Fleas on family dog allergic reaction causing hot spots:
Mix 2 tablespoons carrier oil with 4 to 8 drops of Helichrysum in a spray bottle. Spray the hot spot area twice a day.May help to get rid of fleas: Use any of the following essential oils and add to the rinse cycle when washing bedding:
Lemon-Put on collar
Add 2 to 5 drops of any of the above oils to an 8-ounce spray bottle filled with purified water and mist all over their body once a day.
Increase to 10 drops in the water after 2 weeks and use as an insect spray.
Tips for managing fleas on your pets:
The first step to getting rid of fleas on your pet is getting rid of the fleas in your environment. This mean spring clean
time. Collect all bedding, rugs, blankets and cushions that your pet has contact with and wash them in hot water.
Vacuum every room in the house and try get to those hard to reach places such as cracks in the floor boards and
If fleas are still a problem then a fogger may be useful. Remember that pets must be removed from the house and
the area thoroughly aired before your consider bringing pets back.
The next step is controlling the fleas on your pet and this should be done at roughly the same time as the house.
There are a number of effective flea-control products on the market so ask your veterinarian to prescribe one that
is safe and most suitable for your pet.
A natural way to help prevent fleas is to add a little garlic juice to your pet’s food.
Opt for an easily washable bed for your pet. All pet bedding and cushioning should be washed regularly to prevent fleas.
What are Fleas? Fleas are something every pet owner has to worry about! Anyone that owns a cat or dog has probably experienced the uphill battle of trying keep the fleas at bay, a task that has proved to be easier said than done! But fleas are a huge problem for our pets. Not only do they bite and cause hours of frustrating itching and scratching, they can cause other serious problems such as, tapeworm infestations, flea-bite dermatitis and in severe cases, anemia. the environment simply awaiting an appropriate host. For this reason, it is essential to control both the fleas on your pet as well as the fleas in the environment. What makes fleas so incredibly difficult to control is their amazing resilience. One female flea can lay over 2000 eggs in her life span which means infestation can occur rapidly, and the eggs that are laid can survive for months in The perfect areas for fleas include sand, bedding, flooring and carpets.
Using YL Oils with PetsTo use essential oils safely with pets it is suggested to read how the oils are used with humans. Adults should begin slowly when starting to use essential oils, this means starting with 1-3 drops of a YL essential oil diluted with one teaspoon to one tablespoon of V-6 Massage oil (a carrier oil).
Consider the size of the animal. For instance, a three pound dog will certainly need a much more diluted mixture - perhaps 1 drop of essential oil to 2 tablespoons of V-6 while a 100 pound dog can be given a less diluted mixture but no more than 2 drops. It is best if you start with a more diluted mixture and observe how the individual pet responds.
M-Grain blend provides topical relief from head discomfort resulting from sinus pressure.
R.C. blend - ideal for topical respiratory and urinary support. R.C. is practical for cats that require bladder fortification, which does not respond to conventional therapy (it can be combined with Raven for additional support).
Purification - use for parasites such as fleas and ticks, and mosquitoes for the dog and horse. Can be used for cats, but with 75% dilution. Reapply as needed without fear of toxic buildup. Valor - Useful in all pets for fear, behavior issues, and training. Useful for skin masses itching, allergies, and infections. Diffuse, use on cotton balls, or in a topical application. Place on the collar or on the leash
Peace & Calming - can be used topically to calm your pet. If your pet has separation anxiety or fear, anxiety, stress or other similar conditions, Peace & Calming is perfect. If an injury is present, Peace & Calming can also help relax a pet enough so that other treatments can be administered. Useful for fear, anxiety, behavior problems, car rides, excitement. Used with Valor to added positive behavior change. The combination provides the calming needed but also builds the confidence to face new stressors. Diffuse or use on the collar, blanket or toy, or place on a towel in the dryer with the dog’s bedding, and the oil will permeate the bedding. This blend is also useful for cats who are resistant to other forms of treatment for urinary problems or excessive grooming resulting from stress.
Pan Away - The best oil blend for pain after an injury. Can be used on cats if diluted 75%. Can be used for pain from acute injury, osteo-arthritis pain, dental extractions, or post surgery. Use topically in warm compresses, in Raindrop Technique, on VitaFlex points, and on acupressure/acupuncture points.
Peppermint - Useful along with Pan Away for any injury. The major oil used for overheated horses and dogs (provides cooling quickly). Can be used on long hikes, and a drop into water will provide internal cooling. Cats need the oil diluted to 75%. Can be used for acute injury since it is analgesic and non-infectious.
Frankincense - Safer, less strong oil that is a favorite for smaller pets and birds. Used in every aspect of pet care, including wounds, tumors, behavior, infections, bacteria, fungus, and so forth. One of the best all-around oils to use. Dilution still recommended
Lemon - Used to increase awareness in training or with cognitive issues. An excellent antiparasitic. Excellent for skin and subcutaneous issues. Can be used topically, diffused, or ingested. Lavender - Ideal for injuries while in the field. Gentle, but non-infectious. Combined with peppermint, increases healing, decreases infection, and relieves pain. Repels parasites. Calming. Anti-tumor properties.
Thieves - The mainstay if treating injury with contamination out in the field. The strongest non-infectious agent in the kit. Can be used in all pets if diluted appropriately. Provides significant pain relief, particularly for dental problems. Has anti-parasitic properties, is especially useful for ticks. Can be used topically or internally and is non-toxic.
Palo Santo can provide topical relief from muscle and joint aches. Palo Santo also makes a terrific insect repellant, and can be used to dislodge an embedded tick (move hair back, apply one drop Palo Santo directly on the tick, wait a few minutes and the tick should either dislodge and/or be easily pulled off).
Why should we use Home Remedies for Dogs and Specifically, Essential Oils?
I could list a million reasons why we should use essential oils for dogs, but here are my top reasons!Essential oils are:
• Not toxic to the body – Just like the human body, toxicity is a huge problem for our animals. I see more and more dogs with thyroid issues, arthritis, bowel issues, liver and kidney problems then ever before.
• Easy to use – Essential oils for dogs can be used exactly in the same manner as with humans. Dogs can inhale the oil directly from the bottle or from your hand. They can be placed directly on their body or paw.
• Perfect home remedies for dogs – I keep an essential oil bag with twelve to fifteen oils for everything including tick removal, stomach problems and motion sickness. They work quickly, are effective and extremely versatile!• Extremely beneficial for training puppies and dogs– I don’t train dogs, but I train horses and getting to the emotional side is most of the work! Use essential oils for concentration, focus and anxiety as you would a horse or a human. They are great training aids!
• And More!
Are there any Oils we can’t use as Home Remedies for our Dog?
Honestly, there are only a few oils that I wouldn't use on dogs. And that is because there are more gentle essential oil alternatives available. Or I would use them in a blend. But for the most part, anything goes! It is really more about the quality of the oil and the dilution ratio, not whether an oil can be used or not used. However, always read through the specific oil information on this website or a good reference book before you do decide to use it on your animal. Horses, cats and dogs love essential oils; but cats are a bit more sensitive so you have to be a bit cautious with them.
Young Living oils for various ailments:
Allergies to: Environmental-Weed killer, food with chemicals (Effaxaquin very BAD)
Apply lavender on the skin if itchy and on the pads of the feet.
Cleanse liver with Sulfurzyme, NingXia Red and Power Meal in food.
Calming dogs or cats: essential oils can be applied to tips of ears, also on top of head, naval, along with to the bottoms of their feet, petting and diffusing of essential oils.
Good oils for calming are: Lavender, Peace and Calming, Ruta VaLa & or Valor.
Calm dog during bath: Put a drop or two of Peace and Calming in the palm of your hands and brush onto the towel, which will be used for drying your pet. Let the pet smell your hands before starting the bath. If needed also add the blend of RutaVala and give your pet a good loving pet right before bathing.
Fear of thunderstorms or 4th of July noise: Use a small amount of Release. followed by Lavender. First rub the oil between hands and let your pet smell it. Gently run hands over the ears, back and legs and with what is left over, rub on pads of feet.
Hip Dysplasia: For arthritis, doing Raindrop Technique, using Sulfurzyme in food, Power Meal, for pain, PanAway in AM, Wintergreen in PM.
Hyperactive pets: Use Joy and Peace and Calming by putting 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand, massage onto the pads of their feet and give them a good petting.
Infected paw: Soak paw in warm water with Epsom salts mixed with Thieves essential oil for; 10 minutes 2-3 times a day.Then irrigate the wound with a syringe, using alternately Thieves and Melrose.In addition to this, give capsule of Inner Defense (containing Thieves, Oregano, Thyme and Citronella)
Upset stomach and loose bowls: Rub 1 to 2 drops each of Peppermint oil & Di-Gize oil into the palm of your hands then rub on pets tummy to ease discomfort. For added benefit give an Inner Defense capsule.
Scratched corneas, or injury to eyes: You can use 4 to 8 (up to 10) drops of lavender in 4 oz purified water, use as an eye spray in a glass spray bottle, shake up each time, spray around eyes. People with horrible problems from laser surgery have used this protocol successfully.
Kennel cough: Apply peppermint to hands and pet animal from the neck down.Ticks & Mites:Purification, Peppermint or Palo Santo. Put on damp rag, and then put hot compress over area of concern.Find out more about Tick Borne disease Fleas in Canine and Feline:
Young Living Essential Oils Pet First Aid Kit
• Thieves essential oil blend
• Melrose essential oil blend
• Di-Gize essential oil blend
• Purification essential oil blend
• Raven essential oil blend
• M-Grain essential oil blend
• R.C. essential oil blend
• Pan Away essential oil blend
• Peace & Calming essential oil blend
• Palo Santo essential oil blend
• Animal Scents Shampoo
• Animal Scents Pet Ointment
Important Note: Young Living essential oils are extremely potent and must always be used mindfully and with care.
• Do NOT use Melaleuca (Tea Tree) on cats, dogs, or birds no matter how diluted. Especially, do NOT put other brands of Melaleuca oil on pets at all as they can be quite toxic to pets.
A cats' liver processes essential oils differently than a human or dog liver. Thus, it is wise to use extremely dilute mixtures with cats, avoiding Melaleuca and the citrus essential oils altogether.
• Dogs, cats, and birds have a keen sense of smell - never leave an animal in an enclosed room with a diffuser running for longer than 10 minutes.
• Never put essential oils in a fish tank!
• Never put essential oils (even diluted) on or near eyes, nose, or into the ear!
• Never force an animal to allow you to put essential oils on them.
• Always dilute essential oils with a high quality carrier oil such as Young Living's V-6.
• Never try to dilute essential oils with water - always dilute with a carrier oil.
We love our fur-kids and consider them family members. We try to provide the best care, feed them healthy foods, give them lots of exercise, training, doggie daycare, and pet sitting. Now there are all kinds of alternative treatments including aromatherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, acupressure, doga yoga, massage for dogs, cranial sacral therapy, and energy healing treatments for pets, too. Young Living Essential Oils are the best essential oils I've found in 4+ years. They can be used in combination with various treatments and enhance the results.Home remedies for dogs should always include essential oils. Dogs respond really well to essential oils and when used safely can be used for everything from fleas and ticks to bumps and bruises! This section will answer all the questions you may have about using essential oils for dogs. Then on the bottom of the page I have a list of specific topics for dogs. Just click on that section and it will tell you what essential oils you can use for that problem!
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Are there certain Types of Oil that We need to Use for Home Remedies for Dogs?
Make sure you use therapeutic grade essential oils for home remedies for dogs. Perfume quality or aromatherapy grade oils can cause more harm than good especially if using them topically because they are destilled using solvents or are adulterated. Pure therapeutic grade oils are steam destilled and do not contain any chemicals. Therefore, they are expensive to produce and are rarely used in common day pet products. Look at the price of Rose Otto essential oil or Jasmine Absolute to get an idea of the price difference. And then you will know why they don't use therapeutic grade oils!
Are there Safety Concerns?
Most of the problems associated with essential oils whether they are for human or animal use, stem from the fact that people are using perfume grade oils for medicinal or therapeutic use. Or people simply are not using them correctly! Always read through the safety section of the single or blend so you know what the precautions are and how to dilute it. And read through the general safety section. Please do adhere to the safety instructions as you would a human.
How do I use Essential oils for Dogs?
Dog aromatherapy is similar to humans.
How do I know which Oils to use for Dog Home Remedies?
Using the oils may be a bit of a learning curve at first. But you can read through the links below (and the website) and then choose several oils to start working with and see how your dog reacts. Most animals, including dogs, love the smell and they usually perk up when they like it. It they are whining, drooling, and having some other reaction then you should try a different oil. They should look interested and they will be! Then home remedies for dogs is easy and fun!
What are the Dilution Ratios for Dogs?
The best way to think about dilution for dogs is to go by the weight of the dog. A small dog under 20 pounds you would treat as a human child or toddler. I would dilute from 30-90% of the human dose again depending on its size.Essential oils for larger dogs can be used similarly to humans. A medium dog that is in the range of 25-50 pounds can tolerate less that a large dog that is 100 pounds! My dogs, Malibu and Kelly are Golden Retrievers weighing about 60 pounds. I usually don’t dilute the oils from the human dosage; however, I also just use one or two drops! But they are very clean; they eat raw food and never have a synthetic product on her bodies.So keep in mind, as we do with humans, that if a dog is sick or toxic then it is best to use less essential oil at first. This is because most oils will detoxify the body at a cellular level.
How do I Use the Oil?
Apply a drop on location or place a drop on their paw. You can also have them smell it right out of the bottle as well or diffuse them in the house. ( Check out our Spa Mister Diffuser in our store- it is amazing and very quiet)
Essential oils can be used on animals much the same way they are used with humans. It is recommended that you do follow a veterinarian's care when diagnosing specific conditions.
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