We started using essential oils for our dogs (for calming, deodorizing, and other things) a few years ago. Having worked in the pet industry for almost ten years, I’d seen it all on the store shelves – sprays and supplements for calming, sprays for deodorizing, countless different shampoos and conditioners, spot-on treatments and collars for flea and tick prevention, you name it. They all had one thing in common, though: they were FILLED with chemicals and other artificial ingredients. I didn’t like the idea of putting those things on (or into the stomachs of) our dogs, so I started looking for natural alternatives.
Fast forward a few years, and our family has now transformed our health care! Don’t get me wrong; we go to the doctor for our regular check-ups and vaccinations for our son. Our dogs see the vet annually for their vaccinations and dental care. But, gone are the days of reaching for pain killers for a headache, cold medicine for a stuffy nose, and even my daily allergy medicine!
Our “medicine cabinet” now includes homemade, all-natural remedies for aches and pains, cough and congestion, cut and scrape care, and more. I also have a roller bottle to help boost the immune system. The dogs wear homemade, all-natural flea/tick collars that work great. I have a roller bottle to ease my dog’s arthritis pain and stiffness.
It’s empowering knowing what to do when you feel the sniffles come on or some tension in your head. It’s awesome knowing I don’t have to take pills to manage my allergies. Did I also mention these homemade remedies are generally far cheaper than their store-bought, chemical-filled counterparts? And the best part of course – they’re natural. No weird side effects; no unknown, lasting concerns; safe for our whole family.
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