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Pet Ailments and Aromatherapy

Pet Ailments and Aromatherapy

Although aromatherapy is not meant to take the place of conventional veterinary care, essential oils and hydrosols can be used to treat many pet ailments.

Find out the list of common pet diseases and conditions that may be helped by aromatherapy, here:

Bad breath
Cracked paw pads
Cuts and scrapes
Dirty ears
Flea and tick infestations
General detoxification
Infected ears
Insect bites
Itchy skin
Joint and muscle pain
Loss of appetite
Motion sickness
Skin infections
Skin irritations, hot spots
Teeth cleaning
Teething pain
Unhealthy fur and coat
Weak immune system

Read more: Pets, Remedies & Treatments

Adapted from Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell (Findhorn Press, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Kristen Leigh Bell. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell (Findhorn Press, 2002).

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10:45AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

No link to itchy skin...

4:22AM PDT on May 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

3:03AM PST on Feb 7, 2012


4:30AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

thank great article

11:14AM PST on Dec 21, 2011


7:37AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Gee. Great!

10:55AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

Thank you

8:36AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

Essential oils are hazardous and even fatal to cats. Learn more at

11:17PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

i use aromatherapy for my 4-legged family, and highly recommend it. however, a word of caution: dogs' and cats' livers process out the essential oils more slowly than human livers, so not good to use every day, more like ever 2-3 days, and for just a few applications then a few days off. essential oils are efficacious and POTENT. use with care.

10:54AM PDT on Jun 14, 2011


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