Much has been written recently about the dangers of using essential oils with cats. For 13 years I have been using essential oils, hydrosols and herbal oils with cats, in my practice of animal aromatherapy. In this time I have helped many troubled felines to a healthier, happier lifestyle with no harmful side-effects.
Tigs (as she is known) is a 5 year old spayed female collie cross. For the first one and a half years of her life she lived as the only dog of a childless couple. Then they moved abroad leaving Tigs behind. Firstly Tigs was left with the woman who moved into their house, a friend of the couple who did not have much dog experience. A month or so after her 'parents' left Tigs was attacked by another dog while out walking and had to have several stitches in her leg.
Poor Imelena, a fifteen year old quarter horse/paint mare, had suffered from itchy skin since she was three years old. Every summer as the insects started biting she rubbed herself raw and pulled out all her mane and tail. The management solution had been to electrify her pen and stable so she couldn’t rub, which increased her stress levels, it also meant she could never be turned out with the herd, so she spent her days in a small pen.