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Furry Friends

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

After babies, pets are the apple of our eyes. For a lot of people their pets are more than family to them, and as family we worry when they get sick or hurt. Our first instinct is to take them to the vet, but the vet can be really expensive! And even after taking them to the vet, they either can’t do anything or give a prescription that isn’t really effective and/or gives worse side effects. When my pets need help, I reach for Pure Essential Oils whether it’s for dogs, cats, bunnies, or even horses! A major misconception is that you shouldn’t use oils on animals. As long as you choose the right oil and dilute it, they work wonders for them. Even pets that have emotional baggage/trauma can be helped with oils.


How to apply oils to animals:

Heavily dilute (make sure to dilute with oil not water)

Diffusing (let them be able to leave the room you are diffusing in)

Use oils that can be used internally, since the animal will naturally lick themselves

Don’t apply to wet animals

Don’t apply oils to horse’s saddle area prior to riding (the friction will irritate them)

Don’t apply citrus oils to light skin/bald parts prior to going outside (they will sunburn)


Oils for Cats:

Lavender-Calmer kitty & healthy skin

Frankincense-healthy airways, brain, and nervous system

On Guard-boost immune system

Copaiba- aches, pains, cataracts

Helichrysum-bleeding

Terrashield- insect/flea repellent


Oils for Dogs:

Lemon-for energy or focus

Lavender-healthy skin & calmer puppy

Peppermint-energize & uplift

Frankincense- for healthy airways, brain, and nervous system

On Guard-for immune system

Digestzen- for digestion issues

Copaiba- aches, pains, cataracts

Helichrysum-bleeding

Terrashield- insect/flea repellent


Oils for Horses:

Lavender-anxiety, stress, nervousness, scarring, bee stings, thrush

Roman Chamomile-hoof rot

Helichrysum-bleeding

Serenity-anxiety, stress, nervousness

Balance-anxiety, stress, nervousness

DigestZen-colic

Frankincense-wounds, insect bites

Basil-bee stings

Cypress-scrapes

On Guard-infection

Ginger-leg fractures (applied over break)

Lemongrass-fungal infection (hot spot/damp heat), muscle tissue damage

Terrashield- insect repellent

Thyme-hoof rot

Melissa-hoof rot

Myrrh-fungal infection (hot spot/damp heat)

Melaleuca-scrapes


Oils to Avoid for Cats:

Basil

Bergamont

Birch

Cinnamon

Clove

Dill

Fennel

Grapefruit

Lemon

Lime

Oregano

Peppermint

Rosemary

Spearmint

Tangerine

Tea tree

Thyme

Wild orange

Wintergreen

Other oil blends with these ingredients


*Rabbits are similar to cats. Avoid the same oils and heavily dilute the oils

Oils to Avoid for Dogs:

Birch

Tea Tree

Wintergreen

Products with Xynol (toothpaste, peppermint beadlets, etc)

Other oil blends with these ingredients


Oils to Avoid for horses, cattle, goats:

Arborvitae

Basil

Birch

Cassia

Cinnamon

Rosemary

Thyme

Wintergreen

Other oil blends with these ingredients



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