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So, you've decided to rid your household of chemicals and rely entirely on the natural healing and cleansing powers of essential oil? Not so fast! What about the furry members of the family?
Don't forget, animals have an extremely keen sense of smell and also react differently to essential oils compared to us humans. Some oils can be dangerous if not downright toxic to them.
Fortunately, you do not have to sift through hundreds of confusing articles online about the do's and don'ts of mixing pets and essential oils. This rack card was developed by a renowned veterinarian, Dr. Janet Roark, to help us safely and effectively use essential oils on our furry friends without the negative side effects or unnatural additives!
Focusing on dogs on one side and cats on the other, this card displays 14 common ailments, recommended oils, and aromatic and topical usage.
No matter how much of an EO expert you are, there's always that hesitation when it comes to using aromatherapy on the furry members of the family. After all, we're talking about highly volatile and concentrated liquids here.
Because animals have a much more sensitive sense of smell than humans, what is subtle for us may be too overwhelming for them, toxic even. Our pets also react differently to essential oils than we do. As a responsible pet owner, it is our job to determine how to incorporate essential oils in the household without putting anyone at risk. Yes, including our four-legged pals.
When done correctly though, aromatherapy can benefit our pets both physically and psychologically. Fortunately, Janet Roark, DVM, made things easy for us pet owners. She developed this set of rack cards that outline common ailments for cats and dogs along with information on which essential oil to use, as well as aromatic and topical instructions.