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The 411 On Best Essential Oils For Dogs

  Jul 23, 2019

The 411 On Best Essential Oils For Dogs

Pet industry is booming with the myriad of pet care products to meet their assortment of requirements. Right from flea and tick preventives, to homoeopathy products, to pet grooming products, there are many pet care online stores who serve it all. There is a plethora of essential pet care products that pet parents always strive to provide for their pet’s well-being. While talking about essential products, essential oils have been a buzz in the market. Essential oils aren’t merely a trend but an amalgamation of volatile aromatic compounds that are found in the parts of plants. They provide invigorating and calming smells via aromatherapy which is not only beneficial to humans but also to your furry friends.

Despite having natural plant origins, not all the essential oils are always entirely safe to use for pets. But, there are a good amount of essential oils that have been deemed to be helpful and safe for pet’s health.

 

Below is the rundown of best essential oils that are safe to use for dogs.

Chamomile Oil

Chamomile is versatile and its essential oil is safe and mild which can be used to alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety in dogs. This is an excellent topical rinse for the skin inflammations caused by fleabites, contact allergies and various fungal or bacterial infections. All in all, chamomile oil works as soothing oil for dogs that helps to relieve pain, calm upset tummy and heal wounds.

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood is an essential oil from the heartwood of cedars. It is natural and non-toxic oil best known for its powerful great ability to repel and kill fleas. Cedarwood essential oil for dogs works as an antiseptic for the lungs; the circulation stimulator helps heal several kinds of canine dermatitis, relieves itching and is generally good for their skin.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is the universal essential oil which is safe for both, people and their pets. It offers a calming effect on dogs and humans by creating a sense of harmony and peace. This oil helps to ease car sickness as well as car anxiety and it also helps with insomnia and allergies in dogs. Lavender oil is safe to use for your dogs anytime when they face any stressful situation.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is considered to be all-rounder essential oil for dogs. It not only helps your pet to ease anxiety but it’s also used to help in some cases of cancer as well as reducing external ulcers, and tumours. Frankincense oil possesses potential antimicrobial abilities that make it a great choice for strengthening the immune system and fighting germs.

Cardamom Oil

Indigestion is one of the most common issues in dogs. The cardamom oil when used for dogs, majorly helps with their digestive and respiratory systems. Cardamom oil is highly effective to improve breathing problems and reduce coughing. Moreover, it also normalizes appetite, nausea, and heartburn in dogs.

Spearmint Oil

Spearmint is a popular essential oil that can help support weight loss in dogs and it also addresses issues such as diarrhoea and nausea. When used diluted in a small amount for a short period of time, it can be helpful for gastrointestinal problems in dogs. Spearmint oil is known to aid in stimulating the bladder and balancing metabolism in dogs.

The essential oil can work wonders when applied well. Therefore, put one to two drops of oil or adjust the amount of oil depending on your pet’s size and age. Moreover, both cats and dogs have very sensitive senses of smell; therefore, essential oil for dogs should be used in extremely small amounts and diluted with carrier oil.

 

Benefits of Best Essential Oils for Pets

Chamomile Oil

• Eases upset stomach
• Calms the body and mind during a stressful situation
• Anti-inflammatory to help with wounds, burns and skin irritation

Cedarwood Oil

• Works as an antiseptic for the lungs and expectorant for coughs
• It stimulates circulation that helps to resolve stiffness in dogs
• Discourages insects from approaching
• Reduces cramping, pain and spasms

Lavender Oil

• Good topical treatment for allergies and burns
• This oil is soothing to the dog’s central nervous system
• Helps to deal with anxiety
• Helps with wounds and itching

Cardamom Oil

• Help to calm your pet and ease anxiety
• Works on a dog’s digestive and respiratory systems
• Helps ease heartburn and improves breathing
• Helps to reduce coughing

Frankincense Oil

• Works as a potential cancer fighter
• Works on the immune system
• Increases blood supply to the brain
• Holds anti-depressive effects

Spearmint Oil

• Helps to reduce weight
• Helps with nausea and diarrhoea
• Helpful for gastrointestinal issues in dogs

Apart from these essential oils, there are many other popular dog supplies which are used for dogs to protect them from flea, tick, anxiety, skin and digestion related diseases.

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