Essential Oil use in pets is controversial. Therefore, we have included links to sites exploring both sides of the debate. Certain species, such as birds and cats, are much more sensitive to essential oils and may experience toxicity whereas other species may handle it well.
Before using any product with or around your pet, it is important to note that not all essential oils are created equal. Many essential oils on the market may boast “100 percent pure” on the label, but they could contain substances that are actually quite toxic to animals and should be avoided. This is also true with many candles, wax melts, air fresheners, cleaning solutions and fabric refreshers. To ensure the highest quality products, be sure your essential oils are third party tested and CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. It is very important to establish a good relationship with one’s source of essential oils, as well as a resource for answering questions that may arise.