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Essential Oils: For your Cat

General guidelines

  • Cats will vary in how they tolerate and accept essential oil use.
  • Cats will vary in how they respond to essential oils in general as well as to specific individual oils.
  • Make sure you are aware of your cat’s reaction to the use of the oils. Some may enjoy the smell, others may drool, others may hide when oils are in use.
  • Start low and slow and dilute a lot. When using essential oils with cats it is recommended using at least a 75% dilution, even up to 90% dilution can be used with cats.  Their sense of smell and taste is way more sensitive than ours.

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Essential Oils: For your Dog

General guidelines

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  • Dogs tend to tolerate most essentials oils quite well.
  • Dogs will vary in how they respond to essential oils in general as well as to specific individual oils.
  • Make sure you are aware of your dog’s reaction to the use of the oils.
  • Start low and slow and dilute a lot. Their sense of smell is way more sensitive than ours.
  • “Strong scented” oils, such as citrus or minty types may be less tolerated by dogs as compared to “soft scented” oils such as lavender, cedarwood and vetiver.
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Essential Oils: Single Oils

There are hundreds of single essential oils available and many distribution companies also make various blends with these single oils. This makes the possibility of essential oil combinations that could be used with your pet endless. Here is a look at 10 common essential oils and their benefits/cautions when being used with your pets.

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Essential Oils: Application Techniques

There are many ways to use essential oils around your pets. Here is a quick overview of some common application techniques. These application techniques are regarded as external methods, but the all have the potential to become internal methods due to normal grooming behaviors of animals. Caution must be taken with animals and internal consumption of essential oils.

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