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Search dangerous is it for my pet?

Lavender has a component called linalool, which is toxic to cats and dogs if consumed in big quantities. So your pooch eating a petal may not cause death, but it may cause an upset stomach.

Now Lavender poisoning by the other hand is a concern. When a dog or a cat consumes a huge amount of Lavander or it consumes the essential oils we talk of Lavander poisoning.

Symptoms are due to eating a large quantity of the plant.

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

Symptoms due to ingestion of Lavander oil, according to are:

  • Drooling

  • Vomiting

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Uncoordinated gait

  • Lethargy and weakness

  • Pawing at face and mouth

  • Muscle tremors

  • Redness and/or erosions on lips, skin, gums, and tongue

Also remember that if the non-diluted essential oil touches the skin of your cat can produce burns and even worse, it will be absorbed by the skin and can lead to liver problems.

And what about Aromatherapy?

It is proved that Lavender essential oils help to manage stress and anxiety in humans, but there little studies in regards to pets. Some of them indeed show that animal feels more relaxed.

As long as the essential oil is properly diluted, it is guaranteed by the manufacturer and is properly managed the dosage for therapeutic application, it should not cause any harm to your animal.

Always look for trusted sources when using essential oils and talk to specialists so your pet will enjoy the therapeutic properties without harm.


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