Once you consider using oils for your dog’s anxiety, it’s important to educate yourself on the essentialoils that can cause your dog harm. The oils listed below are known to be toxic to our canine companions:
- Sweet birch
- Tea tree (melaleuca)
- Ylang ylang
When browsing the internet for oil recipes for your dog’s anxiety, you may find recipes that call for the addition of some of the essential oils that are listed above. There are many essential oil recommendations that are written by pet owners with no veterinary experience and that’s why it is so important for you to have a full understanding of the potential dangers in the essential oils listed above.
You are always welcome to do your own research if you have doubts, just keep in mind that each of these essential oils above has been linked to complications in dogs such as severe agitation, neurological behaviors, seizures, respiratory distress, and more.
When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian if you are ever unsure about the potential toxicity of a certain oil. They can always help to steer you in the right direction.