Our family does not have any pets, much to my children's dismay. I have many friends however who spend a lot of time, money and energy caring for their dogs and cats. I would like to offer to you some natural options for the care of your beloved animals that just might save you a trip to the vet.
Animal Scents Ointment by Young Living is a "protective, soothing salve designed specifically for external use on animals. The gentle and safe formula is enhanced with pure Melaleuca Alternifolia and Myrrh, two of nature's most powerful essential oils." Rosehip, geranium and balsam fir, patchouli are also inculded.
Two great resources for those of you interested in exploring more on how essential oils can help your dog and cats can be found at: http://www.oilyvet.com/ and http://www.brighteyeswellness.com/.
Some people might be weary of using essential oils with cats because of their sensitive body but lavender for example can be taken internally by cats safely. Animals in general are more sensitive than humans and require less oil, adjusted according to body weight. Dilution is highly recommended.
I will add more posts in the future on specific health issues that can be addressed with using essential oils with animals. Feel free to email me with your questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take good care,