Essential Oils & Dogs: Five Oils That Are Safe For Your Pet

  • 17/08/2020
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Essential oil is a popular remedy that is used as a natural treatment option and alternative to traditional medicine, treating various conditions from anxiety to skin issues. Since many people use essential oils in everyday life, it's only natural that pet owners want to share the health benefits of oils with their four-legged friends.

However, it's essential to remember that not every essential oil is safe for dogs and use of specific oil requires vet visits beforehand. Dogs' sense of smell is astronomically stronger than humans so that scents can have an adverse effect on your pet. Here is a list of top five safe essential oils that you can use to provide tender, loving care and treat illnesses of your best friend.

Lavender

Lavender is a universal oil that has a calming effect on the central nervous system. The oil is also beneficial in case of allergies, burns, ulcers, and insomnia.

It can be used both pure or diluted by placing a few drops of oil on a dog's bedding or applying it to his or her ear fur. Using lavender oil during travelling can help to calm your dog, prevent car anxiety and sickness, or make a pet sleepy.

CBD Oil

CBD oil is a well-known natural supplement for most physical and mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, and others. However, using CBD oil for dogs can also help to relieve stress, reduce pain, improve chronic digestive issues and cardiovascular function, and promote neurological health.

CBD is known to interfere with the endocannabinoid system, which is found in all mammals, including dogs, horses, and cats, meaning CBD can interact with their cell-signalling network to provide health benefits. Intake of CBD oil, tincture, or specially designed dog treats infused with oil can also complement the dietary requirements due to a nutritional profile of CBD compounds.

Chamomile

A cup of chamomile tea is a favourite beverage of many individuals to calm the mind and reduce stress levels. Our fluffy friends can experience similar soothing effects from chamomile, as well.

German and Roman are two types of chamomile essential oil. German chamomile possesses anti-inflammatory benefits which can help to support skin health and reduce allergic reactions. Roman chamomile might help to calm nerves, lower stress and reduce cramps, teething and muscle pain.

Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil can support the healthy function of the nervous and immune systems as well as improve the digestive tract. What's more, it has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties and can help to soothe irritated, itchy or damaged skin, and relax and relieve sore muscles and joints in older animals.

Ginger

Just like some ginger tea may help to clear out our respiratory tracts or soothe the stomach, essential ginger oil can offer the same advantages for dogs.

Ginger is a beneficial remedy for enhancing digestive function, promoting easy breathing, reducing inflammation, and discomfort of joint pain.

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