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Using Aromatherapy for Dog's Health and Happiness

Posted by L. Davis on

The pet industry continues to see a much greater interest in holistic and natural healing remedies.Many pet owners recommend the use of aromatherapy oils for a range of physical ills and behavioral problems.

Essential oils are very good substances to help enhance a dog’s behavior and also to promote health of the same. Canines with certain ailments and behavioral challenges may be treated with the application of these oil through aromatherapy.

They work either by inhalation (through the olfactory system) or topical application to provide healthy skin and coat for dogs.

The use of the oils in aromatherapy for dog in treating skin ailments is effective. The all-natural quality of these substances makes it hypoallergenic to dogs and also it does not affect the shine of their fur not does it make the skin of your pet dry.

Whether your dog has a tick problem or suffers from anxiety using natural smells through aromatherapy for dog you can improve the health of your dog and your dog will even smell better.

Hydrosols may also be recommended as these substances are milder than essential oils. Hydrosols are the substances extracted from distilling the foliage, spice, herb and flora and hydrosols are taken during the early stages of the process so it has less essential oil concentration. This substance type is advisable to puppies, mature dogs and those that are pregnant or nursing.

Certain behavioral problems can be pacified by a number of essential oils that can be used for anxiety, depression and relaxation, such as:

  • Lavender for relaxation
  • Chamomile for depression especially related to separation anxiety
  • Geranium or Patchouli to quiet and calm the nervous system
  • Citronella Oil to repel insects
  • Lemongrass to repel insects, flies, gnats, etc.
  • Jasmine or Rosemary for depression or exhaustion
  • Sandalwood for depression, tension and stress
  • Ylang ylang for nervous tension, stress, anger, and frustration