Most of us use essential oils not only for their healing properties but also to scent our homes. Although we might love the scent, have you ever taken the time to wonder if your pet enjoys it too; as well as considering if the essential oils you are diffusing are safe for pets? Cats and dogs sense of smell is far superior to that of ours and even though a dog’s sense of smell is greater than that of a cat. Cats are more susceptible because their livers do not contain an enzyme needed to break down the oils. This is why it’s best to only diffuse essential oils in small quantities and check they are safe for your pet.
Signs that Essential Oils are Not Safe for your Pets
- Difficulty walking
- Respiratory Issues
If you notice any of these signs stop using the essential oils and take your pet to your local veterinary to be checked out.
Essential Oils Consider Unsafe for Pets
Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil)
Please note this list is not exhaustive and some pets can be more sensitive than others. Just like with humans what suits one person may not suit another.
Essential Oils Considered Safe for Pets
When used correctly essential oils can have valuable health properties for our pets. Always be mindful when using oils around pets and if you are not sure always err on the side of caution and double-check that essential oil is safe for pets.
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About Snooty Catz
Are you new to Snooty Catz? We are a small UK independent business that loves to live ethically for both ourselves and our pets. This is why we stock a fabulous range of natural wellbeing products for both people and their pets. As well as ethically sourced homewares and eco gifts.
Snooty Catz is an ethical business, and deeply cares about the environment. So each order is sent in eco-friendly, plastic free packaging. We have also partnered with Ecologi and will plant one tree for every order placed. There’s a lot of good happening over here!
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