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Is Your Oil Diffuser Poisoning Your Pet

Here at Sol Candles and Scents our main Mascot, AND the hardest worker out of everyone is Miss CoCo, our beautiful Kelpie/Collie Mix. (Photo Above, added a little montage from puppy to now)
This is why we needed to create this post as animal lovers it would be an injustice to not do so.

We only want to help educate people out there, we are not here to tell you what to do just to let know what could be harmful.

So jumping right in….
Did you know that Essential Oils can be harmful to your pet?
There has been an increase in poisoning due to high popularity of Oil Diffusers in homes.

Its important for every pet owner out there to be educated in what is harmful for our pets. Just because it doesn’t harm you doesn’t mean its going to be fine for your highly sensitive pet to inhale.

Symptoms of essential oil poisoning:

Common signs of poisoning as a result of inhalation (usually from an oil diffuser) include labored breathing, lack of coordination and difficulty walking, drooling, diarrhoea, lethargy, depression, low body temperature, weakness, muscle tremors and vomiting. When essential oils are exposed directly to the skin, they can also cause chemical burns, redness and irritation.

Oils that are particularly toxic to cats include:

Cassia
Cinnamon
Citrus
Clove
Bergamot
Basil
Eucalyptus
Geranium
Grapefruit
Lemon
Lime
Lavender
Melaleuca
Oregano
Peppermint
Pennyroyal
Spruce
Tea Tree
Thyme
Wintergreen
Wild orange

Oils that are particularly toxic to dogs include:

Clove
Garlic
Geranium
Juniper
Rosemary
Tea Tree
Thyme
Wintergreen

A lot of Vets are calling for action to be taken as the increase of poisoning occurs.

If you have an oil diffuser at home be mindful of the oils you can diffuse around your pet.
If you are using the oil diffuser for your own medical reasons keep the following in mind. When using, keep your pet out of the room you are using the oil diffuser in and also keep in mind that it is an oil which will settle on the floor and then your pet can transfer to there Paws and then ingest later through licking.

To read a full story on Why Essential Oils Can Be Harmful to your Pet go to the following link:
https://vetsonparker.com.au/essential-oils-pets-not-mix/
Another great site to read up on Essential Oil Poisoning is:
https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/blog/essential-oils-cats/

If your pet is showing any symptoms take them straight to your vet to get them checked out. We all love our fur babies and want to make sure they are having the best of care.

Much Love,
Christie & Miss CoCo xxx

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