- A dog’s sense of smell is extremely sensitive. Do not apply the oils directly on or around your dog’s nose or eyes. To test your dog’s acceptance of an oil, introduce the unopened bottle and let them sniff it. If they shy away, don’t use that oil. Check the list of recommended oils for another choice.
- Always dilute your oils with a carrier oil (coconut oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil) and start with the smallest dose possible until you see how your dog reacts.
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General Safety Guidelines
- Dogs are more sensitive to essential oils. Essential oils should always be diluted, even when inhaling.
- General use: one drop of oil for 50 drops of carrier oil.
- The most important factor when using essential oils with your dog is to use oils with no contaminants or additives. That is why Doterra Essential Oils are widely used by pet owners. Doterra Essential Oils are therapeutic grade and extremely safe for pets. And for their humans!
- If your dog doesn’t like an oil do not use it.
- Use an essential oil for two weeks and then give a rest period
- Do not put essential oils directly in ear canal.
- Use pure essential oils in your diffusers as well. Your pet is inhaling any scents you use in the diffuser too.
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.