Essential Oils and Pets: A Quick How-To

120 May 7, 2015 - At Home, Essential Oils, Essential Oils and Pets, How to Use Essential Oils

If you love using Young Living products in your home, you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?

 

If you’ve ever had questions like these, we’re here to help! Check out this quick-and-easy how-to guide for using essential oils with animals.* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.

  • Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
  • Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
  • Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
  • Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.
  • Use special caution when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils.

Young Living Essential Oils for dogs

Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.

  • For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex).
  • For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
  • For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.

 

Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable.

  • Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
  • If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.

essential oils for pets

Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.

  • For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
  • For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
  • For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
  • Animal Scents Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically.

 

Essential oils can be administered internally.

  • Some essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food.
  • For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth.

 

Young Living offers a full line of animal-specific products.

 

AnimalScents Oils - Young Living Essential Oils

*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils.

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433 Comments

  • tracey April 7, 2017 - 3:44 pm Reply

    is eucaluptus oil safe for cats?

    • Young Living April 10, 2017 - 2:40 pm Reply

      Hi Tracey, Special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com. As every animal is different 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. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals.

  • Evelyn L Beaudette April 5, 2017 - 7:51 am Reply

    I have infect away, puriclean, mendwell, Paragise, & the away. I have no idea what wavy oil is for. I really want to use them, but I need to know the why. What do they each do for my dogs, & what do infect away, puriclean, &mens well do together. Thank you so much.

    • Young Living April 6, 2017 - 1:54 pm Reply

      Hi Evelyn, Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information regarding using the product in a manner other than what is indicated on the label. We suggest consulting with a veterinarian that is familiar with essential oils. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Nadya March 31, 2017 - 5:06 am Reply

    Hi I just wanna ask whether or not Juva Cleanse eo is safe for dog? Thank you

    • Young Living March 31, 2017 - 12:33 pm Reply

      Hi Nadya, Juva Cleanse was formulated for Human use only. Unfortunately we do not have any information on using it with pets. We advise that you consult with a trained veterinarian in using essential oil on your specific issue.

  • Carrie March 27, 2017 - 6:53 am Reply

    Is there a carrier oil that works better than others for pets?

    • Young Living March 27, 2017 - 1:43 pm Reply

      Hi Carrie, There isn’t a particular carrier oil that works better with animals. We suggest viewing our Getting to Know Your Carrier Oils post to learn more about the different carrier oils that can be used with essential oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Christy Walker March 26, 2017 - 2:13 pm Reply

    I have a 5 year old Shih tzu that has a tumor like cyst on the top of his ear. The vet said it is nothing to worry about, but I may want to get it removed if he starts scratching it. Is there an essential oil or recipe of oils that I could apply to the cyst that would help?

    • Young Living March 27, 2017 - 12:43 pm Reply

      Hi Christy, 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 about your animal’s specific issue.

  • Dog collars March 25, 2017 - 5:47 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing such great article about pets. The social adaptations of cats and humans are same enough that cats can live perfectly happy lives surrounded by humans and vice versa. Dogs are pampered with the best of food and medical care, frequently have a rest in their owners’ comfortable sofa.Do you have any other articles about dogs?

    • Young Living March 27, 2017 - 12:17 pm Reply

      Hello! We do have some other posts we have done about pets and animals on the blog. Here is another for your convenience: Essential Oils for Pets However, if you just search pets or animals on our blog more posts will come up. Hope that helps!

  • Beth March 19, 2017 - 8:40 pm Reply

    I have a collie that is scratching his belly area and legs. I see that lavender in a carrier oil is recommended for this issue, My concern is, is it safe if he licks it after it is applied to his skin?

    • Young Living March 20, 2017 - 2:14 pm Reply

      Hi Beth, If the oil is properly diluted ingesting small amounts should not be harmful to your pet. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals.

  • Maddy March 14, 2017 - 3:37 pm Reply

    Hi I want to get my dog started with essential oils! My Pomeranian just got some blood work done and her blood came back with high liver enzymes (ATL at 1,348). I was wondering if there was anyone who could help me find the right YL product/products that are safe for my little pup!

    • Young Living March 15, 2017 - 11:52 am Reply

      Hi Maddy, 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.

  • Jane March 10, 2017 - 2:06 pm Reply

    I have a 3 month old pomeranian and I am afraid my cat hit him in the eye and now he keeps rubbing it, what can I do for him??

    • Young Living March 10, 2017 - 2:26 pm Reply

      Hi Jane, Essential oils are not recommended for use around sensitive areas such as the eyes. We recommend speaking with a veterinarian about your pomeranian’s situation for guided assistance.

    • Mary Scott March 20, 2017 - 9:26 pm Reply

      Hi Jane. I would never put oil in an animal’s eye. I do occasionally use saline drops (intended for humans) in my cat’s eye. I think he irritates it scratching himself, fighting with his sibling or gets cat hair in his eye. I use single use saline (no preservatives) and only apply one drop. If your pet has any discharge or swelling in his eye, he should be seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible.

  • stanley J March 5, 2017 - 10:47 pm Reply

    we have exotic birds that are very stressed is there an oil that will help with that? also if you can tell or send me list of other oils that would help these birds.

    • Young Living March 7, 2017 - 2:01 pm Reply

      Hi Stanley, Birds can be especially sensitive to essential oils. We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents™ blends or other essential oil products. Please discuss these use of these oils further with a trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils for specific recommendations for your birds.

  • KayLynn Prentiss March 4, 2017 - 9:06 am Reply

    I am very new to using essential oils. I was soooo excited to receive my starter pack yesterday! After diffusing for the first time, I’ve come across many articles stating that EO are toxic to cats. I am so upset and disappointed, having two cats and a dog, and now realizing most of the oils in the starter kit, I can’t even use because it’s harmful to the kitties. I am so lost as to what EO I can ACTUALLY use for my diffuser that won’t be harmful to my fur babies. Many sites contradict what is safe and what is NOT safe. What do I do and who do I believe? I just want to diffuse safely.

    • Young Living March 7, 2017 - 12:26 pm Reply

      Hi KayLynn, Special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com. As every animal is different 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. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals.

  • Ally Mac March 3, 2017 - 1:27 pm Reply

    Hi, I just bought some Essential oils and I am wondering if Thieves is OK to diffuse around my Cat? A simple yes or no would be great. Thank you.

    • Young Living March 7, 2017 - 11:34 am Reply

      Hi Ally, As every animal is different 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. Special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com.

  • Jennifer February 28, 2017 - 9:16 pm Reply

    Hey,

    I would love to incorporate essential oils in my pets healthcare and so would my veterinarian. I am searching for a resource for training on essential oil usage with pets, not by the lay person, but from a professional. Can you please direct me to a reputable source for this? I have already tried contacting customer support with no reply. TIA~Jennifer

    • Young Living March 1, 2017 - 1:34 pm Reply

      Hi Jennifer, We suggest attending Young Living’s 2017 Essential Oils and Animal Conference being held in April. This conference will include veterinarians, researchers and animal lovers for a weekend of product training and presentations on using essential oils to keep pets healthy and happy!

  • jolie February 22, 2017 - 2:46 pm Reply

    my older dog has arthritis and I am looking for something I can give him internally. do you have any suggestions? I would like to just give him a pill or drop in his food.

    • Young Living February 24, 2017 - 12:14 pm Reply

      Hi Jolie, 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.

  • kasper singh February 21, 2017 - 1:38 pm Reply

    what are the essential oil used for canine distemper virus

    please reply.

    • Young Living February 22, 2017 - 10:33 am Reply

      Hi Kasper, 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.

  • Peter February 17, 2017 - 9:58 pm Reply

    Can Essential Oils be used on cattle ? Our steer has pink eye and we are trying to treat him with natural methods. At present in addition to a Vit/Min supplement, he gets a good does of Cod Liver Oil (high in Vit A – for eyes). He is slowly improving, but we would like him to improve much more.

    • Young Living February 22, 2017 - 9:14 am Reply

      Hi Peter, 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.

  • Nikki B February 12, 2017 - 7:12 am Reply

    I have a 9 yr old English Bulldog with skin and allergy issues. I am looking for an essential oil that could help with yeast and skin infections. But I also an afraid mixing it with carrier oils and having a mess all over the house. Any ideas would be great. Thanks so Much!!

    • Young Living February 22, 2017 - 8:31 am Reply

      Hi Nikki, 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.

  • Courtney January 25, 2017 - 4:30 pm Reply

    Hello! What can I use on my dogs paws? I know I can use an oil with a carrier to soften too. Thanks for your help!

    • Young Living January 26, 2017 - 10:40 am Reply

      Hi Courtney, We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents™ line of products or other essential oil products. Please discuss the use of these products further with your veterinarian for specific recommendations for your cat. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jeanie January 4, 2017 - 7:43 am Reply

    Is there an essential oil to rub on my cat to control the dander when around people who are allergic to cats?

    • Young Living January 4, 2017 - 8:29 am Reply

      Hi Jeanie, Special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com. We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents™ blends or other essential oil products. Please discuss the use of these products further with your veterinarian for specific recommendations for your cat. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stephenia December 1, 2016 - 10:10 am Reply

    What is the purpose of ParaGize? More information would be helpful. Thanks.

    • Sallie March 14, 2017 - 9:47 am Reply

      I entered “ParaGize” in the ylSearch.com search box. A lot of information came up!

  • Kristin November 16, 2016 - 5:48 pm Reply

    What is the best way to administer Frankenscense to a dog? Orally in pill form dilluted 50/50 or topically? Dilluted? We are trying to help her sinus cancer.

    • Young Living November 18, 2016 - 9:42 am Reply

      Hi Kristin, 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.

  • Kayla W October 24, 2016 - 10:09 am Reply

    I just got into the essential oils and got a diffuser this week and was wondering if there is a list of oils that I should avoid because I have 3 dogs (no cats or other animals) Is there anything that I shouldn’t use on them or in my diffuser? I have been using lavender, four thieves and frankencense but want to expand to others.

    • Young Living October 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm Reply

      Hi Kayla, As every animal is different 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. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Monika October 19, 2016 - 4:19 pm Reply

    Can I use animal scents ointment on my dogs dry nose?

    • Young Living October 21, 2016 - 3:06 pm Reply

      Hi Monika, Great question! The gentle and safe formula of the Animal Scents® Ointment is a protective, soothing salve designed specifically for external use on animals. 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. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Amanda Johnson September 21, 2016 - 12:42 pm Reply

    I have a cat with bad asthma. is there an oil i can use for this?

  • Tara Fasz September 17, 2016 - 8:56 am Reply

    My mum has put some peace and calming straight into my 1 year old puppy, I was wondering if this is safe and should I be worried??

    • Young Living September 19, 2016 - 2:25 pm Reply

      Hello Tara, When using essential oils with animals, it is recommended to dilute according to the size of the animal. Carrier oil can be added to help dilute the oil. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals.

  • Brandie Stevens September 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm Reply

    My 6 year old dog (37 lbs) has back issues that meds don’t really work for anymore. What can I do for her? Also, my 4 year old (63 lbs) has allergies (to grass, we think) and chews her paws during the summer. I wash them after we come inside, but she always ends up on steroids. Please help!

    • Young Living September 19, 2016 - 12:57 pm Reply

      Hi Brandie, 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.

      • May October 12, 2016 - 10:07 am Reply

        Grass clippings or seeds can cause irritation to d paws. Pls check if they are caught n btw d toes, fur, underneath paw.

    • Beverly October 2, 2016 - 7:16 pm Reply

      Brandie, my 10 yr old dachshund had a spinal injury. I use an alternative vet that treated her with accupuntion. She had no use of her back legs. After her treatments and TLC she was back walking. It is a process but no surgery. I highly recommend you seek a reputable experienced vet in your area that practices acupuncture . Wishing you all the best.

  • Whitney September 10, 2016 - 1:41 pm Reply

    My Luna is a 9 lb Maltese. She is allergic to grass and it just showed up at 1 year old in the summer time. She’s on prescription allergy meds once a day but is constantly licking her paws and itching. What specific oil should I use on her? Thanks!

  • Michele September 6, 2016 - 8:00 pm Reply

    My pug keeps itching and shedding a lot. i have been giving her oatmeal baths but it has not helped. Any recipes I can make from oils to spray or rub on her?

    • Young Living September 9, 2016 - 7:36 am Reply

      Hi Michele, 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.

      • cj nurse September 30, 2016 - 9:18 am Reply

        Had this problem with my pug. Feed a quality food not Containing CORN as main ingredient

    • Tara Fasz September 13, 2016 - 7:14 pm Reply

      I use lavender oil I my jack Russell he itches and bites his back till it’s blood red and rubed lavender on his skin and it helped dry up the sores from biting and itching

      • Debbie Baughman March 31, 2017 - 6:15 am Reply

        I make my own lotion of a little lavender and coconut oil. The redness it’s gone overnight.

  • Christine Shannon September 2, 2016 - 1:51 pm Reply

    Our dog has an intestinal parasite and also a form of athletes foot. Would Thieves be ok to use diluted on the paws?

    • Young Living September 9, 2016 - 7:58 am Reply

      Hi Christine, 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 for specific recommendations concerning this.

    • Tara September 16, 2016 - 11:16 am Reply

      Yes,small amounts,,great stuff,,on fur,food,house
      Look it up!!!

  • Elissa Hooper September 2, 2016 - 12:25 pm Reply

    Is there an oil or blend I can make a spray out of to treat bad dog breath??

    • Young Living September 6, 2016 - 1:00 pm Reply

      Hi Elissa, We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents™ blends or other essential oil products for possible solutions. Please discuss these possibilities further with your veterinarian for specific recommendations for your dog. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Debra Moyer September 2, 2016 - 5:42 am Reply

    Do any of your oils repel fleas? I have an indoor cat. Sensitivity is a big issue and high emotional anxiety. From what I’ve been reading, a lot of oils are toxic for animals, especially cats.

    • Young Living September 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm Reply

      Hi Debra, We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents™ blends or other essential oil products for possible solutions. Please discuss these possibilities further with your veterinarian for specific recommendations for your cat. Cats are generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Peggy Stanfield September 1, 2016 - 7:59 am Reply

    You mention dogs and cats, what about running a diffuser in a room that has dwarf hamsters or guinea pigs? I don’t want to harm these little guys in any way but it is really a pain to have to move them everytime I need to run the diffuser.

    • Young Living September 9, 2016 - 7:57 am Reply

      Hi Peggy, Small animals can be highly sensitive to essential oils and heavy dilution may be necessary. As every animal is different and has unique sensitivities and health concerns, we suggest that you speak with your veterinarian for specific recommendations concerning this. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Sharon R. Dyer August 22, 2016 - 10:23 pm Reply

    My daughter’s dog has recently been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her nose. Is there any treatment she can do using essential oils? The doctor gave her 2 options – radiation at $5,000.00 a treatment (one time) or make her comfortable and give her the best care as long as she lasts. The dog is 12 years old.

    • Young Living August 23, 2016 - 10:57 am Reply

      Hi Sharon, We are sorry to hear about your dog’s situation. Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels. 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 the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury for your animal friend. We recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oil use on animals.

    • Ursula Baker August 24, 2016 - 7:51 am Reply

      Frankincense most important. There are others. Get connected with people that have used essential oils on cancer. Young Living, by law, cannot give advice and must adhere to what is indicated on the label that can be proven as fact with the FDA. Get in the Young Living network and go to meetings to learn from distributors that have been with them for 20 years.

    • Theresa September 1, 2016 - 8:42 am Reply

      Sharon, I don’t know if this will help, but I can send you a link of a product that may help.

    • Stephanie September 3, 2016 - 11:28 am Reply

      I’m actually in the same situation as your daughter. My 10 year old dog also has a cancerous tumor in her nose. I’ve been diffusing lavender during the day to keep her calm and using frankincense on her paws. I would recommend visiting a holistic vet. My vet gave me some raw goat’s milk, a raw protein diet made by primal pooches, medical mushrooms, Chinese herbs, and some pain meds to make her comfortable. I also purchased ApoCaps on amazon, It’s a great supplement to help boost the dog’s immune system.
      I’m also not doing radiation and chemo because of her age and I want her to have a good quality of life…not just go to the vet all the time.

  • Krista Moschella August 22, 2016 - 2:22 am Reply

    You are my breathing in, I have few web logs and rarely run out from to post .

  • Kaleen Mahoney August 16, 2016 - 9:48 am Reply

    Are there any oils I can use on my dog for fleas?

    • Young Living August 18, 2016 - 1:30 pm Reply

      Hi Kaleen, 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.

  • Lesa August 11, 2016 - 6:19 am Reply

    My Labrador mix has the same problem every summer and sometimes in the winter. Scaly red itchy rash on her chest down to her privates. Her hair usually tuins or falls completely out in this area. All I’ve used is cortisone spray, and Ketachlor lotion. Any recipes I can make from oils to spray or rub on her?

    • Young Living August 12, 2016 - 7:37 am Reply

      Hi Lesa, 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.

    • Mark Sinex August 14, 2016 - 4:57 am Reply

      Lesa, although individuals other than veterinarians cannot diagnose, nor should they, there is a Facebook group with hundreds of testimonials on how individuals use essential oils for their pets. Check it out – Facebook @yl essential oils Natural Resources for your Pet.

      • Jeanne October 8, 2016 - 7:13 am Reply

        Thanks for the info!!

    • J Cothran August 17, 2016 - 8:03 am Reply

      Hi friends, My Labrador mix had a similar problem and we discovered that it came down to he was allergic to the food he was eating! As soon as we switched to a “grain free” and “potato free” dog food diet, his skin condition cleared. It’s definitely more expensive, but not as much as multiple trips to the vet for medication. 🙂

  • Angel Vick August 9, 2016 - 8:25 am Reply

    Is there an oil, or combination, that can be used to train cats (maybe to add to the “no no” water bottle?

    • Young Living August 12, 2016 - 7:28 am Reply

      Hi Angel, Essential oils can be safely and effectively shared with your animal friends. 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. Special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Alexandrescu August 5, 2016 - 1:08 am Reply

    My cat is diabetic, with chronic gingivitis. SHe recently developed serious gum problems- swelling,local pain esp in one spot I think I noticed a little puss…the vet will check her today , it mqybe calicivirus. Appetite is huge as always and she still eats well. I ‘ve just bought Starter kit , what oils can help her? Except peppermint cause she takes homeopathic remedies( mint and camphor cancel effects of the remedies) .thanks

    • Young Living August 5, 2016 - 11:31 am Reply

      Hi Alexandrescu, We are sorry to hear about your cat’s situation. Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels. 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 the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury for your animal friend. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Debbie Howatt-Gallant August 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm Reply

    Can you use peppermint on your pets?

    • Young Living August 5, 2016 - 11:37 am Reply

      Hi Debbie, Essential oils can be safely and effectively shared with your animal friends. We recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals to determine if Peppermint would be right for your pets. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Tina Bond August 4, 2016 - 11:43 am Reply

    I have a Moluccan Cockatoo that is stressing and feather picking. Wondering if any of the oils would be safe to diffuse in her room to help her remain calm. We moved recently and that is stressing her out I think. I don’t see anything about using oils with birds.

  • Lisa August 1, 2016 - 11:18 am Reply

    Have you heard of anyone using the oils on wildlife? I have a friend that rehabilitates wildlife and she has a moose with a serious infection. Any suggestions?

    • Young Living August 3, 2016 - 1:27 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa, 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. We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents® blends or other essential oil products for possible solutions. Please discuss these possibilities further with a veterinarian for specific recommendations.

  • Vori Stinson July 27, 2016 - 12:15 pm Reply

    Does anyone know if stress away is safe to apply topically on a small (30 lbs) dog?

    • Young Living July 28, 2016 - 8:34 am Reply

      Hi Vori, Great question. Small animals can be particularly sensitive to essential oils. We advise that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with essential oil use to determine what is best for your small animal friend. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Rochelle Mayfield July 14, 2016 - 10:41 am Reply

    Which oils do you reccomend to help a dog with serious arthritis pain?

    • Young Living July 14, 2016 - 1:22 pm Reply

      Hi Rochelle, 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. We suggest reviewing the Animal Scents® blends or other essential oil products for possible solutions. Please discuss these possibilities further with a veterinarian for specific recommendations for your dog.

  • Rebekah Stelter July 7, 2016 - 12:51 am Reply

    Can I put lavender on my 8 week old puppy? We are crate training her at night and is getting anxious about! I was thinking it would work . What do you think?

    • Young Living July 7, 2016 - 10:27 am Reply

      Hi Rebekah, Essential oils can be safely and effectively shared with your animal friends. 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. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Debbie March 21, 2017 - 9:22 pm Reply

        What oil can i put on a mamory tumor on a 19 pound dachshund where should I apply on tumor and or can i difuse frankinsence 24 7? I been applying frankincense on tumor

        • Young Living March 23, 2017 - 12:49 pm Reply

          Hi Debbie, 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.

    • Tammy McAlvain March 1, 2017 - 11:42 am Reply

      I have used peace and calming. Put a couple of drops in my hands rub hands together let my puppies smell it and pet them . Helps support a sense of calm for dogs that are afraid of storms. Good luck.

  • Karen July 2, 2016 - 11:17 am Reply

    Are there any oils I should NOT diffuse with my cats in the house? Ones that are known to be irritants or sensitive / harmful to them???

    • Young Living July 5, 2016 - 10:52 am Reply

      Hi Karen, Great question! As every animal is different 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. Special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high-phenol oils, please contact productsupport@youngliving.com. If you have further concerns, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oils use on animals.

  • Joann Banghart June 23, 2016 - 9:47 am Reply

    how often can I use Repel Aroma on my dog is it once a week once a month

    • Young Living June 23, 2016 - 3:24 pm Reply

      Hi Joann, Great question. RepelAroma can be applied as needed. However please take into account the size, species and any health concerns of your animal. For specific recommendations on dosage, we suggest speaking with a competent, trained veterinarian with knowledge and experience with essential oil use on animals.

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