Happy Healthy Pets:Cats
- Cats do not have an enzyme called: glucuronyl transferase. This is important for the Cytochrome p450 pathway for liver metabolism. This makes cats susceptible to ALL kind of toxicity including plant, NSAIDS, chocolate and caffeine, lead, zinc and many types of pesticides.
- It is NOT a good idea to use oils topically or internally on your cats on a regular basis. Use as need, diluted and sparingly.
There are a lot of fake oils on the market. Do not use these cheap, synthetic oils on your pets. Their livers cannot process cheap oils or synthetic oils. That is why I always use Doterra Essential Oils, they are third party tested for purity. Please only use doTERRA oils and use them carefully and conservatively with your sweet kitties.
Essential Oils to Avoid with Cats
Basil, Birch, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme and Wintergreeen
Also, oils high in d-limonene which includes all Citrus Oils: including Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Wild Orange, Tangerine, Mandarine and Citrus Bliss
Essential Oils Safe to Use
Arborvitae – natural insect repellant
Cardamon – can be used for constipation, diarrhea. Also powerful antioxidant
Cedarwood – lethal to fleas! Mix 1 drop cedar wood with 1 tbs of coconut oil and rub n the inside of your cats’ collar.
Eucalyptus – antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal. Can prevent and treat colds and respiratory infections. Also used to treat skin irritations.
Frankincense – diffuse for immune boosting and overall health. Antiseptic, disinfectant and anti – inflammatory.
Geranium – for wounds/burns and cleaning and healing. Also can balance cat’s hormones and boost emotions. Reduces stress.
Helichrysum – detoxifies the liver, antibiotic and antifungal
Lavender – calming and comforting. Eases pain, tension and anxiety. Also insect repellant.
Lemongrass – used in many cat shampoos
Marjoram – calm and relax nervous system
Myrrh – for healing wounds
Can You Diffuse Oils Around Cats?
Yes! Just make sure that your cat can leave the room if they have reaction.
Most Important Things to Know About Essential Oils and Cats
- Quality Matters – only use top-grade, thoroughly-tested pure oils like Doterra.
- Don’t give oils to cats topically or internally everyday.
- Always dilute oils very well = 1 drop per tablespoon of carrier oil. (Carrier oils can be fractionated coconut oil or olive oil)
- Coconut Oil helps with dry skin, allergies, itching and overall coat health
- Another way to measure dilution: 1 drop to every 10 of carrier oil
- For calming, diffusing is very effective or your can put a tiny amount of diluted oil on their collar.
- Do not give your cats any essential oil internally
The content of this article is for informational purposes only. Information posted here represent only my opinions and is not to be used to diagnose, treat, or replace professional medical advice. You are responsible for how you use your essential oils, please use them reasonably and carefully.