According to the American Kennel Club, fear, separation, and aging are the three main causes of anxiety in dogs. From loud noises, trips to the vet, separation from owners, changes in routine, and the physical and mental effects of aging, your dog may sometimes need a chill pill.
Back in July, my mom’s dog was freaking out because of the fireworks. While my parents use essential oils, they aren’t as over the moon convinced that they work miracles like I am. This day changed all of that! I took the dog and placed one drop of lavender in my hand. Then I placed the pad of each paw in my hand. The dog calmed down so quickly and thoroughly, that we were amazed. Since then lavender has been a part of all of our canine car routines.
Check out this Peaceful Pup blend that can help calm your dog naturally.
Peaceful Pup Blend
Vanilla essential oil
Orange essential oil
Lavender essential oil
How to Use It
This is a great blend to put in your diffuser. Simply add 3-5 drops of each of the oils to your diffuser and diffuse near your pet’s kennel or bed.
Combine 1-2 drops of each essential oil in a 2-oz. spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water. Swirl gently to mix before spritzing on your dog’s back, bedding, or kennel. Be careful to avoid spraying near the face. Dogs sniffers are 400 times more sensitive than humans, so a little bit goes a long way.
Looking for information about the using oils for your pets? Check out this post about the Safety of Essential Oils in Pets.