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My Opinion Of Essential Oils On Animals



Author: Mary H.
Skill: Veterinarian
Date: 03-22-2010
Views: 2,543
Word Count: 444
Questions Received: 10
Testimonial ID: 4186-OR

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Was asked this question - Where do you see the future of essential oils in animals??

I hope that the veterinary community will open their minds to essential oils. I have had alot of resistance to their use. This is based out of fear to how they work and how powerful they are. Recently cat fancy wanted to do an article to include essential oils in their list of options. They unfortunately pulled that part due to fact other professionals who are not working with the oils and do not understand them said do not use them.

After many e-mails back and forth the author decided against even mentioning the benefits of such therapy. It can be frustrating being certified with essential oils and having others dismiss their use. I feel if you want the most up to date information and safest information someone certified would be a better source. The future of essential oils I think is very hopefully if people would only believe and trust in their power. I have had multiple cases where conventional therapy has not resolved the issue only to move on to the oils and have them resolve it.

I have a case now where a cat who had a chronic fungal infection failed to respond to conventional therapy for 9 months and with the use of essential oils has a foot that is healed. I feel that the use of essential allows the body to heal. You are giving the body a conventional medication break so to speak. You provide elements through the oils that stimulate the body to heal and with synergy with the oils resolve an issue. Alot of the essential oil combination of oils/therapies are new and have never been tried in animals. They are extrapolated from humans. If the owner finds a veterinarian who is knowledgeable in the essential oils i feel this is a viable option.

Essential oils can be dangerous if they are not a therapeutic grade, have not been distilled properly, have dangerous fillers, or are not diluted properly with a pure carrier oil. This is where a professional with intimate knowledge of the oils is imperative. I think using the oils without this knowledge is asking for problems. I hope with increasing success with the oils and publishing findings and journals who are willing to publish this data the use of oils will increase. However all the success in the world will not mean anything if the knowledge of such success is stagnated by those who do not understand them and are unwilling to open their hearts and minds to the possibilities.

Hope this answered the question.

Dr. Mary Hess


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