Over ten years ago, it was discovered that essential oils can be used for the health and well being of animals. All you need to do is figure out the right combination to suit whatever ails your dog. When you combine the benefits of different essential oils, you can create an endless supply of natural remedies.
When using essential oils on your dog, there are a few things to take into consideration. Humans are able to benefit from the smell just as much as the oil by using items like an essential oil diffuser necklace. These allow you to place an oil soaked pad inside of the essential oil diffuser necklace and take in the scent all day. You don’t have that luxury with a dog.
Since most essential oils are applied topically on a dog, you need to take great care with the ingredients you use and where the oils are placed. Sensitive areas like the eyes, nose and genitalia are to be avoided, regardless of the oils being used. In some cases it is recommended that you blend the oils in a shampoo or wash, so that the benefits can be absorbed rapidly without causing any irritation to the skin.
If you want your dog to be healthy enough to breed, but prefer to use natural methods than try blending any of these five essential oils which are safe for use on animals:
- Lavender – You are going to find this on the top of almost any essential oil list, and for good reason. It is extremely versatile and perfectly safe when used topically. A lavender scented wash will help relieve skin itching on your dog, fight any bacteria and help keep him or her calm during the breeding process.
- Peppermint – A lot like lavender, peppermint’s benefits are endless when it comes to promoting good health. Use it before and after conception in order to promote healthy circulation. It is also a useful natural repellent for ticks and fleas.
- Niaouli – This Australian herb is a great antibacterial in case your dog gets a cut on his skin. It works the same way as tree oil does, but is naturally gentler making it perfect for a dog.
- German Chamomile – German chamomile is another essential oil that helps in keeping the dogs skin healthy. Covered by fur, it is very easy to forget about the protection the skin underneath needs.
- Helichrysum – This incredible herb is actually proven to help regenerate tissue after an injury. That benefit is very useful for the female dog after she has given birth to help bring her back to full health rapidly.
Healthy pups come from healthy dogs. For the best success in your breeding efforts, use natural essential oils to keep both the mom and the dad at optimal health.