3 Must Have Essential Oils to Calm Your Pet

the reason we love so many animals is emitting an attitude of joy, innocence and unconditional love to his people.  Our pets are just so happy to be a part of our family since we are having them with us.

but sometimes an animal enters in our life that is a little “there was”.

for example, the dog who has an irrational fear of rain and not for his life go out to go to the bathroom during the shower.  Or the cat hiding for hours when a friend comes over.  Or, what the dog with problems of addiction which destroys the House while you are at work?  Any of these sound familiar?

my cat, Sammie and Max, to hang out on the patio of screened-in love.  But when the garbage truck comes rolling, flee for your lives!

may sound crazy to us, but anyone who is your pet fears or quirky behavior, are completely legitimate in their minds.

with essential oils in their animals can really take the edge of anxiety, great!

for heightened animal senses, respond very well to the essential oils.  In nature, animals eat specific plants to heal.  In captivity (our homes), the plant Kingdom is not readily available.  Using essential oils in your pet gives them access to the vast healing properties of nature.

the three best oils to soothe your pets are:

Lavender

Roman Chamomile

Peace & Calming® (a mixture of Young Living)

these essential oils can be used to support your pet; fear of rain and the thunderstorms, anxiety, hyperactivity, trauma, abuse, depression, illness, travel to Office vet, pain, loss of another pet of the family and any other condition that causes great stress for the animal, such as garbage trucks!

to apply the oils to animals, always remember that less is more as animals are very sensitive to essential oils.

also, with animals, is better to dilute essential oils with an oil carrier as the organic olive oil.  I recommend an oil of essential part 1 part of oil carrier for all cats EXCEPT animals. The ratio of dilution for cats is 1 part essential oil in 10 parts carrier oil.

watch out for cats!

any essential oils listed in this article are safe for dogs and horses, however; cats are a different story! Cats are extremely sensitive to essential oils that contain phenols, such as oregano and thyme. Cats can not effectively metabolize phenols because they lack an enzyme in the liver to digest phenols. Avoid Peace & Calming® essential oil blend in your cat, since it contains phenols. Essential oils of lavender and Roman Chamomile SON safe for cats.

how applying the essential oils in dogs, horses and cats:

to calm dogs:

mix 1 drop of lavender and Roman Chamomile, Peace & Calming® essential oil with a carrier oil 1 drop.  Rub this mixture on your pads of dogs, ears or comb through your skin.  Apply any time one feels that your dog is stressed.

to calm horses:

mix 1 drop of lavender and Roman Chamomile, Peace & Calming® essential oil with a carrier oil 1 drop. Rub this mixture on his horse mouth, ears or horn bands. Apply any time your horse is stressed.

to calm cats:

mix 1 drop of lavender or Roman Chamomile essential oil with 10 drops of carrier oil. Rub this mixture into the pads of your cat, ears or comb through your skin. Apply any time your cat is stressed.

by the way, the essential oils in this article are also good to relieve their anxieties, also!  Dilution is not necessary in human beings.  Only apply one or two drops on wrists, shoulders or behind the ears.

and the next time that you are opening a bottle of lavender essential oil, share something with his animal friends!  Them you thank you!

© 2008 Christa McCourt


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