Many dog trainers, veterinarians, and animal care providers have turned to pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils to use in place of toxic and harmful ingredients commonly found in pet products. Personally, as a dog trainer of twenty-five years and a mother of four rambunctious, accident prone little girls, I have turned to essential oils to replace our over the counter medicines. We use essential oils as our first aid, and they also serve as all of our personal skin care products and cleaning products. A growing number of dog trainers all throughout the nation (including myself) have turned to the use of high quality essential oils to help clients with dogs that have anxiety issues, behavioral issues, fears and phobias, aggression, and even health care issues. Dogs that came completely unglued at the Fourth of July now rest peacefully throughout the night with essential oils being diffused in the room. Dogs that couldn’t ride in a car without experiencing motion sickness, can now ride comfortably when oil is petted onto them prior to getting into the car. Below are important facts, tips, and testimonies supporting the use of essential oils.
Not All Oils Are Created Equal
It’s important to know that not all essential oils are created equal, especially when using them on our pets. Essential oils have gotten a bad rap in years past because inferior quality oils were used and in many cases, caused harm to household pets. Most of the essential oils that you find in the health food stores are filled with synthetic ingredients in them to “stretch” them and make them more profitable to make. Being regulated by the cosmetic industry, the standard is allowed for a label to say “100% organic” as long as one ingredient is organic.
When selecting an essential oil for your beloved, four-legged companion be sure to look for an essential oil with a food label. The oil should be not only be safe to apply to the skin but also to consume internally and used as aromatherapy. In fact, most Veterinarians that regularly use essential oils in their practice only recommend Young Living Essential Oils. Dr. Nancy Brandt has compiled over thirteen years of case studies in using Young Living Essential Oils. She says to only USE and TRUST Young Living Essential Oils when it comes to our pets.
If this is the first time using essential oils on your dog, it is recommended that you use very small amounts to start with. You can place a small amount (1 drop) and rub into your hand before petting on to your dog. NEVER place oil in the ear canal!
There are several ways you can use your Young Living Essential Oils on your dog:
Some oils are considered “hot” oils and can be neutralized with a carrier oil such as organic coconut oil, or olive oil. Basically, the molecules of certain oils like oregano or cinnamon enter the skin at a much faster rate causing a sensation of heat. The fatty oil slows down the molecules and neutralizes the heat sensation. It does not dilute the essential oil.
When Cheryl Keck’s ten year old Standard Poodle contracted the Papilloma Virus in April, her veterinarian performed extensive surgeries to remove the virus from the bottom of Lilly’s pads. Lilly’s pads were filled with inflamed, infected, wart-like lesions on the bottom of her pads. With Lilly having a compromised immune system stemming from an Addison’s diagnosis, it made her more susceptible to contracting the virus. The veterinarian removed multiple lesions from 3 of her paws, but they were too extensive to remove them all. If the veterinarian had removed all of them, there would not have been much of a pad left to stitch together. The vet also administered antibiotics which didn’t do anything to get rid of the virus.
While this is NOT a picture of Lilly’s actual paw, this is VERY similar to what it looked like BEFORE.
Cheryl Keck was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils through a veterinarian that she found in New York. The veterinarian recommended Thieves Essential Oil. Cheryl purchased the Premium Starter Kit that contained Thieves as well as other oils and a diffuser. The first night she went to bed, she put Thieves in the diffuser, closed the windows and doors, with the dogs sleeping on the floor next to her bed. The next morning while Lilly was outside, she noticed bloody paw prints. Lilly’s paws were bleeding from the lesions. Cheryl quickly realized that the virus was being expelled from Lilly’s paws, hence the reason why they were bleeding. Within, a couple days her paws were completely healed with no evidence of the papilloma virus being present. It has been over three months now, and the virus has not reoccurred.
This is what Lilly’s pads look like today! A huge difference from where they were before and the Virus has not come back!
A few basic, everyday oils that I rely on to have in my “medicine cabinet” are:
As a dog trainer, I find the following oils helpful with common problem behaviors:
Karen Widaman of It’s A Dog’s World K-9 Academy, Chino CA, uses oils with the dogs she trains. She says, “Before it took a long time of consistent training to see improvement in major behavior problem cases. Essential oils did not replace training, but it helped facilitate it – naturally, and without the use of toxic drugs. I see immediate improvement with the oils as compared to other methods and medications I used in the past.”
If you are dealing with training issues with your dog, I highly recommend finding a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in your area and incorporate the use of oils with proper and positive training.
Note: The information provided in this article is NOT intended to be taken as medical advice. Do not alter any medical treatment, or the use of medication without the permission of your medical care provider. The information in the article is for educational purposes only.
How to Order
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Starting today through the end of January (January 31st) anyone who enrolls with Young Living as a member and orders the Premium Starter kit, will receive a FREE copy of the Essential Oil Desk Reference book ($25 value).
So what exactly are you getting during the month of January when you sign up for Young Living with the Premium Starter kit? I’m glad you asked! You are going to receive 11 oils (Frankincense, Purification, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves, Lavender, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Panaway, Citrus Fresh, Stress Away, & Joy) plus the home diffuser, informative literature, and samples to share with family and friends. *Joy, Citrus Fresh, and Melaleuca was recently added to the Premium Starter Kit and not shown in picture. Plus, you will receive the Essential Oil Pocket Reference Book for FREE! This book contains nearly 400 pages is the most informative pocket reference. This reference guide has both the single oils and blended oils sections, chapters on Safety, Applications, Raindrop Technique, Vita Flex, & Emotional Response.
TO ORDER YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:
*You can order as a customer: Retail full price
*You can order as a wholesale member: 24% off
Go toand choose your country (This promotion is only open to US members)
1. Click on “Member Sign-up” linked it (HERE)
2. Click on Young Living Wholesale member (not customer)
3. You will need to enter a SPONSOR ID and an ENROLLER ID. You will enter my MEMBER ID FOR BOTH: #1468806
4. When you sign up as a member, you will then order your 1st STARTER KIT (that is under STEP 1).Choose the Premium Starter Kit. STEP 2 will ask you to order an ESSENTIAL REWARDS KIT, but you can click the button on bottom that says, “No, Thank You” and sign up for Essential Rewards later.
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