Aromatherapy has been a useful integrative practice for treating many medical issues. These essential oils contain biologically active powerful compounds. While they can be very helpful in reducing anxiety and inflammation, they can cause undesirable and dangerous side effects with our pets unless used cautiously and correctly.
Dr. Richard Palmquist, Chief of Integrative Health Services at Centinela Animal Hospital, Inglewood California, gives some essential advice in using essential oils! He states, “Animals have sensitive senses of smell, so in most cases it is best to use oils that are diluted.”