When it Comes to Pets and Essential Oils, Err on the Side of Caution

A calico cat sniffs at an essential oil defuser made of bamboo

Humankind have used medicinal plants for thousands of years. The leaves, bark, roots, seeds, fruits, and flowers of various plants have different active ingredients (one part of the same plant could be safe, others toxic). Extracted from plants, essential oils are considered volatile. 

Essential oils also have a long history. While more research is being done to understand the effects of these powerful products on people, the combination of pets and essential oils may be risky.

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Pet Poisoning Prevention: What Every Pet Owner Needs To Know

We do so much to make sure our pets are healthy and safe, but is poison proofing our homes one of them? Once we take a good look around, the amount of products we have in our homes that can sicken or a kill a pet can be downright frightening.

Just because your pet has never investigated the houseplants, cleaning products, or the contents of your purse or bathroom cabinets doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. March is National Poison Awareness Month, and what better time to address the serious issue of accidental pet poisoning and how to prevent it in your home.

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Pets and Pot: What You Need to Know

As marijuana becomes an accepted part of our culture, it is finding its way into more American homes. While its use has many reported benefits, it isn’t always a good thing when it comes to our animal friends. Pets and pot don’t really mix and it’s important for pet owners to be aware of marijuana toxicity in their furry friends.

Crash Course on Cannabis

The plant Cannabis sativa is commonly referred to as marijuana or pot. This plant contains a compound known as THC which has been shown to alter brain function. Commonly smoked or ingested by people who use it recreationally or for medicinal purposes, marijuana is one of those items in our homes that can be harmful to our pets.

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