Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in plants and are a very effective and safe way to holistically prevent and treat many conditions which can afflict dogs and cats. EO’s are powerful and safe without side effects when used properly and because of their concentration are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. They can be used for mood management, skin ailments, pain relief, digestive issues and even as a pest and parasite preventative. Many health conditions in pets are becoming increasingly more resistant to conventional antibiotics and unlike antibiotics essential oils can actually penetrate the cell membrane and kill viruses and bacteria. Dogs tolerate EO’s well however applications for felines should be researched and used wisely since there are many which cannot be metabolized by them and can pose a threat. There are various qualities of oils which is directly related to there effectiveness and safety. When possible, always use “therapeutic grade” EO’s. Therapeutic oils are the purest…offer the highest and safest health benefit and can be ingested safely where as other oils can not. EO’s can be used in a variety of applications…topically, internally or as aromatherapy depending on a specific condition or situation so it’s always best to consult a holistic vet or someone experienced before use. Feel free to contact us for more information regarding classes being offered on getting familiar with Essential Oils for your pets!