Lacey is a beautiful Catahoula Leopard Dog puppy. She accidentally swallowed a bone that ended up causing her bowel to slide in on itself and blocked her intestines. She had to have major surgery, a bowel resection. She was the first puppy/dog that we tried the essential oils on.
Lacey gets lavender spray misted on her pillow and blankets before bedtime. Misting on the collar or sweater is also appropriate. She also has a Thundershirt with a small patch that we apply Peace Pup to the site. She is very happy to have the oils.
Boo is a senior and has Cushing's disease and thyroid and lately has developed heart failure. He has been thoroughly tested and blood work done by our vet. He also takes enalapril, thyroid replacement and trilostane. For him it is the Peace Pup and the Fibroblend. He will turn around and present his hips for a petting application of his favorite oil.
Update: Boo also was just diagnosed with lymphoma. He is using the Destiny and other oils to help him replace steroids in his daily regimen. He is an oily dog and he loves it.
Camo is a very young male catahoula leopard dog. He was born with a genetic eye condition. One eye was larger than his eye socket and it had to be removed several months ago. He also likes the lavendar misting, Peace Pup and the Fibroblend.
All three take daily vitamins, probiotics and turmeric.
Each pet will have different requirements for essential oils. Make sure you obtain your diagnosis before starting treatment. In Lacey's case, it was anxiety and regression because she was sick for awhile and in the vet hospital. Next, choose the oil or oils you plan to use in collaboration with your vet or practitioner.
After you decide which oil you want, care needs to be taken to ensure that you are choosing a quality product. You do not want what is supposed to help to cause more harm. Only therapeutic veterinary grade oils for us! No chemicals and no adulterating the oils.
Once you have your essential oils and are satisfied with the quality, the task then becomes using them correctly. While they can be very therapeutic and helpful, they can also do harm. Remember, just because a product is natural, does not mean it is safe.
There are some essential oils that should not be used for animals: Horseradish, Juniper, Wintergreen, or Yarrow, to name a few. Some can be used in very very small amounts, but again, your practitioner can help you decide if it is one that is needed.
Some that can be used include: Cedarwood Atlas, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Myrrh, Ravensare, Rose, and Valerian (note that these lists are not exhaustive and further research from the pet owner should be done).
We have spent 6 months picking out the best oils and the best brands of oils from suppliers who have the purest human or veterinarian grades oils. We have our favorites for sale in our store!