When the Pet Poison Helpline advertised their webinar to discuss facts about using essential oils for dogs and cats, I jumped at the chance to attend. Essential oils for pets are a popular way to holistically treat many ailments and I wanted to get educated. Pet parents ask me about them all the time and until the webinar, I only knew the basics from how they helped my dog Bailey when she was a puppy.
The goal of the seminar wasn’t to encourage or discourage the use of essential oils. It was to be sure pet owners and veterinary professionals understand: how these oils are metabolized in your dog or cat’s body, their potential benefits, which oils pets should stay away from, and emergency procedures if your pet gets into your personal oils.
It was a fascinating webinar taught by Charlotte Flint, DVM, DABT, Director of veterinary services for the Pet Poison Helpline. Here’s what I learned. [Read more…]