Oils & Pets – A Healthy Tuesday Tip

Winter has finally sprung! Our family was kind of hoping for very little snow this winter, but now that it is here our children are going out to play several times a day and having lots of fun! We have a beautiful winter scene out of our patio doors that is just delightful to look at! We hope this post helps you become more aware of the products you use on your pets (and yourself!) and make healthy choices for them (and you!).

– An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Oil Tips for Your Pets


Before any vaccinations give puppies and kittens 2-5cc of Ningxia Red for less soreness.
For larger Animals give:
Cats: 1/2 tsp
Small Dogs: 1/4 ounce
Medium Dogs: 1/2 ounce
Large Dogs: 3/4 ounce
X-Large Dogs: 1 ounce
Horses: 1-2 ounces (Start slowly)

This really helps with less soreness and also helps with any lethargy and reactions.


If you use traditional pet or human shampoos, consider the chemicals and try Young Living’s base shampoo that you may scent with whatever essential oil for your pet’s needs. For example: Lavender for skin issues, Copiaba for arthritis or Purification for fleas and ticks (once warmer weather arrives again!)

Flea Collars

Instead of the chemical laden flea collars you can use two oils Longevity and Purification and the supplement called Longevity. It has been found that animals that take the capsuls/oils and have the oils put on them are much less “appetizing” to insects! (Please note: This is not normally used on cats!)
Small Dogs : 1 capsule or 2-3 drops
Medium Dogs: 1-2 capsules or 3-5 drops
Large Dogs: 2 capsules or 6-7 drops Maximum
Horses: 1 Capsule or 3-4 Drops twice daily

A Reminder

Remember, we only recommend the use of Young Living Essential Oils for use in or around animals (and humans for that matter). This brand of essential oils consistently shows the quality needed for use in animals – and the use of other brands may prove dangerous for your animals. We know a vet who through research, case studies, and retrospective studies – is documenting the difference in qualities of essential oils in her veterinary hospital. We do not make this recommendation lightly!

Oils & Pets Book Recommendations

Essential Oils for Natural Pet Care: A Veteranarian’s Desk Reference for the Top Health Concerns of Cats, Dogs and Horses

Animal Desk Reference Website Click Here!

If you contact the author of either of the above resources, please let her know that Young Living Distributor – #1038605 Theresa Gould – sent you.

There are lots of new things coming in 2012 for our Young Living group and we hope you choose to be a part of it!


Ningxia Red

“I once forgot to give my own kittens Ningxia Red, they limped after a vaccination. Within 1/2 hour of me giving them a dose of Ningxia Red – all limping had stopped.” ~ Melissa Sheldon DVM, Minnesota

My Dog is Playing Now!

“My dog, Wolf, has never been playful, or had a ‘sense of humor’, even as a puppy people thought he was old. His fur felt like a cheap stuffed animal. I figured it was because he is half coyote.

I started giving him Sulferzyme, to see if it would cut back on the hair loss, and he started PLAYING for the first time in his life, sticking his rump in the air and wagging his tail. I thought ‘Hey, I am on to something here!’. Thinking maybe he had been in pain all this time, he is 7, I started giving him Longevity. His hair started growing thick and full, not feeling so cheap.

He now instigates playing, stealing socks, etc, and running with them. I am not sure if he was lacking something, or just feels better, but he will be on these two forever now!”
~ Mona Cheney, Nevada


“I was not a ‘believer’ of using essential oils, but I am now. My son adopted a stray cat and began feeding him. We have three large dogs, so the cat could not come into our house. The stray was plagued by fleas, unbeknownst to us, and each time we pet him, then came inside- we brought quite a few fleas in with us. It wasn’t more than a couple of weeks, when we had a flea infestation in our house. I bombed the house, and applied frontline($$), bathed all 3 dogs numerous times, but the fleas never went away.

I had to tell my 5 yr old son, that he couldn’t pet his cat, or get near him, because of the fleas. My one dog Marley actually is highly allergic to fleas, and had to be put on steriods.($$$) I had to bomb the house again, and bath the dogs 3 more times. I was also being bitten, and couldn’t sleep. My sister told me to try Purification, and I was skeptical, but at my wits end. I put 2 drops on the necks, and butts of the dogs, diffused it, and actually put 2 drops on the cats neck. The FLEAS WERE GONE IN 2 DAYS!!!!! I apply Purification about every 2 weeks to everyone.

A side note- the cat now has a beautiful shiny black coat, the discharge is gone from his eyes, and he hasn’t been sneezing like he was before. My son is happy- he can pet his cat again, and my house is back to normal. Thank you Purification!”
~Tracy Slavitsky, New York

Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils and supplements. Also, each person is different so they may not work as well for you as it does for others, So try another oil or supplement that might work better for you.

Essential oil testimonials are an effective way of learning and sharing. With this knowledge, We can take control of our own personal health. However, we are required by law to state:

“These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and Techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Consult with the health authorities of your choice.”

Copyright © 2011, Cornucopia Health Scents, All rights reserved. Previously Published as an e-newsletter Issue 1: Oils & Pets.

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  1. I don’t have pets, but my daughter does so I’m going to share this with her.

    And by the way, I shared that app with her for cats the other day and she cracked up!

  2. That’s great that she got a kick out of the cat app!

    Thanks for sharing the link with her too, hope it helps her with treat her pets “O Naturally”! ;)

  3. Natalie Z says:

    We like to keep it more natural in our house. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Candace says:

    Great tips–I’m a cat lover and am going to bookmark this for reference!

  5. Karen says:

    Great informative post with useful tips!

  6. Laura Lane says:

    Any ideas for getting rid of worms in cats naturally? I’d love you to e-mail me if you answer this.

  7. Di-Gize, Thieves, Purification, Peppermint and Valerian. Then I have also heard of people using Black Walnut capsules with a regimen of Thieves and Purification. I emailed you too!

  8. Dina says:

    great content! we’re doing a pampered pooch giveaway if you want any info let me know. Hopping by from the pinterest hop!

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