Many pet parents are using essential oils for their pets or want to but are worried about potential side effects and harming their pets.
However, there are many cases of toxicity in pets due to pet parents using essential oils inappropriately or essential oils that are adulterated or synthetic.
Not all essential oils are created equal.
One of the factors that determine the purity and therapeutic value of an oil is its chemical constituents.
These constituents can be affected by a vast number of variables including the part of the plant from which the oil was produced, soil condition, fertilizer (organic or chemical), geographical region, climate, altitude, harvest season, and distillation process.
Another problem is there are no industry-wide standards.
When essential oils are distributed through one or more brokers, the true source and composition are unknown.
The products are often synthetic or cut with cheaper oils or fillers, and it’s these synthetic oils and fillers that are often unsafe or toxic to pets. This is what leads to the side effects and reactions we see that make people think essential oils are all bad for pets.
Remember, essential oils are powerful and concentrated plant therapies that can be used for many dog and cat health conditions when they are used appropriately.
Watch this short video to learn more about how to assess the quality of essential oils:
In this video, you will learn about:
Factors that determine purity and therapeutic values of essential oils
What a pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil means
Companies that are safe to use in animals
Essential oil brands for your pets we love and trust include:
- Young Living
- Rocky Mountain Oils
- Plant Therapy
When you use high-quality essentials oils for your pets at the right dosages, essential oils are very powerful at helping your pet feel their best. Learn more here.
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