Essential Oils and Herbs for Dogs and Cats

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AnimalEO is our favorite go-to brand of essential oils for dogs and cats.  They are affordable and effective.  We know the creator (Dr. Melissa Shelton) personally and we 100% believe in her amazing products.   A great way to give medications - just drip a few drops and pet your baby.  Alternatively you can diffuse it in the air or apply directly to sa sniff-it attached to your dog's collar.

Away:  This is an all natural way to repel all insects including fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.  It needs to be spritzed on your pet daily so is less convenient than the monthly products, but no chemicals.  Ingredients:  Essential Oils of Eucalyptus citriodora, Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Citronella(Cymbopogon nardus), Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii), White Cypress (Callitris glaucophylla).

Boost in a Bottle:  This is an excellent oil and covers so many body systems!  It is ideal for general maintenance and health and can be applied once weekly.  If you have a dog with an issue you can use it more often if you like.  This is a favorite for general wellness.  Ingredients:  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Balsam Fir(Abies balsamea), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), Tangerine (Citrus tangerina), Black Spruce (Picea mariana), Oregano (Oreganum vulgare), Thyme(Thymus vulgaris), Ginger (Zingiber officinalis), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Anise (Pimpinella anisum), Juniper(Juniperus communis), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin).

Calm-a-Mile:  If you have a dog that suffers with anxiety this is an excellent product for you to try.  You can use it in the diluted form to apply directly to the body or you can apply the "neat" form to a collar sniff it or a bed or towel the pet is laying on to relieve anxiety and promote calm feelings. Ingredients:  Essential oils of German Chamomile(Matricaria recutita), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Clary Sage (Salvea sclarea), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata).

Dog Breath:  I think the name says it all!  Apply this essential oil to your dog's gums daily or weekly or however much you like to help with dental health and breath odor.  Ingredients:  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Myrrh (Comminphora myrrha).

Kitty Boost:  One of our favorite essential oils for cats.  This one is made with cats in mind and covers so much territory!  It is ideal for using as a vitamin, introducing cats to each other, arthritis pain, and I could go on and on!  Bottom line is - if you have a cat - GET THIS.  Ingredients:  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Oregano (Oreganum vulgare), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Melissa (Melissa officinalis).

New Mobility:  When we first began using essential oils in dogs this was a fast fan favorite!  No more expensive arthritis medication!  No more bloodwork every 4 months to check liver enzymes!  No more worrying about stomach ulcers - in fact New Mobility is gastroprotective!  For dogs with significant problems use once to twice daily - simply pet it on the affected area.  You can use it weekly for less severe problems.  Ingredients:  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Spruce (Picea mariana), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Lavender(Lavendula angustifolia), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Peppermint(Mentha piperita), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica).

Open Air:  If you have a dog with chronic espiratory problems such as COPD, collapsing trachea or asthma this is a must have.  We love to use it in a diffuser and let the whole household benefit from this amazing aroma and let your pet simply breathe in the healing essential oils.  Ingredients:  Essential Oils of Tangerine (Citrus reticulate), Cinnamon (Cinnomomum zeylanicum), Spruce (Picea mariana), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Eucalyptus radiata, Clove(Eugenia caryolphyllata), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Frankincense(Boswellia carterii), Lemon (Citrus limon), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis C).

Sniff It:  This is a way to apply essential oils by simply attaching a handmade sniff it around your dog's collar with a velcro closure.  You just add the drops of oil directly to the sniff it and your pet can inhale the essential oils all day long.  This works epecially great with open air and calm-a-mile.