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The growing popularity of essential oils seems to be endless, so I wanted to discuss essential oils for cats. Essential oils are potent. They are strong and can be deadly when used incorrectly. Essential oils are produced in plants as a form of self preservation and protection. We are able to extract essential oils from plants and use them medicinally, depending on their natural properties. Cats can benefit from essential oils as much as you and I humans can. With that being said, cat's livers don't function like our livers do. Therefore, cat's are more sensitive to essential oils than us, so it is important to be careful and less is definitely more. I strongly advise against experimenting with essential oils on your kitty cat at home without doing your homework first. I would, however, recommend incorporating Animal EO's Kittyboost oil blend into your cat's daily routine. ... I would actually recommend all of Animal EO's blends. Their oil blends have been formulated and tested by a veterinarian, Dr. Shelton. Check out their website in the link below for more detailed information about all of their oils.
About a year ago, our 2 year old cat, Ralph, developed two pea-sized masses over his rear left hip from a vaccine. I freaked out, naturally, but my friend told me about Animal EO's Kittyboost oil blend. It contains 15 essential oils, including cat nip, with coconut oil as the carrier oil. She told me that it could reduce inflammation and ease anxiety, among many other things. So, I massaged a couple drops of the oil on to Ralph's lumps everyday, petting the excess on his back. 2 months later, the mass was gone! This could all be coincidence, but I believe. When Zewati had a urinary blockage last year, Kittyboost soothed him to sleep, when the pain medications just made him loopy and angry. Anytime that I can plan ahead for a stressful kitty situation, I will pet Kittyboost on my boys and diffuse their favorite oils to calm them down. (Before bed is the best, they'll snooze all night!)
Remember that cats are more sensitive to smells than us and their livers function differently from ours. So, approach cautiously when applying oils to your kitty. Try petting them from behind, so the smell isn't too much for them. Let your cat lick the oils off of themselves, this is another form of ingesting the essential oil goodness. You can also diffuse pure essential oils for your cat. You'll see which oils your cat gravitates to and which oils makes your cat run. (My boys love when I diffuse cilantro and chamomile blends) Keep a close eye on your fluffy friend, so you can observe any negative effects. And, don't forget to consult your veterinarian first! Most conventional veterinarians may not know a lot about essential oils, so try to find an alternative vet or contact the team at Animal EO with more questions.
Remember to never apply, or pet, essential oils on your cat without a carrier oil like coconut oil. Avoid the pads on your kid's paws and the inside of their ears. Let me know if you have any questions and, please, sign up and share any further insights, ideas, etc.
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