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Cats metabolize Essential Oils differently


Cats metabolize Essential Oils differentlyWhen we are asked, “Are Essential Oils Safe for Cats?” We answer “Please use a Hydrosol because Cats metabolize Essential Oils differently.”

Since we started our ‘Essential Oils for Dogs' series we have been asked, by our Wisteria Goldens Families who also have cats, about this. We started investigating.

After doing some digging we discovered the online resources are conflicting, but one thing is consistent, Cats metabolize Essential Oils differently than dogs. When our research focused on that fact we discovered the potential risks. When essential oils are used with cats, without proper guidance, they can be harmful.

Are Essential Oils Safe for Cats?

Conclusion: Essential Oils can be harmful more often than not. Hydrosols (aromatic waters) are preferable to Essential Oils and safer for cats. Hydrosols are gentler and […]

Cats metabolize Essential Oils differently2017-04-14T12:38:41+00:00

Cedarwood Essential Oil


cedarwood essential oil. essential oils support dogs naturally series. Flea Treatment recips guide cedarwoodCedarwood Essential Oil is one of our updates to the Essential Oils Support Dogs Naturally series.

Flea Treatment Mist Recipe – Cedarwood Essential Oil

This treatment will repel live fleas. Use again in 7-10 days to ensure you have treated any new fleas which may have hatched.

You'll need

  • a glass (or BPA Free plastic) mist container
  • 1 quart distilled water
  • 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil


  • Mix water and essential oil together gently.
  • Mist on your dog and brush gently to distribute evenly.
  • Mist on unwashable items

Keep in a dark cool place. Swirl to remix again each time you use it (the oil and water may separate).

After You Treat

Vacuum anywhere your […]

Cedarwood Essential Oil2017-04-14T09:02:54+00:00

Serenity – Anxiety Support Diffuser


Serenity - Anxiety Support DiffuserThis Restful Blend combines a select group of powerful, therapeutic quality essential oils to help calm and relax when stressful feelings arise. Serenity – Anxiety Support Diffuser provides the environment with a relaxing calming blend of essential oil essences.

Serenity – Anxiety Support Diffuser

  • Put three – five drops in your diffuser with distilled water.
  • Place the diffuser in the room where your dog's kennel is or the room your dog retreats to when feeling overwhelmed due to loud noises for example.

Find out more about how Essential Oils Support Dogs Naturally Essential Oils for Dogs

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Serenity – Anxiety Support Diffuser2017-03-23T18:00:07+00:00

Kennel Spray Mist Recipe and Natural Cleaning DIY


essential oils support dogs naturally purify kennel spray DIY Kennel Mist recipeDIY Kennel Spray Fresh Mist Recipe for removing odors and freshening up surfaces. This treatment will Freshen the kennel, indoor play area, and furniture where your dog (or your dog's supplies) have been.


–You'll need a glass (or BPA Free plastic) mist container.
1 quart distilled water
5 drops Purify Essential Oil
–Mix water and essential oil together gently.
Mist lightly as needed to freshen up.
Keep in a dark cool place.
–Swirl to remix again each time you use it (the oil and water may separate).

Additional Uses for Kennel Spray

Kennel Spray can replace foul odors quickly and be an effective cleaner throughout the home. Use the spray to clean countertops (mist and wipe off), add a few drops of the essential […]

Kennel Spray Mist Recipe and Natural Cleaning DIY2017-03-16T06:14:16+00:00

Lavender Oil Supports Dogs


Lavender Oil Supports Dogs Naturally

These are a few ways Lavender Oil Supports Dogs Naturally. We'll be adding to this over time.  Refer to our Essential Oils Support Dogs Naturally series List for more essential oil listings.


  1. Calming when there are environmental elements triggering stress (fireworks, extra company).
  2. First Aid to aid healing of minor paw irritations (dryness for example).


Lavender Oil Supports DogsMix 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil in four ounces of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil for example). Apply a small amount to the pads of paws.

Keep the solution in a cool dark place and gently swirl a bit each time to remix.

  1. We have been spraying the bottom of their crates with lavender before shipping them to their new […]
Lavender Oil Supports Dogs2017-03-16T06:14:28+00:00

Natural Flea and Tick Prevention


Natural Flea and Tick Prevention Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil RECIPE for mist and cotton bandanna collarWe hosted a class in the spring on the topic of ‘Essential Oils for Pets' and we discovered several amazing ways we can use Pure Essential Oils for our dogs. One of the most popular topics, during and since the class, was how to use certified therapeutic grade essential oils in the prevention of fleas and ticks.

Natural Flea and Tick Prevention

We have long realized a healthy diet will support the goal by improving our dog’s immune system. This is priority when considering the damage a flea, tick, or mosquito can cause us or our pets. This is our checklist for promoting optimal health.

  1. Healthy Diet
  2. Flea and Tick Repellent […]
Natural Flea and Tick Prevention2017-03-10T06:35:22+00:00

Essential Oil Precautions for Dog Owners


Essential Oil Precautions for Dog Owners

If you have been doing research to find out what Essential Oils are safe and effective for dogs this is a great article to set your mind at ease. The controversy about Essential Oil Precautions isn’t as confusing as it may seem at first glance. The primary reason we see, contributing to the mixed information, is generally because people are talking about different grades of essential oils. My favorite brand is pure, organic, and safe when used as directed.

Dosing is another factor contributing to the controversy. Remember dogs are smaller than us. It is important to keep dose comparative to dog size and what works. To keep dosing consistent use carrier oils.

Talk with me! […]

Essential Oil Precautions for Dog Owners2017-09-22T13:54:56+00:00

The Aromatic Essential Oil Test for Dog Owners


The Aromatic Essential Oil Test for Dog Owners

The Aromatic Essential Oil Test for Dog Owners

When using essential oils aromatically the first time, I suggest you try the aromatic essential oil test for dog owners. In this episode of our Essential Oils for Dogs series we provide an Aromatic Essential Oil Test Step by Step, Discuss how to let your dog choose an essential oil, and share three more of our favorite oils for our dogs.  If you haven’t read the other episodes in this series or would like a link list to reference them, you will find a list at the end of this post. […]

The Aromatic Essential Oil Test for Dog Owners2017-09-22T13:55:19+00:00

Summer Dog Health Training Tips


Mr. Tom Cat is a big help around here playing and interacting with puppies.  He is usually close by whenever they are out to play.  He is 16 years old and slowing down a bit, but still loves to be around the puppies.Today we are gathering a list of blog posts to use as a guide to Summer Dog Health Training Tips. These are previously published topics we would like to have an easy guide to revisit or share for the first time with our new families.

Let us know if there are other topics you would like added to this list for easy reference.

Summer Dog Health Training Tips

  1. Pet Parents Guide […]
Summer Dog Health Training Tips2017-09-22T13:57:44+00:00
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