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I use some essential oil blends on myself, topically, not in a diffuser, and often at bed time. Ziva's acupuncture Dr. uses lavender oil, so I'm guessing that one's ok, but aren't there some that are to be avoided with dogs? Reason I'm asking is that Z spends part of the night on the bed with me.
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I found this online--
"Some essential oils are poisonous to dogs. This includes oil of cinnamon, citrus, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree (melaleuca), wintergreen, and ylang ylang. These oils are toxic whether ingested by mouth or spread on the skin."
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They are not put on his skin, just on me. I was wondering about the "fumes".
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I'm tapped out for info

I would think someone here would actually KNOW something, though.

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I was just talking to my daughter about this last night. She uses E.O. for everything. Teaching school she keeps the diffuser going with Thieves all day. Uses it on the door knobs, etc.
Then Bodhi came down with kennel cough Wed night, even though he has had a bordatella shot. She is aware of the E.O's harmful to dogs, but I will have to ask her again what they are.
She used Ecalyptus all night for him and gave him manuka honey, which he thinks is a candy treat, and it works better than pediatric cough syrup. Cats are even more sensitive to
certain E.O.'s.

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There's a lot of information out there on essential oils and pets, and I don't find most of it trustworthy, particularly because there's a lot of "woo" on essential oils (I don't mean to be offensive, but people believe essential oils can heal a lot of stuff that simply isn't science-based).

I diffuse some, mostly because I enjoy some scents (and it's rare for me to like any scent because of my migraines). I would only do it while home - I don't like to leave things unattended with animals.

Tufts has this article about EOs: https://now.tufts.edu/articles/are-e...dangerous-pets

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Our Doberman Club had a gal speak at a recent meeting on how and what E.O.'s to use for dogs. Basically, Mel the ones you listed were what she cautioned not using. Especially the citrus and tea tree oils.

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I have a message into our holistic/acupuncture vet about this.
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I was just talking to my daughter about this last night. She uses E.O. for everything. Teaching school she keeps the diffuser going with Thieves all day. Uses it on the door knobs, etc.
Then Bodhi came down with kennel cough Wed night, even though he has had a bordatella shot. She is aware of the E.O's harmful to dogs, but I will have to ask her again what they are.
She used Ecalyptus all night for him and gave him manuka honey, which he thinks is a candy treat, and it works better than pediatric cough syrup. Cats are even more sensitive to
certain E.O.'s.
Eucalyptus is toxic to animals and children. She is also risking a lawsuit by running EOs in her classroom at school.

Because you specified Thieves, I'm assuming she's a YoungLiving fan? I sure hope she knows the issues involved with this company.

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