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Are Essential Oils harmful to our doggos?

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by jeandecker76, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. jeandecker76

    jeandecker76 Member Registered

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    I have read somewhere that essential oils are dangerous to our doggos.

    What essential oils are harmful and what not?
     
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  3. Hemlock

    Hemlock Well-Known Member Registered

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    I am a qualified Aromatherapist, and used to lecture on it, though I don't work in that arena any more.

    All essential oils are dangerous if misused. They are strong medicines.

    The only times I use essential oils on my dogs are to treat/disinfect injuries, for which either lavender or tea tree can be used. Tea tree is 12 times stronger than pure carbolic, so 1 drop to a big bowl of warm water is enough. Lavender is more forgiving, but again 2 drops is more than sufficient. Never ever use neat.

    Dogs have such an incredible sense of small that it is arguable using a lot of essential oils is very unpleasant for them.
     
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    Thank you for this! I was thinking of getting some because of my allergies but good thing I posted here first!
     
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    Wise person. They are definitely unsuitable for people with allergies.
     

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