Aromatherapy For Manís Faithful Friend - Dog
by: Sharon Hopkins
Emotions like happiness, sadness, anger, fear and love play a
crucial role in human being's life. These feelings are also an
integral part of an animal's world. Aromatherapy also provides
immediate, profound and long lasting results on animalís overall
health and well being.
Leaving animals along for a long period of time, lack of
attention, unhealthy food, abandonment, etc are some of the common
causes of stress in animals. These could lead to health problems
like fatigue, excessive itching, shedding, panting and even
aggression. Aromatherapy can be used to treat hot spots, itchy skin,
ear infections, rashes, bites, cuts, scrapes, incisions from
surgeries, stinky breath, flatulence and the list goes onÖ
Dogs are man's faithful friends for life. Bringing affection, joy
and loyalty into our lives, they are more emotionally dependent on
their owners. They are in tune with our moods and show more
difficulty in coping with emotional stress and loneliness. Hence
they require more attention then any other animals.
If your dog is suffering from yeast or ear infection use either of
these oils to treat it. Put these oils in a spray bottle with a base
oil and swab the inside of the ear after cleansing.
- Lavender - soothes the skin and relieves itching
- Tea Tree - powerful antibacterial and antifungal
- Bergamot - antifungal properties
- Roman Chamomile - soothing and gentle, aids in healing tissue.
To repel fleas, use peppermint, citronella, lemon and clary sage
essential oils. Ticks are repelled by essential oils such as
Geranium, Bay, Lavender and Myrrh. 15-20 drops of these oils diluted
with base oil and sprayed on your dog daily will keep the ticks and
Mix 6 drops of lavender, 1 drop of Neroli and 4 drops of Marjoram
essential oils with carrier oil such as jojoba or sweet almond oil.
Apply on the spine and head lightly. Repeat when necessary. This
blend will relieve emotional stress.
To relieve Anxiety & Loneliness - Blend 1 drop of Rose otto, 5 drops
of cypress and marjoram essential oils with carrier oil. Apply on
the spine and head light, repeating whenever necessary.
6 drops of lavender, 2 drops of roman chamomile and 4 drops of
petitgrain essential oils mixed with carrier oil and applied to
spine and head lightly reduce nervousness & hyperactivity.
Keep in mind dog's sensitive sense of smell into account when using
essential oils. A dog that is besieged by the smells of blends may
pace, whine, or rub her / her head on the ground. Introduce your dog
to essential oils slowly and in small amounts.
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Sharon Hopkins is the Webmaster for
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