Here is Part 1 of a a great session from the Young Living 2016 Convention! It focuses on Nutrition/Supplements and Essential Oils for animals. It was given by Cheri Ross, who has been using essential oils (EOs) personally and professionally since 1975. She teaches the safe use of EOs for people and animals worldwide.
If you’re new to using essential oils with your pets, please read this article first.
Nutrition and Supplements for Animals
Just as with people, garbage in = garbage out with animals too!.
Feed animals a non-GMO diet. Feeding your pets grains can cause many digestive concerns including itchy, yeasty dog ears. Remember all grains break down to sugars, and parasites love sugar. You could use DiGize oil or DiGize Vitality — topically and internally to promote healthy breakdown of the food.
In carnivores, such as cats and dogs, high-quality proteins and vegetables with absorbable minerals make for healthy cats and dogs. Hoofed animals benefit from high-quality grasses with specific minerals to balance. NingXia Red is good for all animals, even for hoofed ones such as horses.
Mineral Essence: Supplies body with minerals necessary to assimilate food components from the diet; it contains colloidal minerals that act like “spark plugs” for enzymes, etc. that need at least minimum minerals to function. (Some pets like it; mix with food or some pets will take it out of dropper.)
K & B™: (formulated to nutritionally support normal kidney and bladder health*) “Awesome for geriatric animals”
NingXia Red™: This is a great base for adding the Vitality Essential Oils for internal use, because it converts normal carbohydrates into energy. Whole wolfberries (base of NingXia Red) are fed to the Young Living show horses for healthy immune system, gorgeous hair coat, and ultimate support for outstanding performance.
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Essential Oils for Pets
Lavender: This is the most versatile EO; they find that for pets a little may be calming while a lot may energize. It can be beneficial to skin integrity and moisture level. It’s used in AnimalScents PuriClean™, InfectAway™, and MendWell™. It’s also in Lavaderm™ and Claraderm™, which are great for day at beach or pool. Some animals may get excited some can get calm with lavender. Mix lavender with a clean pure poultice to support appearance of healthy skin in pets.
Peppermint: For horses: Peppermint or Peppermint Vitality™ are good for horses topically or internally; if they don’t like water when traveling or for comfortable digestion, you can mix 3-5 drops in 5 gallons of water, or 30-50 drops in a 150 gallon tank. It’s best to use before you trailer them. For puppies and more: you can mix Peppermint in water for comfortable car rides.
Cool Azul™ Essential Oil: This is a great addition to a post-workout rubdown for your pets.
Tummygize™: Use topically on pets to promote a quiet environment. (Note: Tummygize is already somewhat diluted for use on kids so it’s also easy to use on pets.)
Thieves®: Thieves essential oil blend is famous for boosting the immune system… which we all need!
Horses: Add to their feed daily. You can also add a bit in raw food or in a capsule. Diffuse in kennels and stables, especially in barns in winter; and prior to competitions and travel. At shows, apply Thieves on horses’s chest and in food.
Dogs: You can slowly introduce into dog’s feed. Diffuse in kennels, especially in winter, and prior to travel. Drop in mouth or in dog’s food for good oral area.
Horses: Use in stables and on skin for healthy skin; perfect for hiking and camping. Spray stalls while traveling or in a new environment. Pet the animal’s coat after putting a few drops on your hands; spray on bedding (“best insurance policy”).
Dogs:Use in kennel areas and on skin for healthy skin; perfect for hiking and camping. Spray kennels while traveling or in a new environment. Pet the animal’s coat after putting a few drops on your hands; spray on bedding. On cotton ball, wipe out ears for dog; never a problem!
DiGize™ or DiGize Vitality™: DiGize is one of the top 5 oils for pets; promotes a healthy digestive tract especially when switching foods or traveling out of country. It is a good oil for horses, goats, cats, dogs, llamas, cows…
Paragize™: This is less strong than Parfree; dilute for smaller animals. For cats, pet the cat with it, especially on the front paws.
Gentle Baby™: Its nuturing aroma helps to calm emotions during pregnancy and useful for quieting troubled little animals. Supports healthy looking skin. Pet animal with it or diffuse wherever pet is kept; very soothing oil. Can use on older horses. Put on yourself first to see if animal likes it. (On skin, always use “neat” with no dilution.)
RC™: Apply topically on lungs or large intestine; use in diffuser especially when adding new animals to facility. Add Frankincense to RC in the diffuser to encourage grief release when an animal has lost a friend.
In Part II we will cover using essential oils to help with animal emotions and for skin care and cleaning.
As I have said before, as a licensed professional, I only use Young Living Essential Oils with my patients.” — Dr. Susan Albright, DVM
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.