Owner loves aroma oil.
Many people think that they want aromatherapy for pets as well.
Is aromatherapy for dogs and cats dangerous?
We will answer this question.
Let’s talk about recommended oil and massage methods.
Aromatherapy to pets is dangerous?
What is “aromatherapy”?
“Aroma” means “fragrance” in Latin.
This aroma component is a natural chemical substance.
Aroma oil is also called essential oil.
It is aromatherapy to heal your heart and body with aroma oil (essential oil).
Let’s summarize the method of aromatherapy (how to use aroma oil).
- Inhale (sniff):Inhale from the nose for hands and handkerchiefs(Even if it diffuses with a diffuser, it drips in hot water).
- Application:Dilute with carrier oil (even as a massage oil or bath additive).
- Taking (drink):Drink it in a drink or in a capsule.
Those “inhaled” reach the limbic system of the cerebrum.
It affects emotions, autonomic nerves, secretion of hormones, and so on.
It is also absorbed into the body through the mucosa of the respiratory tract and lungs.
Those that have been “applied” stay on the skin, are absorbed from the dermis, and enter the body via blood or lymph fluid.
Those “taken” are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and surround the body.
Aroma oil is absorbed in the body, giving autonomic nerves and hormone secretion, and various effects on the skin and internal organs.
Those “inhalation”, “application” and “taking” are all called “French style aromatherapy”.
Here is “notes”.
In the case of a human being, it can be taken into the body in three ways “inhalation” “application” “taking”.
However, regarding other “inhalation”, “application” and “taking” that enjoy the scent, it is limited to “natural ingredient 100% aroma oil”.
Those containing synthetic substances such as ethanol, fragrance and surfactant can not be called aroma oil.
Putting it inside the body will harm the body in reverse.
Let’s do it carefully after carefully selecting “quality” and “type” of oil when using.
Below is a reference link.
So, can “Aromatherapy” be applied not only to humans but also to pets?
Let’s see in detail.
Can aroma oil be used for dogs?
Dogs are the same “omnivorous” as a human being.
Plant-derived aroma oil can be metabolized by the liver, kidney and discharged outside the body.
So it is possible to use it for dogs.
The effect of “stress care” “antibacterial” “insect” on dogs are expected.
The olfactory sense of the dogs are developed.
So if you want to “inhale” dogs, it will drip in hot water or diffuse it with a diffuser etc.
Avoid the strong scent of stimulation, let’s choose the scent that dogs can relax.
Also, when doing “coating and massage”, use it after sufficiently diluting with carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil etc.).
On the other hand, “taking” should also be used with caution when used by humans.
For small dogs of the body, even a small amount may cause stimulation to be too strong.
It would be better not to take it.
Use for cats is dangerous!
Cats are basically “carnivorous”.
Cats can not metabolize vegetable matter well.
Especially aromatic oil is high concentration.
It can be said that it is very dangerous for cats.
Entering the body causes “poisoning symptoms”.
Even small amounts are strictly prohibited from direct use.
It is safe to avoid using the owner in the room.
Let’s talk about recommended oil and massage methods
Let’s introduce aromatherapy oil (essential oil) recommended for dogs.
- Frankincense: to relax · prepare the immune system
- Lavender: Relax and suppress allergy
- Cardamom: Tone your digestive and respiratory conditions and relax
- Cedarwood: antibacterial (eg Kennelkov) · insect repellent (fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, etc.) · relax
- Lemongrass: Insect repellent (fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, etc.)
- Citronella: insect repellent (fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, etc.)
We recommend “aroma massage” if you give it to your dog.
You can calm your dog’s feelings.
And you can remove excitement (aggression), frightening, anxiety, etc.
By relieving stress, it also leads to improvement of immune function.
It will not let dogs fleas, ticks, mosquitoes (prevention of filaria).
It will also help in the prevention of summer diseases.
It’s easy to do it.
First of all, a suitable amount of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) is dropped in the palm.
Then drop 1 to 2 drops of aroma oil tailored to your purpose.
After warming at body temperature “Massage oil” is complete.
Because it is used for dogs with good olfaction, making it thin is a trick.
Make sure that the dog does not dislike “fragrance”.
YI will try to gently stroke along the “backbone” from the back of the head to the base of the tail.
It is also good to massage the parts that the dog likes slowly along the coat.
Because the coat becomes soft, it is effective to use it for finishing before brushing or after brushing.
It is also good to “spray” before walking.
It also helps insect repellents such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
It is very easy to make this “aroma spray”.
Place distilled water in a commercially available spray bottle and add aroma oil (1-2 drops) dissolved with a small amount of anhydrous alcohol.
If you are not using anhydrous alcohol, shake well and let’s use.
How is it?
Let’s also try for the health of your psychosomatic and psychological condition.
But 100% natural ingredients are not all right.
There are oils that we can not recommend because of the strong stimulation.
Below is a very common type, but avoid using it for dogs.
- Tea tree (Melaleuca)
How was it?
“Aromatherapy” is an option for healing pet dogs.
Let’s understand the following points and use it appropriately.
Please carefully select the aroma oil to use.
Because it is not “pharmaceutical”, it does not guarantee the efficacy.
Please use on self-responsibility or consult with your veterinarian.
I hope this paper will be useful for your pet life.