If you are using doTERRA essential oils for your family, have you considered using them for your dog? Dogs are much like humans in that they respond amazingly well to aromatherapy and essential oils. With your canine, you can use essential oils topically or aromatically. Diffusing an oil is a simple way to expose your pet to a particular essential oil. You can also let your pet smell directly from the bottle. You will find that dogs, like people, have scent preferences.
Steel, a rescue mixed breed, has been part of our family for 6 years. He is an incredibly sweet dog but he does have some anxiety issues. When we first brought him home, he was quite skittish. He has made huge strides over the years but he frequently shakes. Even when lying peacefully on the floor, he will sometimes begin to shake uncontrollably.
I recently came across a video showing Caesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer, calm a very nervous dog using doTERRA Serenity, a calming blend that contains lavender, sweet marjoram, Roman chamomile, sandalwood and ylang ylang. For humans, lavender is very soothing and calming. It is often used to ease tension and aid sleep.
After watching The Dog Whisperer’s video, I decided to try some Serenity on Steel. I put one drop on my hands and rubbed it into Steel’s coat. Within seconds, the shaking stopped. We have used Serenity on Steel many times. The soothing properties are great and it supports stress reduction.
I have a few other friends who have successfully used Serenity to calm their anxious dogs as well. doTERRA Serenity blend is great to have on hand during storms or other times when your pet is prone to anxiety. The next time you reach for Serenity, think of using it on your dog as well.