How is tea tree oil for dogs used?

Is tea tree oil safe for dogs and if so how should tea tree be used safely to in sure the health and wellness of your best friend?

Tea tree oil for dogs

With the advent of warmer weather and longer daylight come games of Frisbee and catch ball with your doggie at the park or perhaps a hike in the backwoods. It’s marvelous to go out and smell the fresh air, watch the greening of the trees and hear the chirping of busy birds as they fly to and fro, gathering material for their nests. But the warmer weather has its nasty side as well – mosquitoes and other bugs that delight in making a meal of you and your furry friend.

Tea tree oil, often referred to as the “wonder from Down Under” is a wonder indeed. This amazing essential oil from Australia should be in every first aid kit. Indeed, when I was in Australia last year, no decent Aussie household would be found without a vial or two in their medicine cabinet. If there ever was such a thing as a magic potion, then tea tree oil for dogs would have to be it.

Identified as having no less than 48 properties, it has been scientifically proven to be an antiseptic of extraordinary strength, it is at the same time non-toxic and a non-irritant and proven to be soothing and healing.

Is tea tree oil safe for dogs

The use of tea tree oil by the Australian military in the second world war is legendary. Australian Soldiers fighting in the jungles of the Pacific were less susceptible to tropical diseases and their infantry had the healthiest feet (very important if you are in the infantry) of all the allied forces. The reason being that mosquitoes and other bugs apparently are not fond of tea tree oil so these disease bearing insects moved on to other armies.

Why so? Well, the Australian soldiers sprayed themselves with a solution of water and tea tree oil thus ensuring that they would be found to be unappetizing to those pesky bugs. They also bathed their sore feet in water to which drops of tea tree oil were added. This cleansed their feet, soothed them and promoted a quick healing process for any cuts, sores or abrasions.

Using tea tree oil on dogs

Regarding putting putting tea tree oil I would suggest before heading into the great outdoors, buy yourself some good quality tea tree oil, add a few drops to a spray bottle of water, and spray both yourself and your dog. Be sure to get your dog’s underbelly done – this is where our pets are most vulnerable. Now you can rest easy that you doggie won’t be coming home with any bites!

Another good tea tree oil item to have on hand is an antibiotic cream or gel. A scuffle for that ball or long hike up rough mountain terrain can mean scrapes and cuts to your dog’s feet. Bathe the feet and wounds with a solution of tea tree oil and water, pat dry, and apply the cream to promote quick healing.

Tea tree oil on dogs

Fleas! To prevent them from making a home of your dog simply spray just like you would against other bugs. If your doggie has somehow inadvertently picked up a squadron or so, rub tea tree oil all over his body – those fleas will literally flee. Using a doggie shampoo with tea tree oil is good too, and the side benefit is that your dog’s coat will take on a super healthy shine and his skin will be silkier and softer too!

What I like about using tea tree oil on dogs, especially against bugs, is that it has none of the harmful effects of other insect deterrents. I know that when I buy a good quality tea tree oil for dogs and put it to use on my dog that no harm will come to him.

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Are you using pet safe essential oils?

Essential oils and pets have the same therapeutic effects as they do with humans

Essential oils and pets

Aside from possibly eliminating bad odors and giving your pet a pleasant perfume, essential oils and pets also serve many practical functions such as boosting your pet’s immune system, fighting off bacteria and viruses, preventing the growth of yeasts and molds and repelling insects.

Aromatherapy for pets is used by enthusiasts, groomers and pet salons to treat mild ailments such as skin inflammations, itchy skin ear infections, rashes, bad breath, flatulence and motions sickness. Psychologically, certain oils also have a calming or relaxing effect on animals. For example lavender oil not only helps kitties repel insects but it also makes them feel sleepy or content. Roman chamomile can be used to treat an ear infection as well as soothe the nerves of a dog in pain.

Essential oils and pets are also frequently used as home remedies. However before you attempt to use aromatherapy for pets, keep in mind that essential oils are always diluted before they are applied to a pet’s skin or sprayed on their coat. Almond oil, olive oil and jojoba oil are common base oils to which a few drops of the essential oil is added. Usually all that is needed is about one ounce of the base oil combined with two to three drops of the essential oil.

Pet safe essential oils recipes

Pet safe essential oils recipes can also be diluted in a spray bottle and misted onto the pet or the pet’s bedding. You can simply dilute a few drops in distilled water or you can use water and a mixture of aloe, witch hazel or cider vinegar. The traditional recommendation is to use 20 to 30 drops of oil per eight ounces of liquid. Any less might not be effective and any more might be toxic to the pet.

Essential oils with pets can also be diluted in vodka or brandy and dabbed on the bottom of the pet’s paws or on an acupressure point such as the tips of the ears. This is the technique to use if you are dealing with a panicky pet. Never feed your pet alcohol or essential oil directly.

Aromatherapy for pets are also effective flea and tick repellents and are nearly as effective as sprays and powders that contain a lot of toxic chemicals.

Essential oils safe for pets such as peppermint, citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, geranium, bay and myrrh have been components of herbal flea sprays and flea collars for many years. You can easily make your own flea and tick spray by combining about 25 drops of any of these oils into eight ounces of water. Shake the mixture well and spray it on your pet, being careful to shield its eyes from mist. This mixture can also be sprayed anywhere that you suspect there may be a breeding bug infestation.

Aromatherapy for petsWhen using aromatherapy for pets it is also essential for you to remember that a dog or cat’s sense of smell is much more acute than our own. Signs that an aromatherapy treatment is too overwhelming for your pet are tearing eyes, sneezing, pacing or whining. Cats may lick themselves excessively and dogs may rub their head on the ground in order to escape the smell. Many pets also have allergies to essential oils. For instance, chamomile is related to the ragweed plant, which is a common allergen for both pets and humans. This is why it is so important to use a mild solution at first and use your powers of observation the first few times you use an essential oil mixture on a pet.

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10 reasons why essential oils and dogs work!

Did you know that essential oil for dogs is a wonderful way to keep you dogs healthy, calm and relaxed?

It not only has brilliant healing powers for their body but can be immensely beneficial to their happiness and general well-being. Here are a 10 ways in which you can use essential oil for dogs to enrich your dog’s life.

Essential oils and dogs list

  1. Combating dog odors – If you have an indoor dog it is likely that their bedding and your carpet, lounge etc will at some stage have that ‘doggy’ smell, particularly if the house has been locked up all day in the middle of summer. By spraying essential oil blends on your dog and the affected areas around your home you can freshen the house up immediately. I have found that the scent from essential oil for dogs sprays last much longer than the commercial air fresheners.
  2. Essential oils for fleas on dogsRepelling fleas and ticks – There are a number of different essential oils for fleas on dogs you can make to repel fleas and ticks. There are a number of ways to apply these blends as well. Certain essential oils for dog fleas can be added to the dogs shampoo or a few drops can be placed under his collar to name just a couple. Dogs can be sprayed before going into areas that may be tick infected like cattle country to protect them against ticks. If they do get a tick on them essential oils can also kill the tick and after extraction can disinfect where the tick was.
  3. Rheumatism and Arthritis – Many older dogs in particular suffer from aching arthritic joints, some to the point where they have trouble even walking. Massage is excellent for greatly improving their happiness and mobility. By making massage oil and rubbing the affected areas morning and night you can see a huge improvement.
  4. Anxiety and nervousness – Some dogs suffer emotionally. They can make themselves ill or can become very destructive, particularly in the case of separation anxiety. Spraying your dog with a blend of essential oils for dog anxiety prior to whatever stresses them eg: storms, being left home alone, fireworks etc can have an immediate effect and work wonders.
  5. Boosting energy levels – If your dog suffers from lethargy you can restore some of his energy levels by rubbing a blend of essential oil for dogs into his spine. Only do this in the morning so he has all day to burn off the energy.
  6. Bad breath – I guess we’ve all had a dog or encountered a dog with terrible breath. Usually bad breath is a result of plaque that has formed on his teeth. You can actually brush your dogs teeth with a few drops of oil to prevent this but if that is just too time consuming or too much hassle, particularly if the dog is not happy to let you, you can add drops to his food.
  7. Poor coat condition – Some dogs suffer from a poor coat. There are many reasons why this may be the case but again aromatherapy for dogs can help. You can brush a blend of oils through their coat or you can add some to their food. His coat will be shiny and healthy in no time.
  8. Skin problems – Dogs can develop skin problems from time to time and essential oils are also very beneficial in clearing it up particularly rashes, bites and cuts.
  9. Treating an abscess – If your dog has an abscess essential oils can treat this problem too. After applying the blend, however, make sure you keep an eye on it and if you don’t see an improvement fairly quickly he may need a course of antibiotics from your vet.
  10. Itching and scratching – Some dogs will scratch endlessly for no apparent reason. A blend of essential oil for dogs can really make a difference and stop his itching altogether.

Dog owners and essential oil for dogs

Essential oils and dogsAs a dog owner for many years as well as an advocate for essential oils and dogs understand that our dogs are not just an animal we live with, they are also our friend, confidant and as my wife likes to call them “the hairy children”. This means we need to care for them as best we can on a daily bases and in my case I use essential oils.

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Have a happy cat with Doterra essential oils for cats

Doterra oils for cats seems like an unusual mix but a healthy cat is a happy and emotionally centered cat and essential oils will help you achieve that state

Doterra essential oils for catsMost cat owners will tell you there feline friends are capable of conveying emotion. In fact, they may even say they can recognize and distinguish specific emotions their cats, including love, anger, illness, annoyance and more.

Scientific experiments on both humans and animals indicate that emotional responses are triggered by physical stimuli. Considering that cats have sensory systems that are much more sensitive than the human senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, there’s no question that our pets’ environments are so closely linked to their states of mind.

Unlike humans, cats do not have the conscious ability to integrate, process and grow from their emotional experiences. Instead, cats will react, take in and indicate their emotions, but are not able to process their imbalances like we can.

This explains why a healthy emotional environment is vital for cats, as well as for all animals. A healthy cat must be afforded enough space, love, and attention if he is to thrive. But foremost, and frequently overlooked, is a peaceful home environment. Cats are extremely sensitive to stress, and living in a home with arguments, negative energies or tension will affect his emotional well-being and health.

Today I will share Doterra for cats recipes to treat common emotional issues your cat may be facing, including stress, loneliness, grief and separation anxiety/abandonment.

Are Doterra essential oils for cats safe?

Doterra oils for catsCats respond very well to Doterra oils for cats. They are very gentle and safe methods of treating emotional imbalances or stress-related symptoms. But please remember that cats are very sensitive and only require a small dosage of Doterra essential oils. Avoid any sensitive areas, such as the head, eyes, ears and mouth. Pour a few drops of these aromatic blends into the palm of your hands and very gently pat your cat along the spine.

Prepare the Doterra oils for cats blends by pouring the essential oils into a 10 ml bottle, then add an organic base oil.

Doterra oils for cats in a calm state

Have you recently moved, taken in another pet, had a baby? Changes like these can be stressful for you as well as your cat. Try this Doterra Lavender oil to relieve your cat’s stress.

  • 3 drops Lavender

Combat Loneliness

Do you work outside the home or travel frequently? In spite of their independent nature, cats long for company and affection. Use this essential oil blend to help your cat combat bouts of loneliness.

  • 4 drops Marjoram
  • 1 drop Rose

Grief/Loss of a Companion

If you recently experienced the loss of a pet or other family member, your cat is likely grieving with you. This aromatic blend can help your pet deal with feelings of grief and loss.

  • 1 drop Rose
  • 3 drops Lavender

Separation Anxiety/Abandonment

Will you be taking a summer vacation without your pet? Use this aromatic blend to help your cat adjust to his separation from you.

  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 3 drops Lavender

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Note: Essential oils used to excess by pet owners can be very dangerous, so use with caution!!!!

Is Doterra oils for dogs safe and affordable?

Because you love and care for your animals and want to do the best for them, it’s always reassuring to find how safe Doterra essential oils for dogs are

Doterra oils for dogsIt is common knowledge that dogs have a profoundly keen sense of smell. For that reason, it is logical that Doterra oils and dogs would be of great value. However, because of that aforementioned sensitivity, it is a good idea to start slowly and use the smallest amounts of oil when starting any holistic treatment on your pet. This guide will help you find out a bit about essential oils, safety and natural healing for your dog.

Doterra essential oils for dogs can be combined with a carrier oil, one drop per teaspoon of carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almond or olive oil and massaged into the dog’s skin where there is the thinnest amount of hair, such as the joints, armpits or the groin. For dogs, the massage should last 3 or 4 minutes for the most benefit. Never apply undiluted Doterra oils as it could cause a reaction on the animal’s skin.

A mister can be used to spray the dog’s sleeping area or bedding and a diffuser also works in circulating the oil aroma throughout the house from where the dog will breath it throughout the day or night. Like pet owners, Doterra oils and dogs may have varying effects from different scents. Experimenting will help find the best scent for your furry friend.

As you investigate Doterra oils and dogs, you may realize that learning what works for your pet may be time consuming. According to holistic veterinarians, many of the scents that work for people also work on dogs. Lavender, which for humans instills relaxation or sleepiness, can calm hyperactivity and hyper-sexuality in dogs. It can also be utilized as a pain killer and as a relief against vomiting, generally as a massage oil or in a diffuser.

Calming Doterra essential oils for dogs

Doterra essential oils for dogsAn aggressive dog can be calmed by the use of sandalwood or ylang ylang, by massage or diffuser, with many recommending the diffuser method until the animal shows signs of being less aggressive. A mix of a carrier oil and lavender or rosemary can help dogs in the event of a burn, by massaging the skin around the burn. Lemon oil can help prevent congestion.

Personally, at home and on our travels we use essential oils all the time. We have found that spraying our dogs with Doterra Terrasheld and water mixture will protect them mosquitoes and other insects while at the same time safe and affordable. A diffuser also be used to keep them away from your pet’s favorite areas in the house.

People who use aromatherapy for themselves and know the benefits should try Doterra essential oils for dogs for any problems your pet displays. The use of aromatherapy for dogs is a great way to bring holistic healing into your animal’s life, helping them remain healthy while using products that are eco-friendly and safe for your pets.

Contact a Doterra wellness advocate if your have any question about Doterra products and your animals.

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Are there Doterra essential oils for dogs fleas?

For all us dog owners who are looking for a natural flea repellent for dogs, Doterra oils for dogs is the safest and the best

Doterra oils for dogsAn increasing number of people are turning away from treating their dogs for fleas by the traditional methods of administering spot on treatments, sprays and powders, and looking towards more gentle and natural methods of treating fleas such as Doterra oils for dogs.

In this article we are going to look at how you can use Doterra for dogs as an effective method of both treating a dog who has fleas and also using Doterra essential oils for dogs as a flea repellent.

Doterra essential oils for dogs

Let us look first at using Doterra for dogs as a flea repellent. The best time to begin this process is around winter time, as the flea population is very low at this time of the year, although not completely non existent, as many homes these days have central heating, and the warm atmosphere can help maintain the flea breeding cycle throughout the year but, usually not to a degree to cause your dog too much of a problem.

To keep fleas to a minimum you will need to treat both your dog, his or her basket and bedding, plus your house. Wash your pets bedding and basket regularly; use 2 to 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a very hot wash, as you will get rid of fleas naturally and dust mites in your pets bedding at the same time.

To treat your home, vacuum regularly, especially areas that are dark, warm and harbor dust, as these are ideal breeding areas for fleas. Examples of such places are under furniture, beds and under carpets.

Use lavender scented detergent mixed with 4 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil to clean your floors. Pay special attention to where the floors meet the walls, as these crevices are another place where fleas can exist undetected and breed successfully.

It’s now time to use your Doterra essential oils for dogs as a flea repellent. You can do this in a number of ways, but a simple and effective program will consist of the following; bath your dog using a natural dog shampoo that has had 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of lemongrass and 3 drops of geranium essential oil added to it. Bath your dog using this solution on a regular basis using this solution.

When bathing your dog remember to pay attention to areas like the base of his tail, the back of his ears and between his paws.

Take an old spray bottle filled with water and add 8 drops of lavender essential oil and spray your dogs fur, especially his back area, base of his tail and neck. Remember to cover your dogs eyes when spraying his neck area.

If you think your dog may already have fleas, check first to see if this is the case. Dogs scratch for all kinds of reasons; stress, allergic reactions to certain food, or a badly conditioned coat for example.

Doterra essential oils for dogs

Carefully check your dogs fur, if you find small black flakes on his skin or in his fur, especially around the base of his tail, his back or around his neck, this is flea excrement and you will need to be treated.

Treat your dog with Doterra oils for dogs in the way described above, but on a more frequent basis, for example, give your dog a lavender bath 2 times per week, and spray his coat with lavender spray once per day. you can treat flea bites with undiluted lavender essential oil, or tea tree essential oil, as both these oils are excellent antiseptics. If you are using tea tree oil, don’t use it neat, mix 2 to 3 drops in a cup of water, and clean the infected area with cotton wool balls.

One of the best way to be sure the fleas are going is to keep checking your dogs fur, until there are no further signs of fleas. To keep your dog free from fleas in the future, keep his coat in good condition by bathing him regularly, and grooming his coat. When grooming your dog check his coat for fleas. Keeping your dog fit and healthy, through a good diet, exercise and regular grooming is the first defense to flea control, as fleas are much more likely to infest unhealthy animals rather than healthy ones.

Following these simple steps to natural flea control for dogs, will ensure you dog remain free from fleas all year round.

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Doterra essential oil for horses with colic

Signs of colic in horses is a very stressful time for many horse owners including ourselves, but is there a simple and effective solution?

Signs of colic in horsesThis article comes from personal experience of treating gas colic with our horses over the last 40 years, so please don’t see this as veterinarian advice.

Furthermore, we are discussing gas colic and not a colic caused by a blockage which will need a vet straight away.

Colic in horses is just one of the many realities of having a horse, of course some horses are suffering less than others but keeping your horses diet simple and hay clean of mold and toxins as well as plenty of excises are some of the methods of reducing the problem.

In addition to the preventive methods, one method we have found that works well is essential oils, however I would like to add that the essential oils need to be therapeutic grade essential oils and not the cheap ones, because the cheaper oils are made to be used in diffusers and not for consumption, especially for animals like horses that tend to have sensitive stomachs.

The first signs of colic in horses

The first suggestion that your horse has gas colic is that they will look or kick their stomach. A further stage will be when they are in distress or they are laying on the ground. If you walk into your stable and your horse does not raise to greet you, there is a big problem, so first thing is to attempt to make the horse stand. Once the horse is standing listen to its stomach, if you can hear a clanging sound like coins being dropped into a metal bucket your horse has probably got gas colic. If it is silent, it is a blockage and you should call the vet straight away.

What now…..

  1. The first tried and tested method is that you need to move your horse (if possible up and down a hill)
  2. Ask a friend or someone in the stable to prepare the recipe below or alternatively ask someone to walk your horse while you prepare the recipe (it will take 10 – 15 minutes)
  3. Offer your horse the recipe and continue walking

Doterra oils for horses colic recipe

This method works very well on the digestive system and helps reduce gas.

Firstly try to encourage your horse to drink, if your horse refuses try warm water and molasses.

Ingredients

Doterra oils for horsesDoterra Peppermint oil or Fennel oil – 5 – 10 drops

Linseed flour – 2 dl

Instructions

Mix the Linseed flour with water and leave until it becomes jelly

Add Doterra Peppermint oil or Fennel oil

Offer the mixture to your horse, it may not accept it the first time, but keep trying until it does. Once your horse has taken the mixture start walking your horse for as long as it takes. This goes without saying that if this method does see results within a few hours and your horse become worse call the vet.

When do I know that the essential oil for horses has worked?

While you are walking your horse, periodically listen to its stomach for the clanging sound. If the sound continues, then continue walking, if you hear normal stomach sounds continue walking for 10 minutes more and allow your horse to rest, however check the stomach sounds for the next few hours. If you wish after two or three hours offer a lighter dose of the Doterra oils for horses colic recipe to be sure the stomach is moving, but no feed for the next 24 hours, apart from a handful of dry hay at feeding time.

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