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I would encourage people to be very cautious about essential oils and pets. Not just about toxicity, because that's a concern, but also because oils are very potent in scent, even when distilled, and dogs can be very preferential about what scents they like and dislike. Lavender is said to be "soothing" but I can tell you that I've seen plenty of dogs that do NOT, in fact, find it to be at all soothing.
Additionally, if you ever plan to do scent work with your dogs, some oils are used in scent work (myrrh is one that some organizations use) and I don't want my dogs to have been very exposed to those, so I don't really like to use many essential oils around my dogs.
Just some things to think about if you choose to use them.
I personally like the ear flush my vet recommended from Virbac if needed.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG DOG TKN WAC
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