Rosemary oil for dogs
Using rosemary essential oil is a good holistic solution for resolving some minor issues at home. However, it should be noted that dogs are more sensitive to rosemary essential oil than humans. Therefore rosemary oil should never be used undiluted.
Once appropriately diluted, the rosemary oil can be used for inhalations or more commonly, topically. As with any other essential oil, rosemary oil should only be used for addressing the concern and not preventing.
Rosemary oil should never be added directly to your dog’s food or water.
Rosemary oil is also not recommended for dogs that suffer from epilepsy or other forms of seizures, as well as for pregnant bitches and puppies under 12 weeks of age.
Rosemary Benefits for dogs
Rosemary’s benefits for dogs are wide ranging, including being:
According to the book Herbs for Pets, rosemary is a great pathogen-fighter against common food bacteria. Simply stated, it is an excellent natural preservative that keeps the food from spoiling.
The rosemary’s pathogen-fighting properties are not limited to foods only, but extend to the dog’s body too. Rosemary can help the dog’s body fight off several types of fungi and bacteria.
Because of its antimicrobial properties, rosemary is used in many antibacterial skin or eye rinse solutions. It also helps with minor cuts and burns and in urinary and gastrointestinal infections.
Rosemary helps neutralize free, cell-damaging radicals in the body. The abundance of free radicals is directly linked to several age-related diseases like cardiovascular conditions and cancer. Rosemary is classified as powerful antioxidant.
Heart health promoter –
Rosemary has potent antispasmodic effects. Simply stated, it has the ability to prevent spasms that occur on smooth muscles, such as the heart. Therefore rosemary can be used for controlling certain cases of cardiac arrhythmia and for general strengthening of the heart.
The strengthening of the heart is especially useful for dogs recovering from traumatic events.
Digestion supporter –
Rosemary is good for addressing some gastrointestinal issues like gasses and indigestion. As previously mentioned, because of its antimicrobial effects, it is also good for gastrointestinal infections.
Pest repellent –
Rosemary is a powerful repellent for bugs like fleas, ticks, and mosquito.
Coat quality promoter –
Rosemary is good for the dog’s skin and coat. Adding rosemary to your dog’s regular baths helps keep the skin healthy and the coat glossy. Rosemary has excellent skin and coat conditioning properties and is good for soothing skin irritations.
Source: Cleaner Paws, Jade Anderson
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