Fireworks are VERY stressful for your pets!
Pets can become so traumatized by the flashing lights and booming noises, that they run away in fear (and become lost) or have major health issues (like a seizure or heart attack!)
Essential Oils can help tremendously!
Serenity blend is probably my FAVORITE to use, because it has Lavender in it. If you only have ONE doTERRA essential oil in your tool kit for pets, Lavender will work great in a pinch. Even the great Ceaser Milan agrees!
There is a great recipe in the Essential Life book (aka the “Oil Bible”) for a Doggie Anxiety Spray that I spray on the dog bed, or in the car before traveling, or just spray in the air if I need QUICK results! (Vetiver adds an extra layer of SUPER calmness, that is usually reserved for big animals such as horses!)
Doggie Anxiety Spray
(pg 457 The Essential Life book, 6th edition)
- 4 oz glass spray bottle
- 20 drops dōTERRA Lavender essential oil
- 10 drops dōTERRA Cederwood essential oil
- 5 drops dōTERRA Vetiver essential oil
- 5 drops dōTERRA Frankincense essential oil
- Distilled water
Diffusing any of these essential oils into the air, is also REALLY relaxing for your pet! (and for you, too!)
Some other essential oils that I love to diffuse in the house during stressful times, are Adaptiv blend, Balance blend, Copaiba, and Roman Chamomile, and Vetiver.
Remember, if you are applying essential oils directly to their fur, you ALWAYS want to make sure to dilute your dōTERRA essential oils! Just because they have fur, doesn’t mean they can handle essential oils at full strength!
Here is a handy dilution chart, no matter what size your best friend is:
Happy 4th of July, everyone!
If you would like more information about how to add dōTERRA essential oils to your life, please contact me or email me for more information!