When introducing essential oils to your pet , always start S-L-O-W-L-Y.
SELF SELECTION: Allow your pet to choose which oil they like.
Introduce the oil initially with the CAP ON – pets have keen noses and a little goes a long way.
Positive results may be subtle: Be observant but let them tell you “yes” or “no” with their behaviour.
Always observe your pet’s behaviour for the first 20 minutes or so when diffusing a new essential oil.
Start with your oils MORE diluted when introducing essential oils topically to your pet.
You can use carrier oils such as fractionated coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, etc.
You can always increase the concentration if the desired effect is not reached, but it is difficult to remove an essential oil once it has already been absorbed.
Remember, each animal is an individual and your pet may be more or less sensitive than others.
Observe their behaviour. They will tell you if an essential oil does not agree with them!
Source: Essential Oils for Pets, Dr Janet Roark DVM