Some essential oils applications for common doggo problems.

Pets, especially dogs and cats, have a heightened, more sensitive sense of smell compared to humans, thus many fragranced essential oils are potential irritants for them.

Essential Oils and Dogs

Essential oils that seem not to have a harmful effect on one type of pet could have a distinctly opposite impact on the wellbeing of a different pet – so, even if your dog has a positive response to an essential oil, this does not mean the same essential oil should also be used on your cat, as cats have a greater number of stomach type sensitivities compared to your dog.

Read on to learn more about the effects of Essential Oils on some common doggo problems.

Problem

Suggested oil

Skin irritations, infections, hot spots

Fleas

Fur health

Chamomile - German

Cedarwood

Marjoram – sweet

Aggression

Emotional distress

Lethargy

Insecurity

Cedarwood
Chamomile
Marjoram
Valerian

Joint discomfort

Chamomile
Marjoram
Frankincense
Ginger

Nausea

Vomiting

Cardamom
Chamomile
Ginger
Lavender
Tarragon

Hyperactivity

Chamomile

Clary Sage

Marjoram

Valerian

We strongly recommend consulting with a veterinarian before considering using any essential oil listed in the above table. What is safe for one pet might not be safe for another pet.

 

Essential Oils and Dogs