We recently completed an online class all about using essential oils and other Young Living products with your dogs to support their health and wellness. If you would like to take a look at that class on facebook, you can find it here: Oils for Dogs Class!
But for those of you who would like to check it out offline, here are the details!
Getting Started Tips
A few things to keep in mind as we are learning about different oils for your dog. The most important tip here is to introduce them slowly to your non-oily animals. Between the heightened sense of smell and different sizes and sensitivities, going slow and diluting properly will ensure success in using oils with your pets.
Dilution and Application techniques
Using your oils with your pet dogs is very similar to what you do for yourself. Dogs are similar enough in make-up that pretty much anything you would do for yourself will work the same for your dog. However, keep in mind some of these dilution ratios and application suggestions to modify usage for animals that need it.
Are you ready to get started on learning about some specific oils that will benefit your dog?
Copaiba and PanAway
These two oils are some of my favorites for supporting healthy movement and recovery after exertion. Think about what that might mean for your dog??
DiGize and Peppermint
For digestive support and clarity. These two oils are a staple in my house for the whole family.
When my dogs need digestive help, I go straight for the same oils that help me in that same area. Instant relief is a great thing whether you have two legs or four!
Lemon and Purification
From scent marking to helping to clean up doggy messes, these two oils are a big part of living happily with your doggy friends.
Can I let you all in on a little secret? Dogs stink! I mean…it doesn’t really matter how hard you try to keep them from getting dirty, they find a way! And even if they don’t roll in the mud daily, if you ever leave the toilet seat up you can bet your dog has gone in for a nice refreshing drink. I am just saying…things that can purify the air, provide a fresh scent and provide valuable therapeutic benefits are definitely on my list for doggy care!
Lavender and Frankincense
Lavender is lovingly referred to as the “Swiss Army knife” of essential oils. There is a reason for that! And if it works that well for humans, you can bet it will for dogs! When in doubt, grab the Lavender!
But I would say that if Lavender is the “grab when you don’t know what else to grab” oil, then Frankincense is the super big brother to Lavender. It has become my go – to for just about anything. And even if I don’t really need it for something in particular, I throw it in anyways, because everyone can benefit from some Frank in their lives…including dogs!
R.C. and Thieves
For helping your dog breathe easy during exercise and/or for cleaning with a fresh scent, these two oils are going to get the job done!
There are a whole bunch of other Thieves products that include the ever popular Thieves Household Cleaner and Thieves Laundry Soap. The Thieves Dishwashing soap is my secret weapon for getting out stains. You can learn more about the other Thieves products here:https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/thieves
In addition to the oils we talked about already, Stress Away, Ningxia Red and some of the other great Young Living supplements are a part of our dogs’ and our Host Dog, Bruce’s favorite things!
In addition to the essential oils you may use on a daily basis, Young Living has an entire line of Animal Scents products that were formulated specifically for use with pets! I love these products with my own dogs and we have had great success with them. I have heard some pretty great stories from other members who use the Animal Scents products exclusively with their pets. As we are just talking about dogs tonight, I won’t go into the other uses for these products for horses, birds, bunnies, etc.
You can learn more about the Animal Scents line from Young Living here:https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/home/pets
If you have been a Young Living member for a while, you likely know about the Raindrop Technique. It is a therapeutic massage technique that was developed by D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living.
I can tell you from personal experience that I have done this technique for my own family and it has been incredibly beneficial. I have yet to use it on my dogs, but knowing that I can give me the confidence to care for my pets the way I know I can care for my family. This set includes everything you need to do do the raindrop massage on just about anyone…or any dog!
Be a Dog Hero!
We could spend a lot more time talking about each one of these products that you can use with your dogs, but I don’t want your carriage to turn back into a pumpkin before we are done tonight! 😉
Here are some quick suggestions for ways you can use essential oils to help with you doggy needs.
We touched on this a bit earlier when I shared Bruce’s favorite YL products. But I feel it is a good idea to mention this in more detail. There are several YL supplements that would be just as beneficial for your dog as they are for you!
Just keep in mind our tips and tricks earlier in the evening: size matters so adjust the dosage for supplements based on the human sizes to fit the size of your dog. If you have a teacup Yorkie, you won’t do the same dose as you would a great dane!.
DIY Doggy Recipes
I promised you recipes! Here are some easy to do DIY doggy care recipes that you can do in your own home!
Young Living has a robust line of beauty care, skin care and body care products. However, sometimes you just want something you can whip up on your own or something you can adjust the ingredients on for your particular need. That’s where DIY recipes come in handy! Here are a few basic ones you might want to start with.
Want more information?
Here’s a great article from Young Living’s blog with some great tips on oils and pets.
Contact me and I am happy to help with any questions you have!
Ready to get started with your own Dog Oils Starter Kit? Check this out here!