Can I use essential oils around my pets?


essential oils, holistic pet care

Answered by Dr. Jeff Feinman

The real quick answer is yes. How you use them and especially if you use them on yourself or your pets, the source and quality of the essential oil is very very important. I do recommend the oils. Dr. Shelton does a great job at sourcing her oil. Another good oil blend for calming is an essential oil blend called Pet Remedy and you’ll get a lot of sources from around the world. It goes into their diffuser to help calm pets. But in general, to go back to the question about using strong odors or essential oils around your pet. The best strategy is to upgrade your pet’s diet to improve their balance and their ability to withstand any external influences. Strong odor can be a stressor to the body and by upgrading the diet you build the resilience of your pet and decrease the chance of any problem. 

Hi, I’m Jeff Feinman, HolisticAction veterinarian from Here to answer any of your pet questions. So thank you and talk to you soon!

Related Symptoms: 

  • Anxiety
  • Fleas/ticks
  • Aggression

Suggested Treatments: 

  • Pet Remedy oil diffuser and Calm-A-Mile
  • Evict and Away from www.animaleo
  • Boost in a Bottle

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Dr. Jeff

Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, graduated in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania and was Penn’s first veterinary dual-degree University Scholar, holding both molecular biology and veterinary degrees. He is the founder of and dedicated to pet parent empowerment.

Dr. Jeff is devoted to researching about how to harness the innate power of the individual using Vitality and Balance. He and his wonderful wife Amy live with Archie, a rescue pup, and a Rex cat named Tigger.

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