Anxiety and Essential Oils
What is Dog Anxiety?
Anxiety is dogs can be caused by any number of things. The most common one being separation anxiety. Almost 50% of dogs have separation anxiety.
Other forms of anxiety are from traveling, storms, fireworks, loud noises, or a change in their everyday lives. A few common anxiety signs are:
Veterinarians may prescribe anti-anxiety medications to help keep your dog calm. These are often the same drugs prescribed to humans. Many owners opt for a more holistic approach, such as essential oils.
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But, what are essential oils you ask?
Essential oils, like CBD are compounds extracted from plants are often used as a holistic medicine. Aromatherapy is a very common way of using essential oils.
They help with anxiety, and other issues like fleas. Oils extracted from plants through the leaves, roots, bark, stems and other parts are combined with mixed with a carrier oil and is ready to use.
Coconut Oil is the most common oil used to dilute essential oils. It is a super- oil full of natural antioxidants. Applying essential oil to your dog topically or by inhalation are the safest ways to administer them to your dog for anxiety.
Best Essential Oils To Use For Anxiety In Dogs
- Clary Sage
- Cedar Oil
Essential Oil Uses
When it comes to essential oils, there is a wide variety of options and combinations. They can be used alone or coupled with other oils, test them out to see what works best for your dog. Remember to do your research to find out which oils are harmful to your pet.
- Essential oils can be diffused in a room, just add a few drops with distilled water to your diffuser, and let it run.
- You can apply a few drops to your hands and massage your dog to help calm and relax him.
- Dipping your dogs collar in the oils can help also.
- You can create a mist and spray their bedding and other surfaces.