Pet & Animal Care

Help your furry friends live life to the fullest

Safe and natural applies to you, your family, and those animals you consider part of your family. Quite often, your pets have many of the same issues and needs as you do.  From skin issues, stress, scrapes, injuries, illnesses, or general cleaning, your pet deserves products that are naturally safe, without the harsh, artificial  ingredients of many pet-care products.

Risks from Average Animal Care Products

Toxic chemicals in pet care products can pose various risks to both pets and their owners.  

  • Skin irritation: Many pet care products contain chemicals that can irritate the skin, leading to rashes, redness, and itching.
  • Allergic reactions: Some pets may be allergic to certain chemicals, leading to allergic reactions such as hives, itching, and difficulty breathing.
  • Poisoning: Toxic chemicals in pet care products can be ingested, either through licking or accidentally eating the product, which can lead to poisoning.
  • Respiratory problems: Certain chemicals, such as formaldehyde and phthalates, can cause respiratory problems when inhaled.
  • Cancer: Some chemicals used in pet care products, such as parabens and sodium laureth sulfate, have been linked to cancer in animals.

To minimize these risks, it is important to choose pet care products that are made with natural and non-toxic ingredients, and to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Additionally, it’s a good idea to consult with a veterinarian before using any new pet care product on your furry friend.

Essential Oils & Your Pets

Essential oils have become increasingly popular as a natural remedy for a wide range of health conditions in humans.  However, many pet owners may not be aware that essential oils can also benefit their furry companions.  Here are some of the benefits of using essential oils for pets and animals.

  • Supporting Emotional Stability¬† ¬†Just like humans, pets can experience anxiety and stress, which can lead to behavior problems and health issues.¬† Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and bergamot may help support a new level of emotional freedom and joy in your pet.¬† You can diffuse the oils in a room or apply them topically to your pet’s fur or bedding.
  • Soothes and Moisturizes Skin ¬† ¬†Pets can suffer from various skin irritations, including hot spots, flea bites, and dry skin.¬† Essential oils like tea tree, peppermint, and lavender may help soothe and relieve these skin issues.¬† However, it’s important to dilute the oils with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil before applying them topically to your pet.
  • Boosts Immune System¬† ¬†Essential oils may help support your pet’s immune system and improve their overall health.¬† Oils such as frankincense or lemon may help fight off infections and boost the immune system.¬† You can add a drop or two of these oils to your pet’s food or water to provide them with the benefits.
  • Helps with Creepy-Crawlers¬† ¬†Fleas and ticks can be a nuisance for both pets and their owners.¬† Essential oils like cedarwood, lemongrass, and peppermint have natural properties that may help support keeping these irritants at bay.¬† You can add a few drops of these oils to a carrier oil and apply it to your pet’s collar or bedding.
  • Promotes Digestive Health¬† ¬†Essential oils like ginger, peppermint, and fennel may help improve your pet’s digestive health by reducing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.¬† You can add a drop or two of these oils to your pet’s food or water or apply them topically to their abdomen.

While providing benefits, it is important to note that not all essential oils are safe for pets.  Some oils can be toxic or cause allergic reactions in animals.  Consult with a veterinarian before using essential oils on your pet, especially if they have any underlying health conditions.

General Guidelines for Essential Oils and Your Pets

DO

  • Dilute heavily with a carrier oil or water
  • Start small and use in moderation
  • Observe how the animal resonds
  • Care for each animal differently

DON’T

  • Use essential oils near your animal’s eyes, mouth, nose, or sensitive areas.
  • Use “hot” oils such as Wintergreen or Peppermint
  • Use high phenol oils such as Oregano, Clove, Wintergreen or Thyme.

Young Living Basics

Get a start in the right direction for your pet’s health and wellness.¬† For starting purposes,¬† check out the information these articles providing basic insights into Young Living products designed for your pets and critters.

The Science Behind Aromatherapy

The Science Behind Aromatherapy

Tips to Help Your Dog Weather Winter

Tips to Help Your Dog Weather Winter

10 Biggest Essential Oil Mistakes

10 Biggest Essential Oil Mistakes

Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

How to Switch to a Toxin-Free Household: 35 simple swaps

How to Switch to a Toxin-Free Household: 35 simple swaps

Keep the Dog but Not the Funk: 5 Steps to Get Rid of Dog Smell

Keep the Dog but Not the Funk: 5 Steps to Get Rid of Dog Smell

5 Reasons Essential Oils are for Everyone

5 Reasons Essential Oils are for Everyone

Animals and Oils: What You Need to Know

Animals and Oils: What You Need to Know

Essential Oils and Pets: A Quick How-To

Essential Oils and Pets: A Quick How-To

Essential Oils for Dogs: Pawsome Tips for Your Furry Friend

Essential Oils for Dogs: Pawsome Tips for Your Furry Friend

Young Living’s Animal Scents for Your Pets & Animals

Check out these safe, natural products designed especially for the animals in your life

Products in our Animal Scents¬ģ line are recommended for dogs, cats, horses, and other animals. Give your four-legged friends the best care you can with products designed specifically for them

Animal Scents Infect Away

Animal Scents Infect Away

Animal Scents Mendwell

Animal Scents Mendwell

Animal Scents Ointment

Animal Scents Ointment

Animal Scents ParaGize

Animal Scents ParaGize

Animal Scents Puriclean

Animal Scents Puriclean

Animal Scents Shampoo

Animal Scents Shampoo

Animal Scents T-Away

Animal Scents T-Away

Great Additions to Support Your Pets

Feel like trying something outside the Animal Scents line?¬† ¬† Essential oils can be a wonderful addition to your pet care routine, but please go slow and test your pet’s reaaction to each oil before proceeding further.

Test essential oils aromatically & topically

  • If you diffuse certain oils, does your pet generally leave the area?¬† If so, it might be an idication that they do not like the aroma or fragrance.
  • Before using an oil topically, first dilute it and test it on your pet to see how they react.
Animal Scents Infect Away

Animal Scents Infect Away

Animal Scents Mendwell

Animal Scents Mendwell

Animal Scents Ointment

Animal Scents Ointment

Animal Scents ParaGize

Animal Scents ParaGize

Animal Scents Puriclean

Animal Scents Puriclean

Animal Scents Shampoo

Animal Scents Shampoo

Animal Scents T-Away

Animal Scents T-Away

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood Essential Oil

DiGize Essential Oil Blend

DiGize Essential Oil Blend

DiGize Vitality Essential Oil

DiGize Vitality Essential Oil

Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel Essential Oil

Beyond the AnimalScents Products

Seedlings Tender Tush

Irritated Skin?¬† ¬†In addition to AnimalScents ointment, try the Seedlings Tender Tush product to help soothe your pet’s dry, irritated skin, or on the occasional scrape or burn.

Seedlings Wipes

Need to spot clean your pet?  Try using  Seedlings Wipes to clean off paws or sensitive ears instead of products with harsh ingredients.

Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream

Need to keep skin protected?  Try using  Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream on warm, irritated areas you want to keep dry.

Quick Tips You Can Use

Need a quick tip on using these products?  There are many applications to explore  Рhere are some recommendations.

DIY Pet Odor Deodorizer & Stain Remover

DIY Pet Odor Deodorizer & Stain Remover

Help your furry friends live their lives to the fullest

Using non-toxic products on pets can have a range of benefits for their health and wellbeing.  Traditional pet products such as shampoos, flea treatments, and cleaning agents often contain chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to pets if ingested or absorbed through the skin.

By using non-toxic alternatives, pet owners can reduce the risk of allergic reactions, skin irritations, and other health issues that can arise from exposure to harmful chemicals.

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* The statements and information regarding these products  have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Most of the product information describing Young Living products is directly from Young Living Essential Oils, LC, and can be found online at YoungLiving.com

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