Essential Oils for Pets
After struggling with an unknown illness, I learned as much as I could about health and wellness. Some of the most interesting and useful information I found was in natural remedies.
I was willing to try anything which could possibly alleviate my symptoms! Prescription medicines doctors would give me caused more harm than good. I can confidently say that the power of essential oils was one of the remedies which helped me heal.
Why am I oil obsessed? Well this is why...and I want others who struggle as I did to find hope without having to live with the sometimes extreme side effects of prescription medicine. Believe me, I've been there! 🙋♀️
As you know I am also cat obsessed! My fur babies are life! I've had some people ask me " Aren't essential oils dangerous for pets?" So i wanted to post about this.
There are chemical cleaning products, candles, synthetic perfumes we use daily which are toxic to our pets. On the other hand, just because something is natural doesn't mean you should give it to your pets either. You wouldn't feed chocolate or grapes to your pets, would you? These foods as an example can cause serious harm to your pets!
So with great power comes great responsibility!
There are oils that could heal your pets physically and emotionally. However, there are certain oils that may be harmful to your pets. Essential oils are used by Veterinarians around the world just like like Dr Melissa Shelton. Below is a link to an article she wrote about just that!!! Education is key!!! Think of it as similar to different prescription dosages. There are different dilutions for babies, children, pets and adults!
Article: Are Essential Oils the Answer for your Pets?
"Recently, a post on Facebook went “viral” – stating that they unknowingly poisoned their cat by diffusing essential oils in their home. Over 500,000 shares have been made of this post, and to say that I have been contacted by many concerned people, would be an understatement. So let’s tackle the claims and research behind both sides of the story head on – and with no bias." See this article CLICK HERE
"Dr. Shelton hopes through animal essential oils she can help educate people as to the proper use of essential oils, and which applications are likely to do more harm than good."
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There is also a whole line of Pet Safe Oils which are already blended on the US Young Living Website. When you sign up it will ask you for a referral ID, please use my ID 13645495 if you placed your order through me!
Conclusion by Dr Melissa Shelton:
With essential oil toxicity cases I rarely find that information on the species of oil used, brand, lot number, purchase date, dosage and route to have been collected. This is vastly important to accurate and truthful documentation of valid concerns for every animal lover. Complete blood work and a minimum data base, is also rarely collected, nor compared to earlier values. If someone reports a case of essential oil toxicity to you – please do ask for the medical information. At a minimum I would ask for the species and source of the essential oil, purchase date, how it was used, how long it was used for, prior health concerns for the animal, weight and species of the animal, prior blood work results and status, and current laboratory and physical exam findings. So often, essential oils are the obvious thing to blame when an animal all of a sudden appears ill. And the internet is an easy way to find support of this theory. However, in true clinical evaluation, I often find very poor cause and effect relationships. With the vast number of people using essential oils in their home, we can be quick to get into a trap of blaming any illness upon the presence of essential oils. And this, we need to be careful to avoid. I have consulted with many veterinarians who missed the true diagnosis for weeks, due to the assumption that the essential oils were at the root cause. While I will never say essential oils cannot hurt an animal, we also need to be realistic that when a Facebook post is shared over half a million times, all to animal loving people – the statistics are in the favor of someone also having an animal that falls sick at the time of reading it.
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