
  • Use cautiously with puppies under 10 weeks of age and very old dogs or pregnant dogs.
  • Avoid these oils on dogs: Wintergreen, thyme, clove, cassia, camphor, and oregano. If used, a dilution rate of 9:1 is necessary for safety.

Other uses of the oils:

You will find many ways that oils can be used on your animals online but not all sources are trustworthy. Contact me if you want to discuss how you can use the oils on your dog or where to get the oils.  There are a couple desk references that you may want to invest in to guide you.

Here are a few ways that I use the oils:

  • Flea and Tick Control:  I do not use tradition topical or ingested pills for flea and tick control instead, I make a formula of oils for this. Lavender, Purification, Peppermint and Geranium or Kunzea. You must apply this often, like every time you go out.  These can be used on yourself as well as your pet.
  • Minor injury: When a dog gets a cut or if the dog has surgery, I use Melrose and Frankincense oils to help speed up skin recovery.
  • Healthy cleaning:  Use Thieves Household cleaner. How many times do you smell the residue of the toxic chemical cleaners on your dog crates or items you wash for your dogs? The Thieves Cleaner is a safer and healthier option your dog as well as for yourself.

The best way to get started is with Premium Starter kit which cost $165 plus tax and shipping. These oils do not expire so you have them when you need them!  You only need a drop or two when you use them. These oils do need to be diluted for your dog unlike the Animal Scent line of products which are in the picture which are already diluted for your dog.

Let me help you get started with oils for your puppy and yourself. This will save you money in the long run. An office visit to the veterinarian usually starts at around $60-115 and much more if anything needs treatment.

My distributor number for Young Living is #3005264.