TOP 10 Essential Oils That Are Toxic To Dogs

TOP 10 Essential Oils That Are Toxic To Dogs

Do you use a diffuser at home for essential oils?

Then you need to read this post!


Some essential oils are toxic to dogs, please make sure you are either researching the oils you use or asking your vet to make sure they are safe to use around your dog.


Here are the top most common essential oils that are toxic to dogs:

  • Pine Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Pennyroyal Oil
  • Cinnamon Oil
  • Wintergreen Oil
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Sweet Birch Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Citrus Oils


How do you know if your dog is sick because of the use of essential oils?

If you use essential oils and notice your dog might be ill, take them straight outside for some fresh air and look for these signs:

  • Watery and red eyes
  • Excessive watery nose
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Drooling
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Any redness around the eyes, nose or lips
  • Excessively rubbing their face or ears
  • Tired or lethargic
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Tremours
  • Balance problems / wobbly when walking
  • Any changes in behaviour

If you notice any of the above signs and believe it could be due to essential oils, take your dog straight to the vet and take the essential oil you've been using in a sealed bag or container to show your vet.


You can always call the vet beforehand depending on the severity of your dog's illness from toxins.


To be on the safe side it's always good to research to talk to your vet about each ingredient before you use any scented products, better to be safe!


- CanineCraftsUK

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