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Is Lavender Safe for Pets?

Herbs For Pets 2 min read
Lavender in a field - is lavender safe for pets?

Lavender is a popular scent and ingredient in many health and wellness products for humans, but many pet parents may be wondering, “is lavender safe for pets?

The History of Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is part of the mint family. It is found in Europe, Asia, and Africa and is grown all over due to its looks as wells as its uses in cooking and wellness products. It probably has one of the most popular scents in aromatherapy and the essential oils have many uses in holistic medicine. The oil is best known for promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.

The history of its uses goes back at least 2500 years. The name is derived from the Latin word ‘lavare,’ which means ‘to wash.’ The Romans used it to scent their baths, beds, clothing, and even their hair and they were one of the first to discover its medicinal properties.

The Many Health Benefits of Lavender

However, properly prepared Lavender oil is safe and known to be beneficial to dogs and cats especially when used topically

Lavender is extremely versatile in its uses. It contains volatile oils (easily evaporated at normal temperatures) making it great for relaxing aromatherapy treatments, and tannins that have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is known to stimulate blood flow and reduce muscle spasms, soothe headaches and reduce motion sickness in humans.  Topically it is known to reduce discomfort and inflammation caused by insect stings. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it extremely useful for healing and discomfort relief for both humans and animals.

dog in field of lavender - is lavender safe for pets?

How to use Lavender

Lavender contains linalool and linalyl acetate which in high doses are toxic to animals. However, properly prepared Lavender oil is safe and is known to be beneficial to dogs and cats especially when used topically. NHV Natural Pet Products has three products that contain Lavender due to its topical uses: Coco Furcare, Ouch Away and Target Spray.

Coco Furcare: This is a fresh, naturally scented coat and skin spray which supports healthy skin and coat and protects against external parasites.

Ouch Away: Is a herbal spray used for dermatitis, skin infections, and skin irritations.  It also helps encourage their regrowth and fight against infections.

Target Spray: A natural flea and tick repellant that helps control and prevent external parasites that can cause serious health issues and discomfort in pets.

Lavender looks and smells amazing and has so many uses for humans and their fur family alike. Remember, all NHV’s products are formulated specifically to be safe for pets. If you have any questions about the use of Lavender in our products, feel free to contact us.

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Published: February 10, 2021

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