Young Living essential oils for pets
We love our fur and feather babies and consider them family members. We try to provide the best care, feed them healthy foods, give them lots of exercise, training and safe pet sitting.
Essential oils can be used on animals much the same way they are used with humans. It is recommended that you ALWAYS follow a veterinarian’s care when diagnosing specific conditions.
Important Note: Young Living essential oils are extremely potent and must always be used with great care and caution.
To use essential oils safely with pets it is suggested to read how the oils are used with humans. Always keep in mind their weight and size when determining how many drops to use along with a carrier oil.
For instance, a 3 pound dog will certainly need a much more diluted mixture – perhaps 1 drop of essential oil to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. While a 100 pound dog can be given a less diluted mixture, but no more than 2 drops of essential oil. It is always best if you start with a more diluted mixture and observe how the individual pet responds.
Never exceed 2 drops of Young Living essential oil on a pet unless advised by your veterinarian.
Always consult a veterinarian whenever there is a health issue
Dilute your Young Living essential oils with a carrier oil when using them topically
Consider the size of the animal – smaller animals will ALWAYS use less essential oils
Always use a carrier oil with essential oils on your pets
Always use caution when diffusing oils around your pets – especially in small, enclosed rooms. They can be very sensitive to scents.
Do Not Use with pets…
Using products and supplements that contain xylitol (a sweetener) as it can cause low blood sugar and liver toxicity in pets, unlike with humans which is safe.
Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil is not recommended for dogs and cats.
Do not use peppermint essential oil on open wounds (for humans and pets)
Do NOT use Melaleuca (Tea Tree) on cats, dogs, or birds no matter how diluted. They can be quite toxic to pets.
A cat’s liver processes essential oils differently than a human or dog liver. Therefore, it is wise to use extremely diluted mixtures with cats.
AVOID Melaleuca and ALL citrus essential oils completely.
Dogs, cats, and birds have a keen sense of smell – never leave an animal in an enclosed room with a diffuser running for longer than 10 minutes.
Never put essential oils in a fish tank
Never put essential oils (even diluted) on or near eyes, nose, or into the ear
Never force essential oils on any pet
Always dilute essential oils with a high quality carrier oil
Never try to dilute essential oils with water – ALWAYS dilute with a carrier oil