Please join us on Saturday, May 14 at 10:45 at Thee House of Yoga in Indialantic. Here are some highlights of the topics that we will discuss.
Nutrition: Animals need the proper nutrients at a cellular level to thrive. Dry food is popular but it is one of the worst choices as the high heat of processing destroys most of the vitamins and enzymes. Probiotics and enzymes are important to gut health and food digestion. Life 5 time released probiotic and mighty-zyme are great choices. An animal nutrition expert’s website to review: http://www.kymythy.com/
Environment: Exposure to toxins is very problematic as the animals absorb them into their bodies. Glade plug-ins, Febreeze,Swifter and dryer sheets are chemically produced so avoid them. I use thieves household cleaner, vinegar, baking soda and DIY cleaning products made from Essential oils. https://www.youngliving.com/blog/how-to-freshen-up-your-home/
Veterinarian Dr. Mary Hess of Madison, Wisconsin, recommends that every pet owner carry an essential oil emergency kit for pets. Based on her experience as a veterinarian, Dr. Hess suggests these ten Young Living Essential Oil blends to keep pets feeling their best.
Purification®: This blend is useful for external parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Thieves®: Perfect for attending to minor wounds, abrasions, and lacerations, Thieves is also utilized for addressing dental concerns. This blend is safe for kittens and puppies.
Melrose™: When used in conjunction with R.C. and Raven, Melrose provides respiratory support. It can also be used on minor wounds, abrasions, and lacerations if Thieves cannot be tolerated.
R.C.™: Ideal for respiratory and urinary tract support, R.C is practical for cats that require bladder fortification, which does not respond to conventional therapy. (It can be paired with Raven for added support.)
Raven™: Also utilized for respiratory and urinary tract support, Raven is more powerful than R.C. and features essentials oils not found in the latter. Combined, the two oils are highly effective.
Di-Gize™: The gastrointestinal system responds well to this blend. Nutmeg and ginger can be added for additional support.
M-Grain™: Provides relief from head discomfort resulting from sinus pressure.
PanAway®: With osteoarthritis common in older pets, PanAway is valuable for relieving discomfort and relaxing the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This oil blend can be used alone or in addition to other essential oils that aid in general discomfort. Using a moist towel over the area increases the effectiveness of the oils.
Relieve It™: Especially beneficial for relieving discomfort, Relieve It can be alternated with PanAway for a wider spectrum of relief.
Peace & Calming®: If stress, fear, anxiety, or other similar conditions are present, Peace & Calming can be used to calm a pet. If the pet is injured, Peace & Calming can relax the animal enough to administer other treatments. This blend can also been used on cats who are resistant to other forms of treatment for urinary problems or excessive grooming resulting from stress.
For Horses, or other animals with digestive upsets like colic:
Add Peppermint. For small animals, a drop of peppermint mixed with a few drops of a carrier oil and rubbed on the belly. For horses, can give relief while you wait for the vet. Use 20 drops Di-Gize and 20 drops peppermint rubbed on the belly where the hair is thin. Repeat in half an hour if needed.
Tip: You would want in your Pet First Aid Kit the following YL products:
Animal Scents Ointment
Animal Scents Shampoo
V-6 Massage Oil
Bandages, scissors, tweazers, cotton guaze pads, cotton balls, and any other supplies for the special needs of your pet.
Stress: Many Essential oils can help animals under stress. Animals have a keener sense of smell than humans, so use sparingly. Less is more with oils as they are concentrated. Dr Dennis Thomas in his book “Whole Pet Healing” speaks to the vibrational energy of fear and how raising the owners energy will help the pet. Oils have energetic vibrations, the highest being rose oil. Diffusing oils in the house (fifteen minutes on and 45 off ) can help to calm anxiety. I love the plant extracts diffuser as they have timers and can be repaired. Make your own room spritzers with distilled water, lavender or peace & calming in a glass spray bottle.
Vaccinations: Don’t overdo the vaccines. Yearly shots may be linked to autoimmune disorders. Titers are a great option and hopefully will be more widely used as owners start choosing them over annual shots. See Dr Jean Dodds DVM for more info. After vaccinations, detox is recommended. See Dr Shelton’s ADR.
SpOil Your Pet by DVM Dr. Mia Frezzo
Whole Pet Healing: A Heart to Heart Guide to connecting with and Caring by Dr Dennis Thomas
ADR (Animal Desk Reference) by Dr Melissa Shelton DVM http://www.oilyvet.com