Aromatherapy for dogs: care with essential oils

My first steps in aromatherapy were not voluntary. Let’s say that it was rather an olfactory emergency! Back from trip with Blueberry, the car reeked of carrion, one of perfumes favorite of the beautiful, who had escaped my attention to to roll. What to do? I wasn’t going to leave it on the side of the road (which would have collected it thus primed?), or attempt to remove – with what? – sticky and pestilential residues clinging to his neck coat.

Aromatherapy for dogs

One way: open the small bottle of lavender essential oil officinale stored in the glove box. All Windows open, I shed a few drops on the chairs and, little by little, the atmosphere was breathable. As I felt soothed by this smell strong and soft at once. Later, I learned that this essential oil was a great healing and an antidote remarkable against insect bites.

Why aromatherapy for dog?
Resources in a few millilitres of concentrate! Associated with the Java citronella, lavender has also the power to repel insects. Now, stitches in time, it was gone. I myself is a small base aromathèque, which today serves as both dogs as to humans of the House.

Our domestic animals have lost a part of their great instincts for the therapeutic virtues of the plants, but why not wake him in inspired former breeders and equine veterinarians who treated their animals with fresh plants poultices, concoctions, fumigation and other extracts concentrated, as essential oils?

Offering the most concentrated vegetable substances, they are recognized for their excellent antimicrobial powers. Both material (molecules), energy and mode of olfactory communication, essential oils treat many physical ailments and balance the mind by soothing or stimulating energies.

Where does aromatherapy?
Invented by the French chemist Rene – Maurice Gattefosse in 1928, the term ‘aromatherapy’ means ‘ therapy by the aromatic and volatile substances . But long before, around the year 1000, it is a referred to as Arab doctor Avicenna who invented a method of distillation of essential oils by steam distillation. Only 10% of the plant species are called aromatic.

For medical and scientific use, aromatherapy is to use oils essential Chemotyped (i.e. whose active principles such as thymol, linalool, geraniol, etc., are identified and quantified) dermal, oral or air to ensure a preventive or curative care, alone or in addition to other therapies, to destroy a home infectious or “symptomatic disorder of said infection.

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone