Pet Friendly Natural Products

Pet Friendly Natural Products

Pet Friendly Natural Products

Cats, dogs, horses, hamsters, bunnies and ferrets are so much more than animals, they become our furry friends when we adopt them and become pet parents. They provide us with unconditional love and companionship, which is why we should be careful with what we expose them to. Certain chemicals, foods and even natural products are unsafe for pets to consume or even be around. We all know chocolate is toxic to dogs, but what natural products are safe for our furry friends?

Essential Oils-

Not all essential oils are toxic to animals, though some are! It is important to note that cats and dogs have a much more sensitive sense of smell than humans, so aromatherapy and diffuser use may be irritating for your animals. Pay attention to your animal’s behavior if they seem irritated by certain essential oil aromas.  

When applying essential oils to pets, never apply without diluting with a pure carrier oil. Animal coats can develop irritation, sores or reactions if applied improperly.

Pet Safe Essential Oils-

Basil

Bergamot

Cedarwood

Chamomile

Citronella

Cypress

Eucalyptus

Fennel

Frankincense

Geranium

Ginger

Grapefruit

Lavender

Lemon

Lemongrass

Myrrh

Nutmeg

Orange

Patchouli

Rose

Rosemary

Sandalwood

Spearmint

Tangerine

Valerian

Vanilla

Vetiver

Pet Toxic Essential Oils-

Cinnamon

Pennyroyal

Peppermint

Pine

Sweet birch

Tea tree (Melaleuca)

Wintergreen

Ylang ylang

Anise

Clove

Thyme

Juniper

Yarrow

Garlic

Herbs-

Herbs have been used to treat both human and animal ailments for centuries.  Certain herbs can be helpful while others are extremly harmful. Always check with your veterinarian before giving your pet any herb or natural remedy. Do not just “google” herbs and give them to your pets. All animals are different, and reactions can be severe or even deadly. All herbs must be carefully calculated for appropriate dosing and dilution before they can be ingested safely. For your pet’s sake, contact a licensed professional before attempting any herbal remedy on an animal.

Pet Safe Herbs-

Aloe Vera

Arnica

Ash

Bayberry

Bee Pollen

Black cohosh

Bladderwack

Blue cohosh

Bogbean

Brazilian ginseng

Calendula

Cat’s Claw

Chamomiles

Devil’s claw

Feverfew

Marigold

Popular bark

Sarsarparilla

Slippery Elm

Wild yam

Willow bark

Witch hazel

Milk Thistle

Rose Hip

Rosemary

St.John’s Wort

Sage

Valerian

 

Pet Toxic Herbs-

Pennyroyal

Comfrey

White Willow Bark (Salix alba)

Tarragon

Wormwood

Yucca

Garlic

Symptoms of Toxic Exposure in Pets-

Agitation

Diarrhea

Difficulty breathing

Drooling

Fatigue

Muscle tremors

Pawing

Runny eyes/nose

Sneezing

Vomiting

Weakness

 

We all want the best for our furry friends, so please be vigilant of what they are exposed to. Animals are sensitive to chemicals just as humans are. Using natural products and limiting toxic exposure is the best option for a healthy life for both you and your pets.

 

 

Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer Better Ingredients for a Better Life!

 

 

Sources: 

https://www.usingeossafely.com/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-with-dogs/

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/do-essential-oils-pose-a-risk-to-pets

https://holisticanimalremedies.com/herbs-for-horses-other-animals/

https://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/unsafe-herbs.html

https://www.foundanimals.org/essential-oils-toxic-pets/