Saturday, May 23, 2009

Does aromatherapy for dogs work?

Aromatherapy has been used for decades to soothe us humans. Now we are learning the effects it can have on our dogs. The smells that affect us can affect our dogs that have a much more keener sense of smell.

Skeptical of what these oils might for your dog? Lavender oil in the bath can be soothing. Calming a dog is not the only use for dog aromatherapy.
Some dogs need to be interested in food and the right scent can boost his appetite. Have a dog that has skin allergies or sensitive skin problems?
There is aromatherapy for that.

Dog anxiety and nervousness

Aromatherapy for Dogs Do you have a dog who suffers from anxiety and nervousness? How about bad breath, arthritis, skin problems and constant itching? Of course our dogs can suffer from these and other conditions at any time. So, did you know that you can treat your dog with Aromatherapy for any of these conditions plus many more? I didn't until I purchased and read a copy of Aromatherapy for Dogs by Tracey Peapell. I now know that dogs are every bit as susceptible to the powers of Aromatherapy essentials oils as we humans are. I tried some of the blends on my dog and she seemed to really benefit from it. She even smelt gorgeous. I like the way the author has left her mark on this book with tales of her own experiences. It makes for a very enjoyable read without leaving out all the necessary details about Aromatherapy and it's use on dogs.
I thoroughly recommend this book and if you decide to give it a go, I'd love to hear how it works out for you. Thank you for reading, [Margie]