Natural Therapy for Animals
Aromatherapy is a very safe and effective natural remedy, with less side effects, that can improve behaviour and health in animals.
Aromatherapy for animals may be unfamiliar to some of you, but I would like to share with you why I started using natural remedies, including essential oils.
Many holistic veterinarians have been voicing the dangers of vaccines and preventative medicines and are disseminating alternative treatments. This is because, I have learned, that many pets have suffered serious side effects, including death from them. Because of this, in recent years, many pet owners have been looking to more natural alternatives that are safer for their animals.
This is why I started with dōTERRA. Their essential oils are 100% pure and effective, making them the choice for many hospitals and veterinarians.
Here are the main reasons I use essential oils, among other natural remedies:
1. They are 50-70 times more effective than herbal medicines.
2. You can use them in 3 ways, aromatically, topically or internally, depending on the issue.
3. They have many benefits and essential oils alone can help animals with many things. In addition, they can be used to complement western medicine treatments.
4. They are convenient to carry anywhere and can be used for emergencies.
5. They can be used by the whole family, not just pets!
Living things have their own healing powers, which work together to bring the body to a normal state (homeostasis). Essential oils help the body to achieve this. They provide powerful support for healing and immunity.
And, one oil can have multiple properties! For animals with multiple ailments, one oil can do the work of many, helping to support the function of other problematic systems.
For example, Frankincense, which is called the king of oils, has many benefits. It has the power to activate cells and help with inflammation and pain but call also be useful for depression, anxiety, tumors and dementia, which are considered difficult diseases.
Balance, doTERRAs grounding blend, has a calming effect on stressed and anxious pets. By using Balance either topically or diffused, it not only calms the pet, but the owner too. This also helps the pet, having a calm owner.
In terms of side effects, in Western medicine, while one drug is given for a condition, it can cause other unwanted side effects that then also need drugs to control. This can lead to overuse of medications like steroids and antibiotics, which is not beneficial to the body.
Essential oils, however, have few, if any, side effects. If there is a reaction, which is rare, then it is easily resolved either by getting fresh air or applying more carrier oil. Any symptoms usually disappear within 24hrs. There is no need to suppress unwanted symptoms with more medication.
Have you ever heard these statements from a vet when your pet looks unwell, " there's nothing wrong with your pet", "let's see how things go", "there's nothing we can do", "they need these drugs for life"?? Vets deal with symptoms, not always causes.
With natural therapy you can not only support and deal with such conditions, using natural products that helps get to the root of the problem and not just mask the symptoms, you can also use natural therapy to prevent conditions in the first place. Essential oils are also helpful to pets that can't take medications, for whatever reason.
Would you like to be able to take care of your pets daily life with essential oils and help them be the healthiest and happiest they can be?