Animals and oils: What you need to know [Infographic]

66 March 8, 2017 - Essential Oils, Essential Oils and Pets, How to Use Essential Oils, Infographics, Sharing Essential Oils, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

When we say that essential oils can be enjoyed by the whole family, that includes Bingo and Whiskers. There are just a few things that you need to keep in mind to make sure your fur (or scale, or wool, or feather, or hairless) babies stay safe and enjoy all the benefits YL oils have to offer.

Pets and Animals Infographic - Young Living

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We want to hear about the animals in your life! Tell us their name and story and how you use essential oils on them.

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  • Hi Christian! Birds of all kinds should not be diffused nearby. There is no specific oils, but we recommend to use extreme caution, dilute any oil well, and use a toothpick to measure the amount you will use prior to diluting. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice of a veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi There! A bearded dragon would be considered a reptile, so we would recommend avoiding diffusing near it, and avoid tree and citrus oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi Nicole! A bearded dragon would be considered a reptile, so we would recommend avoiding diffusing near it, and avoid tree and citrus oils. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Nicole Sirek

      thank you for the response on diffusing in around our beardie.

  • Hi Samantha! Essential oils can be safely and effectively shared with your animal friends. Every animal is different, so we would suggest diffusing small amounts for short periods of time (5 minutes every 1-3 times daily) and observing how the animal responds before increasing the amount and time. We recommend speaking about any additional questions with a Veterinarian who has experience with Essential Oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi Amanda, Essential oils can be safely and effectively shared with your animal friends. Every animal is different, special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme. We also suggest checking with your Veterinarian. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Susanmarie8

    Looking for specific recommendations to treat feline acne.

    • Hello! Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of an animal’s body, including ailments or injuries for your animal. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a veterinarian on your specific issue.

  • T-away or Peace & Calming on the bottom of my pug Dexters paws and he is calm, cool and ready to snooze.

  • Mary Potrawski

    My brother has a cockatiel that possibly has cancer. Is there an oil tha5 can help her?

    • Hi Mary, We are sorry to hear about the pet’s current medical challenges. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of an animal’s body, including ailments or injuries for your animal. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a veterinarian on your specific issue. We wish your animal friend a speedy recovery!

  • JoAnn Kowalski

    Inevitably of my cats has a lot of anxiety which he is on meds for. Which oil can I use to relax him? Peace & calming? Lavender? Stress away?? I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

    • Hi JoAnn, Essential oils can be safely and effectively shared with your animal friends. However, if your pet has a disease or medical condition, or if they are using a prescription medication, it is recommended that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals prior to using an Essential Oil. You will also want to seek their advice about potential interactions between the medications and essential oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lisa Sisca Furtado

    Is there an oil that is good for ears on dogs?

    • Hi Lisa, we recommend applying the oils to your dog’s paws, not ears. If you have further concerns, we recommend speaking to your veterinarian for targeted advice. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Deirdre Elvis-Peterson

    Doesn’t the use of water with essential oils drive the oil deeper…wouldn’t that be a “don’t”?

    • Hi Deidre, the dilution with water is referring to using the essential oils in a spray bottle for easier application on large animals such as horses. We recommend using V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex when diluting for topical application on smaller animals. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Brandi

    Hi! I have a 7 year old rescued Olde English Bulldog! He’s honestly THE most gentle guy but suffers from MAJOR allergies both environmental and food. We’ve narrowed down what it is. We’re giving him weekly immunotherapy injections and he’s on regular allergy medication. Poor guy STILL suffers with dry skin, itching and anxiety related licking. Anyone have experience with something that might ease his discomfort?

    • Nicole

      Do you use the Young Living Pets Shampoo? That is incredible for their skin!

    • Denise Peters

      Brandi, We have an American Bulldog with sensitivities and we are working with our vet.Now I have not used the oils topically on him or had him digest anything. We are taking things one step at a time but diffusing Thieves is a good alternative to the others.

  • Robin

    A member asked if it was safe to diffuse around a tarantula? Are there any oils to avoid?

    • Hi Robin, as small creatures are very sensitive to essential oils, we recommend speaking with a trained veterinarian for targeted advice. Thanks for stopping by!

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