Dogs are wonderful companions, and an important part of our families, which is why we only want the best for them when it comes to their good health. Yet, there are times when a health condition arises where many of us prefer using a more natural, yet effective solution for our precious fur kids. That being said, if traditional vet care is in their best interest, we would never recommend abandoning common sense just for the sake of taking the natural path. There are excellent holistic vets who offer traditional AND holistic medicine combined, some of which even incorporating remedies such as essential oils.
Our primary purpose at Holistic Pets & Peeps! is to educate you as to when certain essential oils may be used for specific issues your pet may be experiencing. Therapeutic grade essential oils are incredibly powerful healing (and preventative) tools that are effective for the majority of dogs (and other animals), however, they may not work for every animal, and the information presented here is not meant as a “magic pill” or cure-all. Not all essential oils are created equal, which is why we only recommend Young Living Essential Oils. Therefore, when we refer to any oil, we are referring to therapeutic grade essential oils by Young Living that are trusted and proven for over 20 years.
Now, on to the very complicated subject of dog allergies. Many pet parents tend to just assume that whatever they are feeding their dog is causing him or her to have allergies. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. We will concur that there are far too many substandard pet products on the market today with questionable ingredients, so we do recommend that pet parents educate themselves as to what they are feeding their pets. Pet food, treats, supplements and pet care products is a subject that requires an entire article unto itself, however, we are happy to offer our recommendations upon request.
Small Dogs ~ 1 – 20 Pounds (0 – 9 kg)
Medium Dogs ~ 20 – 50 Pounds (9 – 22 kg)
Large Dogs ~ 50 – 100 Pounds (23-45 kg)
X-Large Dogs ~ 100+ Pounds (45+ kg)
Dog allergies often require a full holistic health consultation, as well as expensive in-depth blood work to fully evaluate the underlying cause (or causes) of the allergies themselves. And yes, diet can be one of the culprits, depending on what you are feeding your dog. (For a great selection of premium holistic pet foods, treats & products, please CLICK HERE!)
Another huge culprit is household cleaners, air fresheners, sprays and other toxic items that are in your pet’s face (and under their feet) every single day! If you want to see the world from their vantage point, we encourage you to get down on your hands and knees and imagine being bombarded with these things at their eye and smell level day after day. Whatever you clean with, freshen with, spray around the house is absorbed by your pets through their eyes, nose, skin, mouth and paw pads.
Changing household cleaners, first-aid, and other personal care products to Young Living products not only eliminates harmful chemicals but provides more exposure to beneficial therapeutic essential oils on a daily basis . . . . for your pets and for your entire family!
Treatment recommendations for battling allergies (other than switching to a healthy, holistically formulated diet) are as follows:
~ Diffuse: Clove, Thieves, or Lavender
~ Antihistamine Oils to be Applied Orally, Topically, and / or Diffused: Melissa, Ocotea, Basil, Lavender
~ Anti-Inflammatory (steroid alternative): Raindrop Technique
~ Nutritional Supplements: Allerzyme, NingXia Red, Omega Blue, Sulfurzyme, Life 9
~ Other: Animal Scents Shampoo, Thieves Household Cleaner (Cleaning & Bathing)
~ Polyzyme, Mightyzyme, Detoxzyme, Digest + Cleanse, Inner Defense
~ Give an Allerzyme digestive enzyme with every meal. For Large Dogs ~ 2 or more capsules may be necessary.
~ Give NingXia Red with 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil added. This may be given straight or mixed in with food.
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