While we do believe in the power of using essential oils in our daily lives and in our homes, it’s important to keep in mind all the members of our family, including our cats and dogs and any other animals that might live indoors with us.
Some essential oils, although great for us, have been known to be potentially toxic to our pets. Just like certain foods, such as chocolate or grape leaves, can be harmful to them, so can certain oils. While lavender oil may be ok for one dog, it may irritate another dog.
Before using essential oils on or around your beloved animals, it’s important to consider speaking with your veterinarian first, especially if they are on any medications or have any existing health concerns.
Here are some considerations to take while using essential oils around your pets: