Using Essential Oils with Dogs

Posted by on Nov 1, 2005 in Essential Oils for Animals | 0 comments


Now it is time for all the ways people have learned to use Young Living Essential Oils with dogs! LOTS of information here so take your time:


DISCLAIMER…Any information provided here is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or offer treatment for disease. Our purpose and intention is to provide information to support people who are seeking more education regarding natural alternatives while they pursue a state of optimal health and longevity -for themselves and their pets. All nutritionals and essential oils are from Young Living Essential Oils ONLY.

Snake bite: A year ago, my dog, Lily, was bitten on the nose by a rattlesnake. There was an obvious penetration which has remained as a hairless scar. Because of the oils she was again chasing rabbits in three days.
Now, a year later. I have been giving her one Parafree per day in her food each night. This has been for approximately 20 days. On the opposite side of her nose (no scab) a welt began to appear. It was like a wart but covered with hair. Although I examined it daily I could not tell what it was.

Yesterday, “it” fell off and left a hairless scar. When you look at her “new” scar it is in exact alignment with the first scar. Indicating to me the new scar is the second fang penetration site. Today, the ORIGINAL scar has a scab on it. Bear in mind this is a year after the original bite. Whatever “is in there” is coming out. Bottom line: Parafree is for your pets! [too!]

A dog avoids surgery-A friend at work who has used a few of the oils took her dog to the vet after it injured it’s leg. They think it may have stepped in a hole. Anyway, it was having trouble walking. The vet was kind of rough with the leg and wanted to do surgery. They did schedule the surgery and took the dog home. After the vet got done examining it, it couldn’t walk on that leg at all. The next day she asked me if there were any oils that might work. I mentioned some oils and Sulfurzyme. She ordered the oils and I gave her half a dozen Sulfurzyme capsules which she opened and put one in the dog’s food each day. After a couple of days she said the dog was starting to walk on that leg again so they cancelled the surgery. After a week she said the dog was running to meet her at the car. The Sulfurzyme had done the trick even before her oils had arrived. She was so ecstatic.

No fleas: You can have her look at it from the idea of her suggesting to people to buy the POWER MEAL for poochie for shiny fur and no fleas. I had such good results with PowerMeal for my dogs and cats, so we have fed it to our pets regularly and we have not had fleas last year nor this year. Amazing how a well nourished pet will not get fleas.
I recommend Purification to help take dog dander out of the air in clients and her home.

Anxiety in dogs: My neighbor has a new puppy that screeches almost all the time. They have taken him to the vet. He says no problem physically, you just have a noisy, bad-tempered dog. She called an obedience trainer and he said the same thing. Just like some people have hyper kids… you have a hyper dog. So… I ask you… would it be reasonable to put some Peace and Calming diluted in olive oil on this puppy’s paws at night? Any suggestions or testimonials out there in puppy land????

Dear Cheryl, In the animal section of the PDR (pocket essential oils desk reference), it says the same oils are used on animal problems as are used on humans. Sounds like peace and calming are definitely in line.

Heart murmur: Does anyone have any information about a grade 4 heart murmur? I am trying to help an 8 week old puppy. Some of her littermates have already died. I read about marjoram in the pdr but didn’t see anything specifically for heart murmurs and she is so frail I am wondering if it would be too strong.

I don’t know specifically about a heart murmur, but my cat has an advanced stage of cardiomyopathy, and was given a prognosis of 3-5 months back in August of ’99. We are treating him with one drop of Aroma Life (essential oil blend) right over the heart, (along with prescription medication at half the prescribed dosage), and he is doing very well. Sometimes we’ll apply helichrysum, Aroma Siez or Frankincense or Cypress on the paws, but my first choice would be Aroma Life. We put that on him almost daily. I send prayers for your puppy!

I’m not familiar how serious a “grade 4″ heart murmur is. I gather it must be pretty serious. My “baby” Pomeranian is almost 2 years old. She was born with a very serious heart murmur. When you put your hand over her heart, you can actually feel the abnormal heart beat…a whooshing feeling. When I first got her at around 7-8 weeks old, I recall asking the lists what oils would possibly help her. Sarah Judith Cole gave me the following suggestion:

Try diluting helichrysum by adding 5 drops of it in an empty 5 ml. size bottle. Then fill the bottle up with V-6 Mixing oil. Massage a little bit of this every day over the heart area. If you don’t have helichrysum, substitute 3 drops lavender and 3 drops cypress. Also add a few drops of the tincture, HRT, to the puppy’s drinking water three times a day. The HRT tincture helps strengthen the heart & any irregularities, the oils will do the same. Massage the oil blend gently for at least 5 minutes in a clockwise motion, if you can.

Even to this day, I give my Pom HRT in her daily drinking water. She has become very used to the “garlicky” smell & taste. As I said my dog is now 2 years old, seems perfectly fine–lots of energy, never ill, no obvious health signs… though I know her heart condition still exists. I tend not to dwell on that and enjoy whatever time, years…I am blessed to have her in our lives :-)

DISTEMPER: I received this second hand from a close friend and YLEO distributor. As we often do, we were discussing our latest oil stories. Having personally experienced of the devastation of puppy distemper, nothing tops this one for me. A coworker had come into this same friend’s office in a distraught state – she had obviously been crying. She and her husband had gotten a puppy at the pound and had become deeply attached to it when it became ill. The vet informed them that it was distemper which is incurable in puppies. My friend handed her a bottle of Thieves (essential oil blend) and suggested she try putting it on the puppy’s feet.

The pup responded with excitement to the first application and thereafter would come to her with paws extended for more. She took to going home on the lunch hour to be sure that it received regular applications. The pup would greet her, paws out, wanting oil. Whenever she was sitting down at home it would crawl into her lap, paws extended for more. There seemed to be some improvement taking place.

On going to work, she left the bottle on the drain board with the lid tightly screwed on. She returned home one day to find that the puppy somehow managed to get onto the counter, got the lid off and drank the entire bottle. (Here I worried about what she would say next, but no need.) The puppy was totally cured! And the vet, so certain in his prognosis, had never seen anything like it.

Tumor: Our dog who is 15 years old and is in good shape had a cancerous tumor removed from her spine in April. Afterwards she was fine and could walk again. In August we noticed a large tumor on the side of her belly and she had trouble walking. I did not want her to be operated on again and I started using Frankincense. Three times a day I rubbed the tumor with the oil and in three days it was half the size. The dog was walking again and within a week the tumor was completely gone. And guess who is a believer!! You guessed it, my husband. I am using the oils now for his asthma and my grandchildren when they have hurts, come to me for Lavender.

But I thought this was worth telling you about. I have a hatbox full of different oils and I make sure I do not run out. Keep up the good work.

Suggestion for Dog with epilepsy: Hi Jan, how old is the dog? I wonder if it is really epilepsy especially if it is an older dog, it could be something else really. First thing I would do is get the dog off commercial dog foods, especially the colored ones. Maybe some high grade food, but there is a school now, (out of Australia and the UK,) that has lots of data about commercial dog food causing all sorts of problems including seizures. (I do not recall the website. But maybe someone else on the list does) I posted a while back, how well my very old dog responded to the feeding of Power Meal. Maybe your friend would consider to feed small amounts of prime commercial food mixed with PowerMeal.

(Aspenbloom Pet Care suggests NO COMMERCIAL PET FOOD. Rather, feeding a species appropriate diet is far better. Dogs and cats are carnivores. They need meat. Please contact us or go to our Consultations page for further help in correct feeding. )

Dog with epilepsy: I saw the information on food. We had a puppy that was not getting proper food and had seizures. I changed his food and added a little nutritional yeast and he has been fine ever since.

Our dog is an outside dog and sometimes has a seizure. Not having her dog house properly winterized, I had her on the porch recently. She began having a seizure and I put Valor on all four paws. Peace and calming was massaged into her brain stem and dripped some on the floor in front of her nose. She came out of this state quickly(about 2 minutes) and fully.

My dog who is now completely healed at 3 years had the beginnings of what looked like bad hip dysplasia at about six months. Bottom line–your puppy needs to be fed a completely raw meat and organic grain diet with MSM capsules, Vit. C, flax seed oil and “healthy powder”. For this powder recipe and how to feed your puppy this diet, buy the Richard and Susan Pitcairn paperback entitled NATURAL HEALTH for DOGS AND CATS. (See Aspenbloom Pet Care’s Resources Page for the direct link to this book).

Never feed any animal out of a can or only dry food except VERY occasionally. Commercial pet foods in cans are filled with disgusting fillers and even abandoned euthanized pets (so I have heard). Almost ALL canned foods are terrible for cats and dogs with few exceptions. Some organic dry pet food can be used together with raw meats. I use ground hamburger, chicken and turkey which I make and freeze into patties and defrost when I make food. Then I soak various grains such as spelt, kamut etc for 10 minutes in hot water and include along with the healthy powder etc.
These supplements and “healthy powder” as well as proper diet are very important parts to truly healing this condition.
Also get Gary Young’s tape on oils and healing animals and do Raindrop therapy (one or two drops up the spine) weekly.

Cat feeling bad: Just the other day my cat was suddenly feeling very much under and not eating at all. My wife Helen applied a drop of Purification to his back, and I put a drop of peppermint in each ear to stop the scratching at mites. Between the two it perked him up quite remarkably. It turned out later he was suffering from breathing polluted air from our furnace which needed cleaning, which I took care of shortly, but the action of the essential oils on him is quite remarkable, especially the way the peppermint seems to help the flea and mite problem. He doesn’t appreciate the peppermint too much, but it does help his flea problem.
We have friends who have an elderly little poodle on seizure medicine. They found that Lavender oil on her paws and ears greatly reduced the severity of the seizures.

Dog Seizures: A person in my downline uses Valor and Frankincense on her dog for seizures with great success. Hope this helps.

Hello all, My dog is fond of frankincense, and loves blends that contain it. She licks my hand when I wear frank or Abundance (essential oil blend). I agree with the response to dilute with oil on the lip. If you put it on her paws, she will lick it off, and that will get it on her mouth too. Also a friend used Elemi, similar to frankincense, on her dog’s skin with good results. PS my friend’s dog licked and licked my hands one day: I had applied frankincense. A week later the dog was diagnosed with a fatal cancerous tumor. I have wondered if her dog instinct led her to get frankincense before the rest of us knew she was sick.

STIMULATING APPETITE- I would try the Di-tone (now called DiGize). We have had sick puppies, old dogs that seemed off their chow and putting a drop of Di-tone on the feet and rubbing on tummy has not only stopped their throwing up and runny stool but also got them to get back to the food dish. Loooove that DiGize!

Immupower/Ingesting Oils: Hi everyone, my dog, Mac, had been diagnosed with heart disease along with another condition that involves mutant cells & kills many people today. He was near death & we found a holistic vet. Dr. Deb, who’s in my upline, told me to give him lavender & myrrh internally. Frankincense was suggested as well, but our pocket books couldn’t really do all those oils along with others that were applied topically.

Mac loved the myrrh (he’s not on that oil anymore) & he’d eat it straight out of my hand. He didn’t really care for the taste of lavender so we pilled him with that. Myrrh was usually in the capsule since it’d be easier most of the time instead of waiting for him to be good & ready to slurp it out of my hand. By the way, Mac takes me on power walks in the morning. He bounces around as if he’d never had health challenges. I know he still has heart issues, I can still feel that his heart beats erratically, but hey! He can out run my husband & me without trying so we’ll go visit Dr Deb just to say hi-not because he’s not feeling well.

Thrombocytopenia means a reduction in platelets (thrombocytes). Platelets (one of the cell types in the blood) play an important role in the clotting process; thus the main result of a decrease in platelets is increased bleeding – for example, nosebleeds.
In immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT), the reduction happens because there is increased destruction of platelets by the body’s own immune system, at a rate faster than they are produced in the bone marrow. IMT may be secondary to some other process (such as an infection, tumour, or drug reaction) or it may be primary, meaning that no other causative factor can be found. It is more common in certain breeds, suggesting there is an inherited component. IMT may occur by itself or with other conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia & dog: In thinking about your situation. I wondered what I would do if it happened to my dog and what I would try. Read in your EODR (Essential Oils Desk Reference -you can find it under Resources here) if you have one, about the oil Helicrysum, if it were me, I would start with 2-3 drops in a capsule once a day for a 10 pound dog, and in reading about Cypress, I would put one drop in between the pads of each foot and massage in once a day. You can always increase if needed but this is where I would start. Best Of Health

Dog w/ porcupine quills: A week ago I was dressed for church and as I was leaving, I saw my dog standing by the house looking so forlorn and miserable. She had a face full of porcupine quills! Needless to say I stayed home to doctor the dog. I called my daughter to come help and we strapped the dog to a board to try to keep her from moving as much as possible and started in on her. She cried so hard and was fighting so hard we knew we had to do something different with her. I thought of the Young Living Essential PanAway Oil. I had a small amount of Young Living Ortho Ease left in a bottle and I added about 5 drops of Young Living Essential PanAway Oil and another 5 drops of Young Living Essential Peppermint Oil. It had a dramatic effect on her almost right away. We gave her a few drops in the area which had the most quills and waited a few seconds before pulling on the quills. When we did start pulling again the quills came out much easier. We would put the Young Living Essential PanAway and Peppermint Oil on each area including inside her mouth as we were ready to pull quills. The oils pacified the dog as well as killed most of the pain. We pulled 97 quills from her face and mouth. She laid on the board for about 15 minutes after we were done and never moved a muscle. She appeared so relaxed. Occasionally her eyes would go shut and then open again, like she was in her own dreamland. She has been fine ever since.

Spinal arthritis: My friends have a 100 pound golden Lab who was diagnosed with “the worst case of spinal arthritis” the Vet had “ever seen.” They started giving her 1/2 tsp of Sulfurzyme on her food twice a day and the dog is doing unbelievably better with results noted within a week. Not wanting to walk and showing definite weakness in her hind quarters, she’s now ready and willing to go for long walks, up and down hills and is practically back to her old self. They are so thrilled with Sulfurzyme. Good luck with your Suki!
Rabies vaccine reaction – cancerous tumor: My brother moved to a new home and had his dog vaccinated for distemper back in June, she’s developed a large cancerous tumor between her shoulder blades, which was the site of the injection. The vet said that cancer is a pretty common reaction.

Hello, I just had my Jack Russell vaccinated for a bunch of stuff, rabies, distemper etc. Although we have never had problems before (she is 4 yr.), she has had a bad reaction & her whole right side appears to be sore (injection site). I do not know exactly what is going on in the vaccination industry, but there appears to be some quality control/money issues going on. I would try to contact the YL vet for a phone consultation.

We had given 21 Golden Lab pups (from 2 litters) their 8 in 1 shots and had a reaction on all 21 pups, we had all of the children in the area come over 2 times a day and used 1 drop of lavender then hot packed with a small bag filled with warmed flax seeds. We did this for 3 days but had seen results after 1st application hope this helps~ be safe, be happy and be blessed!

Dog with Cancer- I would like suggestions for oils/treatment for mast cell cancer in> > a golden retriever. This 6 1/2 year old dog is a wonderful service dog (Canine Companion) that works with my mother who is disabled. I have read some messages about the oils and cancer and want to know what would be the best protocol for this situation. Any help will> be most appreciated.

Here is what I got from someone’s notes on a lecture by Gary Young. I would think that what helps humans would also help animals. Edith Chupp
Frankincense and Ledum. Frankincense and Clove. Frankincense and Tsuga. Frankincense and Lavender. Frankincense and Idaho Balsam Fir. Apply for 3 days and change combination on 4th day and continue cycle. This keeps the cells constantly in shock.

My dog, 11 yr old Akita named Mac, had been diagnosed with primary cardiac disease as well as cancer. I looked up in both the EODR & the Higley book & began giving him Myrrh & Lavender (YLEO oils ONLY) internally in a gel cap. I also gave him Basil, Marjoram, Cypress & Ylang Ylang for his heart. We also gave him Melissa Essential water since we don’t have Melissa oil. Another set of tools we used are from Advanced Tachyon Technologies. We had him using Tachyonized (TM) water & Tachyonized Silica Gel (TM). There are many other tachyonized (TM) tools that we used on him as well. My husband & I are Reiki Master Teachers so he was receiving reiki sessions at every turn as well as having our whole healing community sending him healing as well. His vet is a huge proponent of YLEO oils so she also had us using Harmony on his chakras (He’s experienced great trauma when he was 1 1/2 yrs old). While Dr. Deb had him on other supplement, he refused them but loves his oils & tachyon tools.
At this time, he’s now using Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Peppermint & Oregano. We, like everyone else, are out of Oregano so he’s getting Basil until Oregano returns.In ‘Mac the Miracle Dog’s’ case, he was up & bouncing around in about 2 weeks. (Deb gave him that moniker). He has a strong will to live & continues to do so in the fullest. He’d gone down from 100 lbs to 79 lbs although Kevin (my hubby) thinks he was down to 70 lbs. He’s back up to his fighting weight. Deb also did acupuncture & chiropractic on him as well which he enjoyed. At one point he was having a homeopathic remedy but once that was done, he was up & running ME on his morning walks. (I don’t like to run, but his trotting is equal to me having to run-sigh)
If you want, there is his story on my YLEO website (click on below) but I do have a document which is the longer unabridged version I could upload to you. That goes into all the energy work & the emotional basis of his imbalance.In the meantime, we’re all truly enjoying his loving & fun nature & will continue to massage his oils onto his ears twice daily. Best to you & your dog Sally & if I can be of any assistance, please let me know.

Dog with Cancer-one more thing! Some had suggested Frankincense along with Myrrh but I didn’t have any so she said the Myrrh was fine. We just kept up with the Myrrh seeing that the vet bills were adding up FAST! As a matter of fact, my oils order monthly start with ‘what does Mac need…..’ From there, we add on our own wants & needs. Yes, he is a spoiled rotten dog but we love it!

I had a neat experience with my Schipperke. Last week I was doing a Raindrop on my feet and he came over and started rubbing his face on my feet! He was plainly saying that he needed a Raindrop. When I finished, I set him on the divan and gave him his Raindrop. He would reach out and sniff the oils – all but one and I don’t remember which one that was. He stood like a statue until I finished. Our animals will tell us what they need. Our part is to listen.

Dog Tail Sprain: I have had a similar experience, with my Beagle. We were not sure how he hurt his tail but he couldn’t lift it, and wouldn’t let anyone touch it. I pulled out my Panaway and usually he runs from strong smells (He has an excellent sniffer) but this time he reached to smell the bottle. After a few minutes of this, I put a few drops in my hand and gentle touched where I believed the problem to be. He didn’t yelp. It was pretty neat the way he stared at me while I did this. His tail seemed much better shortly thereafter. The next day he was back to his high energy self.

Dog with low thyroid: I have had my dog on Thyromin for quite some time, after weaning him off the prescribed med and everything was PERFECT at his last check up. My Max is a big fat chunk (I’m not even going to say how much he weighs!!) and he takes one Thyromin every night. Do you know how to muscle test on yourself? If so then you can muscle test by proxy for Luna to see how much, how often. Good luck.

Fire Ants: When my dog was bitten by fire ants, Purification on the area took out the sting instantly. I could tell because he stopped licking the area continuously and went over to his bed and lay down.

Treating Hot Spots on Dogs: I just responded to an email sent by Diane asking about a Bichon Frise suffering from skin allergies, and I thought to offer my experiences using the oils on my dogs.

I have two Akitas, one of whom has a particularly dense and long coat. Despite a trim during summer months, because of his curly tail that hangs over his back with the curl resting on top of his hindquarters, he is very prone to getting a dreaded “hot spot” that many of you dog owners are familiar with. They often show up because of weather aggravated poor air circulation where coats can get matted and they are awful. The usual treatment from vets is topical sprays consisting of antibiotics, analgesics and steroids for the inflammation.

Because my sister has had years of great success treating her kitties’ various wounds with Melrose and Lavender, I decided to give those oils a shot. They worked like a charm! The Melrose blend cleansed the wound, and the lavender, both cleansed but also dealt with the inflammation. There was the added bonus in that the lavender tastes, for the most part, terrible to animals…even deer won’t eat lavender plants! :-), so he couldn’t chew on the wound any more. I remember the look on my Akita male’s face the first time he tried to reach around to chomp on it and he virtually tried to spit out the taste! Pretty funny, but very important to get the dogs to quit chewing on it, as they will literally chew themselves raw and generate horrific wounds that can abscess, etc.

By the way, my sister was so successful in treating her cats, that when they did require the occasional visit to the vet for some sort of encounter with another cat or other critter, the vet would always ask her to bring along her “magic potions” with which he would treat the wounds after suturing or whatever else was required! He was very, very impressed.

Dog Allergies: Have your sister change the dog’s diet. There are many “natural” foods available. Even PetsMart now has an oven baked food under their name. Do a search on the internet. The “vet approved” brands are not a choice.

Dog Allergies- the first thing would be to take a look at the dog’s diet. If the dog is eating commercially prepared kibble I would start there. There is no life in food that is prepared in excessively high temperatures and many companion animals are suffering as a result. Some commercial pet foods are, literally, garbage to begin with. There are several books you can reference re. preparing a healthy diet.

Heart disease: I have an Akita as well! However, my Mac LIKED lavender! I’d been using it for malignancy/heart disease & I’d been applying his oils to his paws (in between the toes) & finally settled on the ears.

One day I had Myrrh in my hand & he sniffed it then licked it up much to my surprise. From there, he’d lick up the lavender as well! One day I had Basil in my hand & without a thought, he slurped it right up. Poor doggie!!!!!!!!! He was all wild eyed (I would too if I’d licked up a drop of basil), he ears flattened & his tongue hung out. He had this look of ‘HELP ME!’ but I didn’t think he’d stand for some olive oil. I just watched him suffer through it. I thought he’d hate basil after that. While he wasn’t so eager to lick up the oils in my hands, he never developed an aversion to basil either!

Of course, I think he’s the best dog in the whole Universe as any good ‘mama’ would, but he truly is! Oh-the other beautiful but fur-less guy is my husband-just to be clear! hee hee.

Yes thankfully, there are fresh and wholesome pet food alternatives. I found one line that seems to be carried by many pet stores with a pretty wide distribution nationally called Steve’s Real Food…frozen and freeze dried complete foods for dogs and cats. (Aspenbloom Pet Care suggests the SARF diet over the BARF diet -it doesn’t include grains or veggies just raw meat and bones)

For the real devotee of feeding your pets the best way, you are doing it…and there is info (I first learned about it on the AKITA-L newslist) on the “BARF” Diet…, but the acronym is for Bones and Raw Food Diet…turkey necks, raw veggies, etc. including one day of fasting a week. The idea behind all of it is trying to replicate the most natural way canines eat in the wild state. I know a web search would yield sites that go into great detail about it….but, of course, it’s a lot of work, and requires a lot of freezer and refrigerator space. Those Akita owners who were feeding their dogs the BARF diet were astounded at the health and vitality…shiny coats with NO skin problems, no allergic reactions, sparkley clean teeth with no doggie B.O or bad breath….healthy healthy dogs. I’m very interested in the information on additions of oils to the diets also. We have 2 Shar-Pei dogs that we got through a breed rescue organization. They’re neat doggies, too, but because of the small gene pool on which this breed is based, they are very vulnerable to immune system disorders, skin problems, fatal kidney disorders…etc. You name it. Very sad business. Any information on the use of oils to keep animals’ immune systems tuned up? Like using Immupower periodically…? I am very interested in being able to use the oils for critters, including horses, so I’d really appreciate any information you all out there have to share.

Ants, fleas, ticks: For ants I use Purification on my dogs and cat and it keeps them tick and flea proof. I rub it well into their coats. I have and American Eskimo and a Flatcoat Retriever-Newfoundland mix. These dogs have a serious undercoat. But a little goes a long way. I a couple of drops of JuvaCleanse for parasites to their water dishes and I’m set for the day.

Kennel cough comes from STRESS. So address that with the oils. Also, don’t forget Peppermint for fleas. I use it without Purification and it works great. To qualify myself, I’ve had a kennel, owned as many as 60 dogs at one time, bred and showed toy poodles and was a groomer for over 17 years.
Animal Scents Shampoo is all-natural and balances emotions. It can be put on an open gash or open wound. It cleans the wound and renders it bacteria-free with no pain. It will pull out sand and gook. Use Animal Scents Ointment for abrasions.

Parasites I have 2 large dogs, I give them each 4 drops of DiGuize in a capsule once a week for maintenance in worming. I place the capsule in a spoonful of Wysong canned food and they have no trouble with it at all. Just thought I would post FYI.

Hot Spots & Itching: I had a dog with hot spots and terrible itching and smell until I fed her a natural type diet with limited ingredients.

What are you doing to your best friend? Give a dog a bone Hold onto your leash. Pet supply mega-chains are peddling over-priced pseudo-foods that are responsible for the malnourishment of our hounds on a massive scale. Not only that, they’re intentionally steering dog owners AWAY from the natural raw foods canines really need to stay as healthy as they can be.

By now, you’re surely asking: How can this be? Aren’t those expensive, pre-packaged pet foods “scientifically formulated” and all that? Yeah, they’re scientifically formulated. In fact, the “three basic types” of dog foods (dry, semi-moist, and canned) are virtually devoid of nutrition – especially the keep-forever-and-a-day dry varieties.

But here’s the good news: Finding and feeding your dog what’s best isn’t difficult at all, and the rewards far outweigh the few minor inconveniences. As far as I’m concerned, the three basic types of foods that are best for MY dog, Silky (and every other Fido out there for that matter) are these: Raw, natural, and fresh.

That means several servings a day of uncooked meats like liver, pork, and chicken livers (chicken necks, too – they’re great) mixed in with plenty of raw eggs. Throw in a few table scraps of raw vegetables or fruits occasionally and you’ll be giving your pup a diet worthy of a show dog. Oh, and let’s not forget the VERY BEST treat for your trusty mutt: A big, raw, bone!
But the pet superstores recommend all the wrong things, in all the wrong amounts. For example, take PETCO’s web site (which disseminates the same worthless nutritional drivel as they no doubt do in their 650+ retail stores), which recommends: “Some foods must never be fed to dogs… these include raw eggs and meats, liver, bones, pork… “They even recommend that you NEVER give your dog a bona-fide bone!

What hogwash. These are the very closest things available to what dogs would eat naturally if well-meaning (but ill-informed) pet owners weren’t training them to munch down a pile of tasteless, meatless dry kibbles – the nutritional equivalent of potato chips or other junk foods – every day on the advice of RETAIL MERCHANTS.

As if that weren’t bad enough, now dogs have to submit to their owners’ dietary politics. That’s right, there are actually varieties of VEGETARIAN dog food being marketed out there… (That’s funny, since most of it is already vegetarian, derived from soy.)

I feel sorry for the poor pooches that are being force-fed this stuff – they’ll no doubt end up as stunted, obese, dull-witted, and disease-ridden as their masters surely are. Let me state this as clearly as I can – a raw and natural diet is the only way to keep your pooch thin, lean and healthy, and your vet bills the same!


Hi I don’t know if we have the same kinds of ticks, but we’re also coming into the tick season here, and I use a spray to prevent the ticks from getting on. Should also be working on fleas. Since measures are different (we use metric) I don’t know the amount, but I guess someone will know and “translate”: Boil 500 grams of dried thyme with 1 litre of water and one sliced lemon for some minutes, let it run through a coffee filter and put it on a spray bottle, leave it in the fridge. Spray the dog every day, and if you’re in “tick land” , before you go out. This is very effective on our ticks, so maybe it works for you too.

I was wondering if you were aware of diatomaceous earth “DE” for controlling pests. I have a farm and do not use pesticides and found DE to control pests very good. I get it from my local feed store (they ordered it for me) I get what is labeled as food grade though I do not add to their feed. (some recommend to though but I believe it is too high in calcium and I also do not use my animals as guinea pigs) I buy it in 50 pd. bags. I use it around my house and yard and it controls fleas, ticks, ants, roaches, etc. I also take a spoon of it and put into my animals coats. You want to be careful when applying this because you don’t want to breathe it. DE is ground up fossilized freshwater organisms…that when is ground to powder is deadly to pests in their forming stages it pierces the skin of them and they dehydrate and die. I also use it for my chickens in their dust bowls. (chickens like to take dirt baths) Just wanted to pass along the tip.

My cousin sent me a recipe for chiggers and ticks. Combine 20 drops (2 droppers) citronella, 10 drops eucalyptus, 10 drops lemongrass, 5 drops basil and 5 drops Melaleuca. Fill a 4 ounce plastic flip top bottle nearly full with water or V-6. Add 1 teaspoon of mixture. Always shake well before using. Lemongrass oil – black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitoes and ticks.

Here’s my 2 cents. The only poodle I ever had that NEVER had fleas was raised on raw hamburger. I realized that after several other dogs raised on dog food.
DOG BONE The only safe bones for your dog are raw bones, such as, Beef Neck Bones and Chicken Neck Bones. When raw, they don’t splinter.

dog food: My Golden Retriever had one of the worst cases of skin problems ever. It was called “allergies” because he broke out every spring and it took till fall for the condition to subside. Sometimes his stomach would turn purple, it got so bad. He oozed from the skin behind his elbows and all over his stomach. The vet said he was born with a weak immune system. When I finally asked about nutrition, thankfully the vet was honest. He said that there was so much information to learn in vet school, there wasn’t time to learn anything about nutrition.
From there I proceeded on my own. He loved to have the oils put on the bottom of his paws and would stand there, holding each paw in the air until it was covered. We got to raw foods and still had the problem. That’s when I called the pet nutritionist, and she asked me if he had been vaccinated. It turned out that these episodes stopped once we stopped the vaccines. Unfortunately, it took a long time to figure this out, and his health was compromised by it, but the essential oils were helpful and he looked forward to getting them.

Your dog may show interest in bones if you would rid her system of all that she’s been eating. I “inherited” a little dog that would not eat ANYTHING twice in a row-not even fried hamburger. He had been fed on the stuff that you buy at the grocery store all his life. After fasting for a few days and putting him on raw, he has turned into a little pig that will eat anything. It did take a few weeks to change him over.

I have a hard time believing that the vets don’t make money from the foods that they sell. I have read where they get a cut from Science Diet, which is the food lots of vets sell. Even if they didn’t, vets would still make money from the foods they sell, because since the foods are such poor quality your dog will have problems that will cause you to take them to the vet more often. Have you heard of the ingredients in the general run of dog food that you buy? They are made with the “4 D” meats – dead, dying, disabled and diseased. They have to heat these meats to very high temperatures in order to kill all the “bugs” in the meat. This kills all of the enzymes.

Then after they add all the grain (dogs do not need grain) and floor sweepings, as well as the bodies of euthanized dogs and cats (extra protein!) they have a food that the dogs do not want to eat. So they buy the used oils from the deep fat fryers from McDonalds, etc. and spray the food with that to make it smell good enough for the dogs to eat. Have you noticed the greasy spots that the dry dog food leaves on paper? Even when you buy a good quality kibble that is made from human grade food, it still had to be heated in order to cook the meat and form the kibble. That will kill the enzymes in the food. Dogs need enzymes just as much as humans do.
I raw feed my dogs. The little dog that I inherited no longer spends his day scratching from all the allergies that he got from the grocery store junk he had been fed. He lost weight, looks good and feels good. He plays like a puppy instead of digging at his feet and scratching his body all day. He no longer sheds hair all over the house. His coat is shiny and needs LOTS less brushing.

When the dogs ran loose on the farm and caught much of their own food and ate the leftovers from their owners table they didn’t have all of the human diseases that they do now since the vets have decided that raw feeding and table scraps are not good for your dogs. I don’t think that the dogs in the wild and on the farms built camp fires and roasted the rabbits, etc. that they caught before sitting down to eat!

Liver malignancy: One of the ladies in my group has a golden retriever that has malignancy > of the liver. The vets don’t think she will live more than a few > months. Is there anything we can do with the oils specifically to > help or heal this poor animal.

Another oiler told me of success she had with her dog using frankincense. She put drops right on dog biscuits or if the dog wouldn’t take that she put in it capsules. She based the amount on Gary Young giving 60 drops spread over 3 times in the day to an adult. Guessing that that was a 125 to 150 lb adult she estimated that a 70 lb dog would take 30 drops over the 3 times in the day (10 each time). She had healing success with this!!! I have no personal experience, but I pass this on and hope it helps.

Help with Dog’s Malignant tumor- Put the frankincense, myrrh, Tsuga into his food and if he doesn’t eat it that way put a capsule down his throat 2 times a day. This is an aggressive disease, so treat it aggressively.

Dog w/ malignant growth- Hi, I just recently lost my golden retriever, KD to a similar situation after having worked with Dr. Nancy Brandt for 1 year. During that year she guided us through various stages of cleansing and healing and helped KD live a very happy and full life. In the end it was KD’s choice not to keep fighting. She stopped eating and made herself too weak she to go on. But during that year Dr. Brandt’s advice was so valuable and so far beyond what any other “alternative” vet that I worked with knew. She understood the various stages of cleansing and how to help her advance to the next level, every step along the way. She works very closely with our precious oils and supplements from Young Living and integrates them with several healing modalities. You are also fortunate to be working with a vet who can complement her services by physically observing and working with your dog.

Good luck in your journey – I know it’s not a simple one. One of the most important lessons I learned was to be clear that your dog is choosing to continue in this life, and if he is, Dr. Brandt is well equipped to help guide you through that process.

Animals will take on our “stuff” as an act of unconditional love, so besides caring for their physical needs, we need to look at what’s going on with ourselves. Animals are very sensitive emotionally, to OUR emotions and also to the energies around them, so all things must be considered, including relationships with people around them. Here are some emotions connected to stomach problems:
Our sense of security feels threatened
Fears new ideas
Lack of affection
Condemning the success of other people
Unhappy feelings
I would make sure to get this poor puppy dog on some Royaldophilus to counteract all the antibiotics. And here’s what else: use the oils antibiotics recipes instead of putting your animals on pharmaceutical antibiotics. I do that with my dogs all the time and they heal faster. Just some thoughts that I really hope will help. Good luck, God bless.

Older dogs We have 4 older adult dogs, three are 12 years old one in 15 years old they have been getting one capsule each of Sulfurzyme daily in their dog food. Until I ran out of the Sulfurzmye I forgot to reorder it. Within 2 weeks my German Sherpard was limping, she was having trouble with her hips and front legs. She was in a lot of pain and I planned to take her to the Vet when my Sulferzyme came in. Within a few days she was back to her old self. I always wondered if the Sulferzyme helped their bones and muscles, now I know for sure it does. It is a know fact that German Shepards have hip displasia as they get older. I gave my dog relief and saved a vet bill. When she was limping badly I put Pan Away or Wintergreen on her paws this helped ease her pain.

Fleas and Purification While I haven’t used Purification for fleas, I have had TOTAL success with putting Peppermint Oil (probably at least 8 drops) in a spray bottle and spraying my dogs daily during flea season — not ONE flea in years. Be sure that you use a GLASS spray bottle (can be hard to find but usually see them at health food stores). This is important as I understand it as the oils can “eat into” plastic and you would then be contaminating the oils with the chemicals/toxins used in producing plastic (Dr. Young has avoid this problem with the special type of plastic in the Young Living line). Happy NO FLEA Season!

Herbs: garlic, mullein, vid E, lavender, yarrow, oregon grape, golenseal, licorice (you can make a poultice, tincture, ointment, or put on food).
Flower essences: crab apple (can not over-dose a dog on flower essences, I’d recommend putting a full dropper into the dogs mouth everyday, on the dogs food, or on the inside of the tips of the ears and the brain stem area, really anywhere on the body).
Essential oils: thieves, nutmeg, digize, anise, clove, fennel, hyssop, purification, longevity, melaleuca, mountain savory, oregano, tangerine, tarragon, thyme (can blend with v-6, massage oil, or cream, such as animals scents ointment, and rub on belly or infected areas). RDT!
Supplements: parafree, cleansing trio

Herbs: hawthorn, digestive enzymes, probiotic, black walnut hull, ecinachia, goldenseal
Flower essences: crabapple
Essential oils: aromalife(rub on heart area), thieves, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rose, rosemary, (& same as above), RDT!
Supplements: HRT, byj, cardiacare, sulferzyme, powermeeal, mineral essence, parafree, cleansing trio

-Flee/tick/mosquito repellant-
In a dark spray bottle blend any hydrosol or purified water with essential oils of pine, cedarwood, idahotansy, lavender, sage, peppermint, citrus, orange, lemmon, citronilla, lemongrass, purification, thieves, and/or melrose (or rosemary and melalucea). Shake well before each use (spray whole body of dog each day).

I have camped in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and had great success with Geranium to repel ticks and chiggers. I literally doused myself twice a day in the oil. I also find the most relief from itchy mosquito bites here in Japan from Peppermint oil.

Puppies with Reverse Sneeze & Kennel Cough
That reverse sneeze is when the flap in the throat flip flops around and lays
reversed, it gets irritated and makes them do that sneezing. The more it happens the more it gets irritated the more the sneeze. Your are doing right by what you are doing, give thieves in the capsule, and you need an oil that is anti inflammatory, peppermint comes to mind but check the EDOR. Thieves will take care of the kennel cough.

I’m looking for testimonials on BLM. Does anyone have any good experiences they’re willing to share?

My dog gets one every day. No longer has joint or hip problems and can again jump into my truck.

Licking & chewing legs: We have a 12-year-old labradoodle (lab/standard poodle mix).
When he as 6 – 7 years old, he started licking and chewing his legs till the fur disappeared. At a workshop with Sara Kenney, she suggested his legs were
hurting and advised us to give him Sulfurzyme, Super C and Essentialzyme on his
food. He immediately stopped the licking/chewing. Although your dog is a lot
younger, just wanted to give you this information in case it would help. (We
now also give him Juvatone as well).
“There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise …” —
Proverbs 21:20

Anal glands The reason the anal glands got infected in the first place, is probably due to them not being expressed enough. If they are not expressed often, then they get impacted & then infected. Nature’s way of expressing them is during their bowel movements. They need to have a firm poop to help express the anal glands on a regular basis. Your darling doggie may need a diet change! As for treating the infection, I would use lavender & Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) (sorry about the spelling!) in a base of Olive oil…at a very low dilution as you would an elderly person as pets cannot handle the doses we can. I would syringe the mix as you have been doing…just my thoughts :) From 1 dog owner to another :).

My mini schnuazer has infected anal sacs, she gnaws at her rear all
day. The vet gave anitbiotics,which only gave her diarreha. So Im
rubbing golednrod outside the area and injected with bulb syringe
oilve oil with a few drops of thieves. Im trying to get her to eat,
parafree, di-guize and sulfurzyme but she does not like it!! If anyone
has any suggestions for treatment and getting her to eat the the
stuff, THANKS!!!

More on fleas:
My best friend has a Dalmation, and Pongo was crawling with fleas, though he has a bath several times a day. (I intend to give them some Animal Scents Shampoo, that should help.)
However, one day when I was visiting and had just given my friend a Raindrop,
Pongo was scratching so much that I pulled out my Peppermint and dropped a few
drops along his spine. He sat down and seemed to enjoy the experience, and I
began stroking his fur. To my amazement, I found numerous fleas, no longer
crawling or hopping, coming to the surface. They appeared dead. I dropped a
few more drops on him, and watched closely, to see only that the fleas were
coming off of him in a hurry.

I imagine you could mix a little Peppermint in a good soap and lather up a dog
well to repel the fleas. I would use it in smaller amounts on cats, as it has
been my experience with several cats that they don’t care for Peppermint.
I hope this is of use to you!

Tell your friend after the fleas leave add a drop of
Peppermint to the dog’s water and the fleas will not return.

I mix the Animal Scents shampoo – complete – with additional solution of
50/50 Dr. Bronners peppermint soap.
It works wonderfully! The animals smell wonderful! I know that the Animal
Oilment and Shampoo is a must have for my Austrian Shepard…his skin is
very sensitive – I also use this shampoo blend on my cats. I am thrilled
with the animal products!

Ear cleaner: I make a dog ear cleaner for my dogs and my dog clients. It has helped with yeast and other types of ear infections, general cleaning, and even ear
mites. Apply to a cottonball and rub gently in ears/ear canal-just don’t “drip” it down the dog’s ear canal. Make sure to store in a dark bottle, light will effect the therauputic value of the oils.
Recipe for animal ear cleaner:
1 cup organic aloe juice
1 cup witch hazel
3 tbls organic apple cider vinegar
5 drops therapeutic grade lavender essential oil
10 drops therapeutic grade purification essential oil
10 drops therapeutic grade melrose essential oil(or 3 drops of rosemary and 7 drops of melaleuca)

Recipe for flea/tick/mosquito repellant:
(place in spray bottle and spray each evening during the season of bugs)
12 oz of hydrosol of any kind (lavender, peppermint, or Idaho Tansy are recommended, but purified water maybe used if the essential waters/hydrosols are not available)
10 drops each (or just a few) of these therapeutic essential oils: melaleuca & rosemary (or melrose), citronella, idaho tansy, eucalyptus, lemongrass,
pine, sage, cedarwood, orange, lemon, peppermint, lavender, thieves, and/or purification.

Diarrhea: I use DiGize on my doggies’ bellies and they stop diarrhea and throwing up quickly! It makes them salivate and their breath smells like the oil! It also keeps off the fleas! Love up the Pups!
And so many more testimonials:

There is a dog where my husband parks his truck. It is 15 years old, full of arthritis, cancer, almost blind and deaf. Sounds like a lost cause, but not when it comes to oils. We talked the owner into getting PanAway, Wintergreen and Peppermint. We applied 3 drops of PanAway, 2 drops of Wintergreen and 2 drops of Peppermint in a teaspoon of organic extra virgin olive oil. I dropped some of the oil along the lower spine, put some in my hand and rubbed both knees. The remainder of the oil on my hands I rubbed her whole back. I saw her after 2 hours and she was trotting around the parking lot and did not seem so stiff and sore. If nothing else, it allows some kind of relief from pain and enjoyable last days. I told the owner to apply in the morning and at night. Hope this helps.

Our dog Happy’s feet got so sore. She was almost crawling because they hurt her so bad. Blaine put Lavender in the palm of his hand and rubbed her feet with the oil. The next morning she was walking normal and didn’t limp the rest of the trip.
Now for the ringworm problem. My daughter had the same problem and this is what I made up and put on her ringworm. 3 drops Melaleuca, 2 drops Spearmint and 1 drop Peppermint in ¼ ounce of V-6. They vacated in three days.

I’ve learned that a dog scratching, licking its front feet or dragging its behind is an indication of allergies. Maybe if your friend got her dog on SulfurZyme and VitaGreen, and tried some RC, Lavender and/or Valor on the dog’s feet she may find some relief. Good luck.

I came across this problem with a friend’s dog. We put a few drops of Patchouli Oil in a glass spray bottle with distilled water and would spritz the dog’s feet and tummy where it was scratching. Almost immediately the dog stopped chewing and scratching. Before we did this, the dog had raw feet from chewing, now it is completely free of this problem. We continue to spritz this solution on after going outside just to be on top of it. Good luck

Just adding my 2 cents to this thread. In order to give dogs and cats YLEO supplements it is easier if you mix the powder (open caps or powder form) with plain yogurt. Got this tip from to people who treat animals in NY state (Animal tx Meeting Jeff Lewis in Saddle brook NJ 9/19/02).
Average size dog – for treating arthritis like conditions or allergies with SulfurZyme (mix 10 caps opened or 2 tablespoons powder into plain yogurt twice a day. Once in a.m. and again in p.m. feeding). Adjust for the size and weight of the animal. This one is for average sized dog about 100 pounds in weight.

You had asked what someone used Oregano for in their dog and I don’t know if they got back to you or not, but I can tell you my little experience. My dog has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Within a week of the diagnosis, his eyes got terribly swollen and gooey and seemed very sore. He wouldn’t open them, or couldn’t. I took him to the vet who naturally prescribed antibiotics. I naturally threw them in a drawer when I got home and began making my own antibiotics with the YL oils formula. 10 drops Lemon Oil, 8 drops Mountain Savory and 3 drops Oregano. I put this into veggie capsule. I started giving it to him three times a day. The vet figured the eye problem would clear up within a week or so. After two YL pills his eyes were clear of the goop and he was opening them again. I kept him on them for a week to be sure, and he’s had no further problem. I didn’t want pharmaceutical antibiotics causing him worse problems in his struggling little body. I trusted it would work because I take them myself when I feel something icky coming on. I nearly died last year because of antibiotics, so I’m very, very careful now. I hope this gives you some insight.

I have also put my newly diabetic dog on Coral Calcium at your suggestion and his blood sugar is finally starting to level out. Thank you very much!

My snake bitten dog found out what that black and white thing with the tail in the air was. And we were thirty miles from my oils. I am not accustomed to driving in the rain with all of the windows open. I mixed two ounces of distilled water with fifteen drops of Peppermint and five drops of Lemon. Sprayed it all over Lily and to my amazement the skunk odor was masked in a matter of minutes. I sprayed her again about four hours later and this A.M. there is only a slight hint of the skunk remaining.

I am working with a dog that has bone cancer and it has gone through the bone in her leg. She is 15 years old and the owners have seen this before as they are breeders and in the past the dogs that have gotten to the point where the leg “Blows-Up” and is very swollen and of no use, after x-rays and diagnosis the dog passes away shortly thereafter. However, we put Frankincense on the swollen area. Sometimes Melrose, Purification, Believe, (I always pendulum test so I know what to put on) and the dog continues to do well and they see improvement and are amazed that the dog is still alive. With a younger dog, I would probably give the dog Longevity caps too, maybe 1 a day if it were mine. But I have also had a dog myself that was in an accident and a front leg had to be amputated and he did beautifully without it. So the choice is theirs!

I would recommend Geranium (for dog that was bitten on ear). It’s high in the properties needed to fight this infection.

You would do well to use the Purification on the infection site in the morning using a few drops and then using the Lavender in the evening again. 2-3 drops should be enough. Best wishes for your dog’s speedy recovery. Sara

I have a 13+ year old dog whose legs and whole body just don’t support him very well any more. He gets a variety of supplements, good diet, etc. I gave him Mineral Essential in the refrigerated Soy Dream brand soy milk – he liked it! His eyes seemed a tad brighter after a bit. Within a couple of days he looked younger, maybe a bit sturdier. Definitely an improvement!

The previous toothpaste used on my dogs was any pet store kind, you know, the ones with the chicken flavor. Teddy-Bear (7) Indy (3) loved the flavor but it didn’t appear to be helping, in fact, they developed more plaque even after brushing every day. Last March I attended a pet show in the Chicago area. A Young Living rep was there to talk about the oils. As the people were waiting for her enter the room, the previous demonstration was still going on with a man and his dog on how to use massage to relax your animal. The room was very hot and the poor dog was panting. I noticed his teeth were pearly white and shining. I was waiting for him to finish to ask what he uses. When he got done everyone approached him with the same question, just as he was about to answer, the Young Living rep walked in. She told us the dog has beautiful teeth from using DentaRome. She said it can be applied simply with your finger. I purchased DentaRome Plus at the show, have used it religiously since then. In my opinion, a toothbrush is harsh on the dogs’ gums. I alternate between my finger and rubber finger brush. Teddy- Bear had more plaque so she gets a brushing every day. Indy gets a brushing every other day. I place a small amount at a time, repeat until all teeth are covered and then massage it gently. If I use too much they swallow most of it and less gets on teeth. They still don’t like the taste, but they truly enjoy the massaging part. My dogs weigh 43 and 56 pounds. I hope I shed some light your way. Eternal Love and Light!

My dog had a bad infection in his eyes (diabetes related) and the vet prescribed antibiotics. I threw it away and started making the EO antibiotic capsules. 10 drops Lemon, 8 drops Mountain Savory and 3 drops Oregano. His extremely red eyes were white again the next day. I’ve also used that recipe for hot spots that now get infected because of the diabetes. It works really great as long as he doesn’t bite into one! Hoowee are they HOT!

I know Frankincense is supposed to be very anti-tumoral. In fact I have a dog who had a tumor in her lungs and wasn’t supposed to live more than two months and I fed her 20 drops of Frankincense a day and two months later her lung x-rays were completely clear.

A friend has had great success with Frankincense and ledum, just applying it topically on a dog with tumors.

We have a dog that has been having seizures for years. Healthy as a horse otherwise! We were told by the vet that they were epileptic seizures. They said there is a medicine they could give him, but they don’t usually do it until the seizures get worse (longer in duration and more often) than what our dog’s are.

I’ve tested and used many of the oils on him. The ones that seem to work the best are Valor and Sandalwood. As soon as he goes into one of them I will grab the Valor or Sandalwood (I usually test him first) and put it on the bottom of his pads, the bottom tips of his ears and the crown and down between the eyes. He seems to have shorter and less intense seizures once I put it on.

We have friends who found that putting Lavender on the dog’s ears helped her seizures – at least they were shorter and less intense. I don’t think they used it as a preventative, which is what I would do on my dog. Best wishes

Nancy Brandt, DVM, is a vet who does telephone consultations regarding the use of Young Living Essential Oils and she uses them in her holistic animal practice that is based in Nevada. I have attended one of her workshops in Portland, Oregon and did a consultation with her to help our Poodle, Chipper deal with a skin condition that cleared beautifully after following her recommendations. The telephone number for her office is 702-617-3285.
In her seminar, Dr. Brandt mentioned that cats are very sensitive to the oils so they need to be diluted. I introduced the YL essential oils to a holistic vet, Cindy Maro, who was delighted with them and is now using them both personally and in her practice with animals. She uses them with cats as well as dogs.

Our 17 year old Beagle, Veronica, whom I’ve written about before is sleeping 85 percent of the time these days. And when she’s not, she’s standing and staring vacantly. Yesterday morning, she was standing and staring and then I saw her head jiggle a couple of times and she fell over. I think she had a mini-stroke. I grabbed the Peace and Calming because it was the nearest oil available and applied it to her spine and her ears. Before my very eyes, her breathing slowed and deepened, whereas before it was erratic and shallow. She became as far as I could tell comfortable and without pain. She slept and then got up and was lucid enough to make it to her food dish, which she had no interest in before.
This is such an amazing process that she is under going. She has so much dignity through the suffering. I am so grateful for the oils. If I did not have them to share with her during this time, I know I would be a basket case and not helping her at all.
She’s really at a point that you know in your heart a vet isn’t going to help, but will likely hurt. She has entered a realm, a process and as a result, she is my teacher. I am grateful to her and the oils. To be able to administer to her is an honor and a blessing. Today she is much the same, although she has actually eaten breakfast.

I used Purification and mixing oil on a cotton gauze to clean my dogs ears, then a drop of Lemongrass around the ear once a week. So far, it has worked. Also a little of each between the shoulders has kept the fleas away.

I too use oils on my pets, for arthritis on my son’s large dog. She had a hot spot at one time and she was rubbing it raw. I used Frankincense and a mixture in the ODR for her 3 times a day. It worked wonderfully and she actually came to me when I had the oils out. I thought it would have been the opposite. But I had no problem. The hot spot hasn’t returned and she is going up stairs much easier. They’re our children and it’s just awesome that we can help God’s loving creatures.
I also used the Peppermint that someone mentioned a while back to rid and repel fleas. I have the woods for my back yard and it can’t be helped, but to have those hitchhikers jumping on my dogs to get a ride. So far I haven’t had a fight again indoors, although there are a lot of cats that hang around and they are carriers. Has anyone had any experience ridding these pests and their friends using a mixture of ??? oil diluted with (maybe) vegetable oil and sprayed outdoors? I’m sure this process would need to be repeated many times but I do not want to use chemicals. Thank you.

Oils that work for humans usually work for animals also, but you must tailor your treatment according to the size of the animal (horse uses more oil per treatment than say a bird). Peace and Calming applied to the pads of the rear paws. Use one drop per paw. Put into palm of your own dominant hand, rub your three opposite hand fingers into the oil clockwise at least 3 times to increase the oil frequency, then apply the oil to the pads of the hind paws. Do as often as necessary. Usually one treatment works wonders for hyper dogs. Works on kids, too, no kidding. Blessings

I know how devastating that situation can be. One of our dogs snuck out three weeks ago this coming Sunday and was hit by a car. When my husband brought her in, I thought she might have a broken leg. However, she let me feel all over her legs and back without any reaction. The first thing I did was put Trauma Life on her ears. Then I probably put on PanAway and Helichrysum. I did Reiki on her and Tellington T circles. I put Valor along her spine.
I hadn’t turned her over right and when I saw her underside, it was RED and bruised. So out came the Helichrysum all over her underside. I was concerned then about what internal damage there might be. When she emptied her bladder and it was red, I panicked and thought it was strictly blood (later I realized it was just blood in the urine which stopped after two times). Since it was Sunday, no vet’s office was open. We had to take her 25 miles to the pet emergency clinic where they examined her (sort of). The vet wanted to know what that smell was (EO’s). “My, they’re strong.” Actually when we declined to have her admitted for observation (for about $900), the vet wanted us to leave here to be put down. We couldn’t do that since we had no idea how extensively she was hurt and how much was shock and felt she needed to be in familiar surroundings with lots of love and YL products.
The vet told me to take her to her regular vet on Monday. I continued to use a lot of oils – Geranium, Helichrysum, PanAway, Valor, Cypress, Myrrh, Birch (some of my precious store), Aroma Life, Tender Tush with oils, some recipes from the EODR as well as coconut oil. I would hold an oil bottle and ask silently if I should use that oil. If my body leaned forward, the answer was yes and if I went backwards, it was no – a simple form of muscle testing.)

When her vet and his assistant saw her underside Monday afternoon they both gasped. Personally, I’d never seen anything so red and bruised – but no broken skin. He said she had been run over. He did a rectal exam then and said her pelvis was broken and that a pelvis always breaks in two places. This was why her hind legs kept spreading sideways. He said we’d have to keep her confined to a very small space for 6 weeks.

Well, it’s been less than 3 weeks so far and she is doing so well! She walks with just a slight limp. This evening she was running – sort of at an angle. She wants to accompany me on my farm chores each morning and is not happy when I won’t let her. As far as we can tell, all her insides are functioning properly. Within 2 weeks all the redness was gone and almost all the visible bruising. She can’t scratch herself yet so is not completely healed. She seems to know what she can and cannot do. It’s been an education for us to watch her progress from just lying there to where she is today.

I continue to use the oils and her food includes Power Meal, VitaGreen, SulfurZyme, Mineral Essence, A, D and E and powdered Vitamin C. If I were you, Terry, I’d look in the EODR and use oils for bones, muscles, circulation, nerves, etc. Good luck!

P.S. Wanted to clarify my comment about using “a lot of oils”. I didn’t use ALL those in the next 24 hours before she saw her vet. Those were the oils I’ve used over the past three weeks, some more than others.

My dog, Regal, who is a beautiful but very old Brittany Spaniel, loves Peace and Calming. I too, am old and when I get home at night I am always full of aches and pains. I sit down on the couch after supper and feeding him and get out my oils. He always comes for his Peace and Calming. I have offered him Lavender, but he wants the Peace and Calming. I put it on his footpads or on his bald part of his tummy. He will always go for my finger and lick it off after I have put it on him. Then he lies down and goes to sleep.

My friend’s dog was having the same problem with her eyes – no tears and very dry. Lavender rubbed on the bridge of the nose opens the tear ducts and causes moisture to form. My friend did it for a couple of months and now they are fine.

I have had good luck with Lavender and/or Peace and Calming on the areas between the pads on the paw. I have used it on dogs with barking problems and chasing tail issues.

Our dog gets very upset when it storms and we use Peace and Calming. I put it on the pads of her feet or wet my finger and brush it across her nose. This helps her calm down. Have a great day, Pat

I work with dogs and horses a lot! If Roca were mine I would use 5 drops of Melrose and 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil or V6 and suck this mixture up in a 3cc syringe (no needle of course). Apply a bit of Rose Ointment to the tip and insert it in the rectum, squeeze in mixture and have dog stay in a crate or contained so that she is lying down for a while. I would do this once a day for 5 days. I did something similar with a dog that was shot in the rear end with a pellet gun at close range and it made quite a deep internal wound, traveling at least 4 inches in, right next to the rectum. I squirted a mixture directly into the hole from the wound and it healed beautifully with no infection. I have also done the rectal implants for dogs with Lymphoma.

I got my Shepherd off Prednisone with Evening Primrose Oil, raw egg and fatty acids. The EPO must be in the presence of protein. For the oils, rub Melrose on the bottom of his feet.

My dog, Kelsey, had kidney disease for about 4 years before he died this year at almost 15 years of age. One thing that will be helpful is to join the K9Kidney group (it’s a Yahoo group – you should be able to find it by doing a search for K9Kidney). They have a great deal of information that will help your friend’s dog beyond the prescription food and fluids their vet recommended.

I did a consult with Dr. Brandt, a vet who uses essential oils in her practice. She recommended Inspiration, Lemongrass and Juniper, and Wintergreen and Cypress mixed with V6 oil for muscle weakness. I have Kelsey’s whole regime at home. I will bring it in to work tomorrow and post it then. We used a holistic vet, an allopathic vet, a homeopathic vet and various other healing modalities along with the oils so it’s pretty extensive. But I firmly believe it extended his life by years (he was diagnosed at a little bit past 10 years of age) and that it also made his life more comfortable. Blessings

This is what Dr. Brandt recommended for my Siberian Husky, Kelsey, who had kidney disease. K and B tincture – ½ dropper daily, Rhemogen tincture – ½ dropper once daily (he HATED those so she said it was okay to follow with a treat as an incentive.

Oils: – 1st – Inspiration on the kidney area, 2nd – Endo Flex on the kidney area (which is on the back behind the ribcage on either side). She suggested mixing these with V6 oil (I don’t have the number of drops of oils written down) and applying 4 drops of the mixture on each kidney for both the Inspiration and the Endo Flex. I had trouble with this part – the V6 oil would make his coat gummy, so I’d just put one drop in my hand, rub my hands together and then put them over the kidney area – the oils will absorb through the hair into the skin. Or sometimes I’d just diffuse it in the area where he slept. Then put a warm, wet washcloth on top of the kidney area. Di-Tone on his stomach (digestive upset is big with kidney dogs). Peppermint – fill a 15 ml bottle with V6, add 20 drops of Peppermint, rub on gums to settle his stomach. For weakness in his back legs – 15 ml bottle filled with V6 and in this order add 15 drops Wintergreen, 15 drops Cypress, 15 drops Lemongrass. Apply 5 – 10 drops to back pelvic area in between where the hip bones poke up. Place warm wet washcloth over area. Young Living supplements we used are Super B, VitaGreen (end of Dr. Brandt’s recommendations for Kelsey). There is a school of thought that teaches that disease is manifested from our thoughts, feelings, etc. Fear is believed to manifest itself in the kidneys. Because of this, I used White Angelica and Valor for him as well. I also used the flower essence Mimulus (fear of known things). Apricot flower essence is also very supportive of kidney ailments.

I think my dog has minor arthritis pain from time to time. In the Young Living video for pets, it talked about dogs chewing their legs when they have arthritis. I apply Ortho Ease to Emma, my dog, whenever she starts chewing her leg. It usually lasts a few weeks before I have to reapply because she’s chewing her little leg off or I notice redness. I know in the video the owners used what usually works for people, so you may want to check out arthritis in the EODR and there’s a separate pet section in it, too.

Although no one responded to my request about the lymph pump on a dog, I just have to let you all know. The vet said she had an “over acid” condition. She did not eat for almost 3 weeks. Knowing we were losing her, we thought we had nothing to lose. I gave her a Raindrop! She loved it! She ate about 4 bites afterward. 5 days later, another Raindrop. She ate a little and drank some chicken soup. At this point we are all very concerned. 5 days later, another Raindrop. She slept sooo soundly. Next morning, she is eating everything! The owners were so relieved they even gave her roast beef sandwiches, home chicken stew and all kinds of dog foods. And she is still going. And yes, we did start slowly, but she is sooo caught up in her eating! Isn’t this great? Anyway, I did not charge anything. I would like to know what would be an average price for a Raindrop, person or animal? If this is not okay for this group, could you send me an e-mail about what guidelines to use when trying to determine a cost? How does one go about getting certified to do Raindrops? Enough questions.

My German Shepherd had a wart on her back similar to the one you describe. I put a drop of Melrose on it once a day. It took about 2 weeks, but it gradually began to dissolve and is now just a tiny bump. I don’t know that I’d put it on her eyelid, though.

My dog got a wart on his eye. The vet said it was a flat wart and to leave it alone and it would fall off. After one year it grew 300% and looked like a volcano coming out of his eye. I made a mist with Purification and would spray it over his head every few days. He would close his eyes when he saw it coming, but never seemed to mind it too much. It turned black and fell off last week. He only had one though, not a lot of them.

We have a dog that is chewing the furniture. We bought the Mineral Essence, but don’t know how much to use. Any suggestions? I don’t have the bottle to look at directions.

I always treat animals like small humans – in doses according to size. Sometimes pets, even big ones, don’t seem to need as much as humans of equivalent size. So it depends on the size of the dog. For a medium dog, I’d be looking at ½ dropper or so, bigger dog, full dropper.

Again, thanks for all the beautiful support in the loss of Veronica, our Beagle. Some folks have asked about oils used during this time of transition. So I thought I would share with everyone. Before things became really challenging this past year, I’d give her mini Raindrop techniques with the oils along her spine maybe once a month. This past year, it would be once every week or two weeks. I know the oils added years to her 17-year life. When the seizures began happening about four days before we had to let her go, I grabbed Frankincense, Sandalwood, Aroma Siez, Peace and Calming, Clove, Lavender, Trauma Life and Valor. Of all the oils, which I received plenty of experience using over those last few days, I saw her calm more quickly with the Trauma Life and Valor than any of the other oils.

The morning of her death, I gave her a bath in Harmony Oil and laid her down with the empty bottle near her nose. She slept so peacefully for hours and in fact, all day she was really calm, although she couldn’t walk. I took her outside to get some nature to fill her senses and she did really well. I actually felt hopeful or was completely in denial. I’m still not sure which. But, then that night around 1, when the seizures began happening again, they appeared more mild than the ones experienced over the weekend. It was almost more like a nervous tick, but the tick kept ticking and wouldn’t stop. And nothing seemed to calm her. Finally, she began crying and it became obvious what we had to do. I find it curious that at the house, none of the oils seemed to calm her. Yet, when we got her to the vet and I pulled out the White Angelica, she seemed to completely release. When I anointed her with the Cypress, upon her passing, I literally just put the oil in my hands and rubbed it over her entire furry little body. It all seems surreal, now. I try to imagine going through all of this with no oils. What if all I had and all I believed in was the pill medication prescribed for her, which wasn’t doing much for her seizures anyway. I am profoundly grateful for these oils. While I’m sure her angels were there assisting her, I am grateful Veronica could pass from this life to the next with something ethereally and spiritually embracing her. We were all embraced and strengthened, even the vet and, in my mind and heart, the aroma of Cypress is something that will tie us together between our worlds. Hoping this is of essence to you. Visions and blessings always!

Use good old Lavender on top of the head and have them smell the Lavender on your hands. Lavender works on every dog we have had to calm down. (Fear of thunderstorms, etc)!

Oh boy, do I know about dog allergies. My Golden mutilates herself and after testing, she is even allergic to me! I did ask for help from the group and GOT it! I feed her a duck and potato dog food and SulfurZyme. I started this last year and this year she has had NO outbreak at all! When she did break out last year I treated her mutilation spots with Lavender on her paws and on her hot spots. The Lavender seemed to calm her down and did not mutilate as bad. When she saw me coming with the bottle, she would just roll over and let me put the oils on her. She loved it. I do stress the SulfurZyme. It really works! Good luck and if you have any other questions, just e-mail me!

The best way to choose an oil for an animal is to let the animal choose. Any oil that they will smell or lick from your hand, that is the oil you can use on the animal. I would try RC. I used to use an antihistamine, and learned that putting RC on my tongue decongested me instantly! This is really a fabulous oil and is also great for people using nebulizers for asthma. RC responds 1,000 times better for control of asthma. The same rule applies to all mammals. We all know what is right for us. If we listen, the body tells all.

I use the oils religiously on my dog. He loves Peace and Calming (helps with anxiety. He has a tendency to tremble noticeably when he’s upset or scared). He’s been injured several times running through the woods, etc., so I’ve put Helichrysum (he’s worth it!) and Roman Chamomile on large gaping wounds with good results. He cut his leg open so badly a few months ago that he needed 2 surgeries to put it back together. I’ve also used the Roman Chamomile on his nose (he ran smack into a wire fence, thinking he could fit through the holes to get in, which he could when he was smaller – to play with the other dogs inside) which makes him sneeze, but is helping the cuts. Both the Roman Chamomile and Helichrysum are mentioned for skin regeneration in the EODR, and he seems to be doing well.

I’ve also had good results with a friend’s dog who’s allergic to leaves (and always rolls in them in the fall) by putting Lavender on her back. That’s quite good for allergies, which can cause itching so it might help your dog, too. If my dog started itching so that he was biting and scratching himself uncontrollably, I’d start with Lavender and Peace and Calming. Roman Chamomile is another one I’d probably pick to help heal the skin, because it’s probably raw from being scratched so much.

I’ve never had a problem with directly applying the oils on my puppy and Orion (who’s generally a happy, loving dog anyway) always wags his tail, smiles and rubs up against me after I’ve put the oils on him just a bit more than normal. Hope this helps from one dog lover to the next!

One of my dogs would drink all my oils if he could get the lids off! The other one turns his head when I get them out, but tolerates them. I have slathered them with oils when they’ve been sick or had hot spots and they’ve had no adverse reactions. For your dog’s leg discomfort and strength, I have put Power Meal and WheyFit in their food and they LOVE it. I also give them SulfurZyme. These really seem to help them and it’s good for their coats as well as their sweet little bodies. Pump all that good YL stuff into and onto them!

The best thing ever for a dog that is itchy is the SulfurZyme! My dog had contact allergies, especially in the summer – licking, chewing, the hair on her legs and body was disappearing with all the scratching. As soon as I started her on the SulfurZyme, it all stopped and now she’s so much happier.

My friend put Valor on our friend’s dog that was about to pass over to the next life, and was shaking and upset. Within moments the dog was peaceful. The owner was amazed. It was like her dog had gained the strength to make the journey. Blessed be.

I have a dog that is, for lack of a better way to say it, having what looks like very painful urination.

Lavender is the magic bullet. Put 3 or 4 drops in your palm for each of her feet. If he will let you, have him inhale the odor from your palms. Give it a week or more and see how it goes. My first thought was that something, possibly prostate, was swollen and stopping the flow. Try Myrrh, it decongests the prostate. Same way. I don’t think it would hurt to layer them so long as you’re on the bottom of his feet.

I believe it is in the PDR. You can apply the same oils on a dog as you would use for a human problem. There is also a chapter on animals that may also give you guidance as to what oils to apply and where. K and B, Frankincense and Lavender may be helpful. Hope this helps.

This may have already been answered but I will give it a perfunctory stab. Juniper Oil supports the health of the urinary tract. K and B tincture dropped in your dog’s water couldn’t hurt either. These two, or either one alone, far surpasses any sulfa drug that may be given as far as supporting the entire urinary tract. Anyway take him or her to the vet if you feel the need. I am no doctor, no vet, no anything.

This may not be quite what you were looking for, but I have successfully used Power Meal to bring my dog back to health. She suddenly contracted vestibular disease (head tilted to one side, eyes spinning in the sockets and too dizzy to be able to stand up). We had to carry her out to do her duty and she weighs more than I do, so it was quite the task. The vet had given her the various drugs that they prescribe for this condition, but nothing was helping. We were told she would be up and about within a week. NOT! I began feeding her Power Meal on a whim and I swear, within 5 minutes she got up and gingerly walked over to the water bowl, then went outside (down three steps) all by herself. I kept up with the Power Meal and she was her old self within just a few days! Amazing goods we have here!

My brother and sister-in-law have a dog that was so arthritic that she was doing virtually nothing but eating and sleeping. It was hard for them to see this because she had always been so active and lively. They started putting SulfurZyme in her food and within two days, she became just like her old self, running and jumping, playing with their other dog. They could not believe their eyes and neither could I when I saw her.

I just wanted to pass along a testimony for the people out there who are owned by dogs. I have a 2 year old retired racing greyhound, named Gryffin. Last Saturday, we took him to a fenced in dog park, where he could let off some steam. He ran and ran and ran like the wind. He flew around the dog park. Me being the worry-wart Mom, kept calling to him to slow down. It had rained the night before and the grass was still a bit damp and I was afraid he’d wipe out. Sure enough he starts running in a curve so he can come back to us, and his back end slipped a wee bit. But he caught himself and kept on going without hesitation.

Later that night, about 4 or 5 hours later, we were all vegging out at home when he tried to get up off the couch. He yelped out and lay back down. We rushed over to him as he was whimpering still. He could not stand up. A few second later he did stand up but whimpered all the while, giving me those big baby eyes, coming to me for cuddles. I made him a mixture of Lavender, Tangerine and Wintergreen in a base of pure extra virgin organic olive oil. It didn’t help.

The next morning we awoke to him screaming from the living room. Literally screaming, it was awful, it broke my heart. He couldn’t even pick his back end up a little bit. He was “stuck”. He was depressed and his back end gave him extreme pain to the lightest touch. I called the vet and we were able to get in for an emergency spot. We finally got him to stand. I massaged some Ortho Sport into his back end (hips, thighs and legs) and off we went to the vet, which was about 40 minutes away. When we got there, he leaped out of the car with ease, ran into the office and trotted around to say hi to everyone. Far from the gimpy, depressed Gryffin, from only a half-hour earlier. Sure enough, he had little pain once we got into the vet. The vet said she thought it was a pulled muscle (as did I, hence the Ortho Sport). And he was fine the rest of the day. Stiff, but no more screams. Hope this helps somebody in the future.

I fed him fresh meat for months.. no difference. Got a chicken quarter sitting at home that’s going to be his very soon. As for the supplement… LOL.. got to use it up somewhere. It turned out to be 5 lbs. !!!!! I thought the “bits” were going to be like treats.. NOPE.. it’s 5 lbs of granular.. brewer’s yeast, selenium, fatty acids and the like!!! At 1/2 Tblsp. per day ..
I’m giving some away to the daughter in law/son’s dog tonight. Meant to before but they didn’t remind me. The Chow can have it for her alopecia or skin loss. Apparently the grooming must have set her off. Why the body clipped this dog I’ll never know. I think long haired dogs need their long hair. Always did. We’re going to introduce her to a few oils and see what she goes for.

Drugs or chemicals, not really. I’ve been using oils on him for about a year now. Lemongrass he seems to like the best if one would say he has a favorite. Wintergreen might be his next favorite. Peace and Calming,(never seemed to peace and calm) Valor, all those. Release, peppermint and on and on.. he’s very on and off about most of them. Generally off. Lemongrass is on he does take very well though. I put drop on him for fleas, etc. and so on every now and then.

You guys are giving me some good ideas though. Come to think of it.. Rowdy does have some digestive problems in that he can throw up his food every now and then. Doesn’t seem to be a key trigger point on that one. Perhaps the digestive enzyme will help.

How to Use Oils for Pest Control
As YLEO distributors, we don’t need poisons to kill pests. We can repel them and even sometimes kill them, with substances that are not only harmless to us but are actually healthful to us. Here is a list of oils that will solve most of your pest problems around the house. And how do you use them? One way is to get a pistol-grip squirt bottle. Mix a few drops of the oil with some water, shake it up and start firing. If you have bugs on your plants, like aphids on your roses, you can squirt the leaves and drive the bugs away with no harm to your plant. You can do the same with the other pests. As for ants, you can smear a line of Peppermint or Spearmint across your kitchen counter or floor and the ants won’t cross it. If you already have a line of ants invading your house, just draw a line of oil across them and they will turn back. It is fun to watch. And as for flies, you can knock them dead right out of the air with one shot from your pistol grip.

Specific Oils for Specific Insects – Ants – Peppermint and Spearmint.
Aphids -Cedarwood, Hyssop, Peppermint and Spearmint.
Beetles – Peppermint and Thyme.
Caterpillars – Spearmint and Peppermint.
Chiggers – Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage and Thyme.
Cutworms – Thyme and Sage.
Fleas – Peppermint, Lemongrass, Spearmint and Lavender.
Flies – Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary and Sage.
Gnats- Patchouli and Spearmint.
Lice – Cedarwood, Peppermint and Spearmint.
Mosquitoes – Lavender and Lemongrass.
Moths – Cedarwood, Hyssop, Lavender,Peppermint and Spearmint.
Plant Lice – Peppermint and Spearmint.
Slugs -Cedarwood, Hyssop and Pine.
Snails – Cedarwood, Pine and Patchouli.
Spiders -Peppermint and Spearmint.
Ticks – Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage and Thyme.
Weevils – Cedarwood, Patchouli and Sandalwood.

A Brown Recluse Experiment – Seeing how squirting a Peppermint water spray would kill flies in midair, I wondered what pure oil would do. So I did an experiment on a brown recluse spider. I captured a live one in a jar and carefully placed one drop of Peppermint on one side. The pure Peppermint repelled the spider, who crowded to the other side to avoid the oil. When I tipped the jar to force the spider to fall into the oil, it merely squirmed and got away, still repelled by the oil, but not apparently harmed. Then I put a drop of water with the oil and tipped the jar so that the spider slid into the water and oil together and instantly it shriveled up died. Conclusion: The oil alone is an insect repellant. Combined with water, it is an insecticide.

I have used DiGize on the pads of a dog… to help ward off fleas.

The Purification is a blended oil by Young Living. Lemongrass is an essential oil and one that I use in the diffuser frequently.

I would look into a soft muzzle for her at bath time. The fear will eventually subside once she realizes that she is safe but in the meantime, no one gets hurt:). The Pet scents shampoo surprises even me each time I use it as the fleas die instantly and they don’t return with a regular weekly bath consistently (usually no more than 3 or 4 baths consecutively although I have found even two to be sufficient.

Since I have a kennel and dogs come and go, many have come with fleas. I have not had a problem with them staying since I use Purification in a spray bottle and spray the house (and dogs) regularly. I put a drop or two of lemongrass on their necks or backs and I use the Pet scents shampoo exclusively. Nope! No fleas want to live here:)

I am not as knowledgeable as some of the others in the group who work with the oils for a living. I have found, however, the as far as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and gnats are concerned, either using a mixture of 60 drops of cedarwood oil (or eucalyptus) with 2 ounces of witch hazel and spraying it on the dog helps more than the other oils. Most of the “natural” flea and tick repellents do contain cedarwood and I use it on myself outside as well. Another product I’ve used from Young Living is the Wild Tansy floral water spray. It also works wonderfully against the bugs, including mosquitoes, and would be really good for your children to use before going outside. YL doesn’t have any more of the Wild Tansy floral water left. I know because I bought the last 6 bottles directly from the YL farm. If you want one, I’d be happy to send one to you to help you out.

YL has wild tansy water which works very well to keep flies, mosquitoes and other bugs away from him. Or you can make your own “brew”. 60 drops of either eucalyptus or cedarwood oil (I prefer the cedarwood) mixed with 2 ounces of witch hazel. Spray on the dog once or twice a week. For the ticks and fleas, I use Young Living’s Purification oil – one drop at the base of the neck between the shoulders and one above the base of the tail. In the video they say to put it under the tail, but I haven’t quite figure out how to turn a 75 lb collie upside down – just kidding!) Anyway, I also put that once or twice a week. I’ve done this for the past two years and, knock on wood, they’ve done very, very well. In fact, I even use the cedarwood spray mix or the tansy on myself when I cut the grass. Definitely keeps the bugs away.

We hope this helps you with not only a decision to get started on using Young Living Essential Oils TODAY but with all those things that bug and ail our pets!! Btw, you can get these wholesale too.

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