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Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex tells you how...
Use Essential Oils!
An essential oil is the liquid removed from a plant via distillation. This is not to be confused with essential fatty acids. Essential oils are volatile, they evaporate. Therapeutic grade essential oils contain no synthetic perfumes. Therapeutic grade are the only type of oils which should be used on dogs and cats.
Medicinal use is much more than "aromatherapy".
The lipid soluble structures can penetrate cell membranes and transport oxygen and nutrients into cells and even cross the blood-brain barrier.
Constituents of oils are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, affect emotions, hormonal balance and more. Therapeutic grade oils may be applied topically to pets, diffused into their airspace, fed to them orally and used to clean their environment. Any oil that states “do not ingest” should not be used on pets. Good quality lavender can be soothing to hotspots or burns, promote wound healing, and prevent infection.
Thieves: Environmental and Oral
Oils may be diluted with Vitamin E or another high quality organic carrier like coconut or olive oil. This oil can also be used to remove essential oils if an irritation should occur due to contact with eyes or other sensitive tissue. Do not attempt to remove or dilute with water. A tiny amount of soap added to a spray bottle or bath water will allow for dispersion of the essential oils in the water. Remember to use opaque, glass containers only.
Purification: Environmental and Topical Spray
Dose small pets as you would an infant. One drop goes a long way. Never put oils into the eye, nor into the ear canal.
Dogs and cats are much more sensitive to aromatherapy than are humans due to their increased number of nasal receptors. For this reason, always allow your pets to leave a room where you’re diffusing oils or limit their time of exposure.
Peace and Calming
A blend called Raven has opened airways in severely congested cats with upper respiratory infections. Due to a lack of certain detoxifying enzymes, cats are more sensitive to some medications and oils. Be extra cautious in animals if using melaleuca (commonly known as tea tree), clove, cinnamon, peppermint, and oregano.
Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) is a resin distilled only in Oman. It is being used intratumorally, topically, orally, and via diffusion to manage cancer.
Probably the most popular oil is a blend called Panaway. It has been used to numb sore tissues and to minimize bruising. Wintergreen makes it smell delicious!
Essential oil blends can be safe and soothing when properly dispersed in bath water. Even the most nervous kitty can be lulled to sleep in the tub during a medicinal soak!
Bruising and Pain
Blend Oils in a
Animal Doctor staff have visited the beautiful Young Living farms in Utah. We can attest to the intense quality control of cultivation, harvesting, and distillation methods of each batch of essential oils. Extensive testing and audits are conducted to ensure Young Living’s quality standards exceed that of the industry. New research and development are ongoing.