Dog Aromatherapy

Essential Facts About Using Essential Oils With Dogs

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Aromatherapy, Featured | 0 comments

Essential Facts About Using Essential Oils With Dogs

With reports surfacing all over social media that essential oils can be harmful to pets, I felt it was important that pet owners were better educated and informed. I want to share the facts about using essential oils with dogs (or animals in general) in this new blog series. Are you still thinking of using essential oils with your dog but you are unsure which oils are safe? Do you own a puppy and don’t know if/when it is okay to use essential oils with your pup? Are you wondering  how to tell which essential oils truly are safe? Do you want to know exactly how and when to use essential...

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The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Dog Aromatherapy, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

What Does a Dog’s Nose Have To Do With Their Emotions? A dog’s nose dominates his brain; In fact the part of the brain dedicated to scent is forty times greater in a dog than in a human. As you have read in my series the Dog’s Nose Knows, the dog’s brain is literally built by and around the information it recieves from scents. The sense of scent or smell is very closely linked to emotions.  What this means is that the dog’s emotional experience may be even greater than we have ever imagined. Have you ever smelled something that evoked a memory for you? Have you ever...

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Thunder/Noise Phobia – Aromatherapy Part 3

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Aromatherapy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured | Comments Off on Thunder/Noise Phobia – Aromatherapy Part 3

Thunder/Noise Phobia – Aromatherapy Part 3

Dog Noise Phobia, along with Dog Noise Anxiety, are terms sometimes used by dog owners and veterinarians to describe canine fear of and the corresponding stress and anxiety responses to loud noises. Aromatherapy can be very effective in helping our frightened dogs through thunderstorms, fireworks or other anxiety. Instinctual reactions for animals are normal when danger is perceived. Fight, flight, freeze, faint or even to act silly are all instinctual reactions to fear and/or stress that are elicited under a variety of circumstances.  The sympathetic nervous system is activated with stress....

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Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Dog Aromatherapy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured, Herbal Health For Dogs, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs

Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs

Snuffle Herb Garden For Dogs Last week I talked about building a Snuffle/Sensory garden for my own dogs. Today I wanted to share with you the concept of a snuffle herb garden for dogs. The following video is just one example of a Snuffle Garden that includes various herbs; designed by Sally Hopkins for her dogs to self medicate and or take in the scent of various herbs and flowers if they needed or wanted to. Snuffle gardens help to fulfill one of our dog’s strongest needs: sniffing/scenting. Why not plant some herbs in your yard or snuffle garden? Again, Snuffle Gardens are so...

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Toxin Free Living For Pets – Thieves Household Cleaner

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Dog Aromatherapy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggie Dangerous Drugs & Chemicals, Featured, Going Green | Comments Off on Toxin Free Living For Pets – Thieves Household Cleaner

Toxin Free Living For Pets – Thieves Household Cleaner

As my regular readers know, I am not only an animal naturopath but I am also a natural rearing dog breeder and have been for 27 years now. I came about raising my dogs naturally – gradually as most people do.  I was pretty well versed in natural human health and was raising my son as naturally and holistically.  I had been feeding a raw diet for a few years at the time and only using borax and baking soda in my laundry however,  I was still using toxic cleaning chemicals such as diluted bleach or veterinary disinfectants (I was working as a veterinary technician at that time so was...

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Inflammatory Response in Pets Can Essential Oils Help?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Aromatherapy, Dogs Aging Gracefully, Essential Healing Helps, Essential OIls/Aromathearpy, Featured | Comments Off on Inflammatory Response in Pets Can Essential Oils Help?

Inflammatory Response in Pets Can Essential Oils Help?

What is an Inflammatory Response? What creates it in the body? The inflammatory Response is actually part of the body’s defense mechanisms. It is an immune response to rid the body of harmful stimuli so the body can begin the healing process. The inflammatory response (inflammation) occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. The damaged tissue releases chemicals including histamine, bradykinin, and serotonin. These chemicals cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. This helps isolate the foreign substance from...

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