Essential oils are definitely having their moment right now, as families all over the country trade in their chemical-heavy household products for them. So many people love essential oils and use them in their everyday lives. You can use them in remedies, for cleaning, relaxation, health and other reasons.
It has been found that certain oils can make dogs sick as they cannot absorb the compounds like we can. So, it is best to avoid the oils below:
- Tea tree (melaleuca)
- Ylang ylang
However, essential oils can also be used to help pets too:
Myrrh – Used for dogs with skin irritations. Mix with coconut oil and apply to the affected area.
You should always carry out a patch test on your dog if using on their skin.
Symptoms to look out for if you think your dog has had a reaction to a toxic oil:
• Excessive drooling
• Difficulty walking
• Muscle tremors
Be sure to take them to a vet if this happens.