I call essential oils “Turbo Herbal Medicine.” The powerful remedies have been used at least as far back as Egyptian times and continue to benefit people, animals, and even plants around the world today. The following is a list of the essential oils I use most with my animals and those of my friends and clients.
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Frankincense – I always say “They didn’t give it to the Christ child for nothing!” It’s one of my first choices for animals. I even use it, undiluted, on my chickens. It’s the only oil that I’ll use undiluted on chickens – it’s that safe. I turn to Frankincense whenever one of my animals seems sick or maybe just doesn’t seem right. (Item #3548)
DiGize – This is a digestive blend that I turn to when any of my animals has a stomach issue. A colicky horse, a cat with a hairball, or a dog with gas after eating something she shouldn’t have. With the small animals, I typically put a drop on my hand and rub it on their tummy. With the horses, I’ll do that but I’ll also give them some orally. I would do that with the dog too but I haven’t had to at this point. (Item #3324)
Copaiba – I ALWAYS have Copaiba on hand for a couple of reasons. First, because it has tremendous anti-inflammatory properties so if the dog is limping or one of the horses is lame or gets kicked, I’ll put Copaiba undiluted on the dog and the horses and I’ll give it to them orally as well. Recently, I’ve helped a couple of dogs with injuries by applying copaiba and I gave it to one of them in a capsule too. This essential oil has virtually no odor. The second reason I love Copaiba is because it’s an oil amplifier! When you apply Copaiba on top of another essential oil, the effects of the first oil(s) will be magnified! You know I use this every time I use a rare or expensive oil to get more bang for my buck! (Item #3431)
Lavender – The Swiss army knife of essential oils. I always use Lavender if I don’t have something else that I would’ve liked to use. Lavender is often the next best thing due to its adaptogenic properties. However, I do turn to it first for any skin issues on the pets and horses. (Item #3575)
Thieves – I just finished clearing up a sinus infection in my 28-year-old mare using Thieves essential oil blend which gets its name from the days of the plague when a band of thieves used herbs, spices, and essential oils to keep from catching the plague from the victims who were sick and dying. This is a natural antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite blend. When I have a sick chicken, I’ll put a couple of drops of Thieves in the coop for the aromatherapy effects but I’ll also add a drop to the water as well. I put it in the feed of my mare and she ate it readily; 10 to 20 drops in her grain for 2 weeks. (Item #3423)
Peace & Calming – Whenever I go to apply oils to an animal that is sick or hurt, I like to have Peace & Calming on hand just in case. One terrier that I was doing a Raindrop technique on was acting like a typical terrier and bouncing all over the place. I simply opened my bottle of Peace & Calming and held it out for him to smell it. The terrier took a whiff and instantly laid down. The owner looked at me in amazement and I simply replied with “I know, they’re magic!” I like Peace & Calming for anytime I need an animal to relax; shipping, separation anxiety, showing, or treating a wound. (Item #3393)
Peppermint – A personal fave for myself, I like to use Peppermint for a few different things with the animals. It’s great for gas so it’s a must have for a horse who might have gas colic. I also put a couple of drops in my mares feed when she had that sinus infection because peppermint helps to open up a stuffy nose. Plus, horses love Peppermint! Additionally, I no longer pull ticks off my animals. I simply apply a drop of Peppermint oil to the tick and within seconds, it lets go on its own. No more fishing tick heads out of the skin! (Item #3614)
Purification – In addition to its air cleaning properties (litter box), I like Purification for any bug bites or stings since it works to neutralize any venom that can cause inflammation or irritation. Whenever I remove a tick from the dog, she gets a drop of Purification on the bite spot in case the tick was carrying Lyme disease or some other pathogen. I use it for ticks on the horses too. It also has some insect-repelling properties so it’s a win-win. (Item #3399)
PanAway – With Wintergreen and other anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) essential oils in this blend, it’s great for injuries, arthritis, and sore muscles. I recently put PanAway on the coronary band of a horse who had a recent abscess and he showed improvement in just a few minutes. (Item #3390 and #3391 – two sizes)
Valor – Ahhhh, Valor. This blend provides confidence while balancing the energy in the body. I love it for a horse who needs confidence in his/her work or in competition. The same goes for the rider, by the way. I like to use it at the end of an oils application or biofeedback session to help the animal to hold the results of the therapy longer. I also like Valor for my 18-year old, somewhat senile cat when he gets a little insecure and confused. I simply put a single drop in my hands, rub them together, let him smell them, and lightly pet him. (Item #3429, bottle & #3529 roll-on)
BEST VALUE: Except for Copaiba and DiGize, all of the oils listed above are included in the “Everyday Oils” collection along with Lemon essential oil. (Item #3695 for customers or #3700 to enroll as a Distributor and save)
The hair on animals actually works like a wick to siphon the oils into the skin where they are absorbed into the bloodstream. Less is often more when it comes to essential oils, especially with cats. Diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils into the air is a great way to use oils on sensitive house pets and birds.
Of course we use all of these oils on ourselves too! I’m often asked which essential oils I recommend for horses and pets – and now you know.
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Note: I only use and recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any disease or condition.
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Hello, I also use YoungLiving Oils and LOVE THEM!!! I have been using them since the day my son was born almost 6 years ago and now with our small hobby farm I have been using some oils on my animals…mainly animalscents. My question however is I have a chicken with bumble foot (a fairly bad case) and I will need to surgically remove it and i really do not want to use antibiotics as I suspect she will need.
I do have Frankincense, Thieves, Pan Away, Oregano, Thyme, and a few others which should I start with? I have her separate from the rest of the flock as of this moment and will be placing a drop of Thieves in her drinking water, but am I am to place any other oils neat on her foot? How many drops?
Barb Schult, WI
I’ve found your blog very helpful and informative. My sister introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils and I got my kit a month ago. I have a cat who has a large and growing tumor on her jaw line and growing under her tongue. I’ve been using frankincense and lavender mostly, but have incorporated peppermint and pan away as well. I just ordered sacred frankincense and will probably get myrrh today.
I also have a chicken who has been very swollen and full feeling all around her abdomen. I think it may be ascites from the research I’ve done. After reading through your blog I’m going to try frankincense and lavender today, maybe even thieves too.
If you have any other recommendations I’d really appreciate it!!
Sounds like you are doing all the right things! Good luck! Remember to go easy with oils and cats, as they don’t process them as easily as other animals. Dilution and diffusion are their friends!
Hi, I have been looking all over online….trying to figure out the best way to treat my cats for tapeworm. I ordered some digize…should I just put one drop on my hand, rub them together and rub it on the cat? or is that too much oil???? Thanks so much! or would you use something else? I do have some panaway. they have already been treated with the nasty pills from the vet because I didnt have these oils on hand and didnt want to let it go. i am thinking a dose of oils for followup wouldnt hurt. thanks for your input.
We would recommend that you purchase a book (online) that is specific for the use of essential oils in animals. Cats can be tricky.
I have a 16 1/2 year old Cockapoo. She has the beginning stages of renal failure. I’d love to try oils on her instead of other medications like Proin that the vet has prescribed for incontinence. Upset stomach is a common symptom for this condition, so I’d love to try oils to help her. I ordered Copaiba. How shoud I administer this to her safely? Are there any other oil suggestions you might think would help? She still seems comfortable, day to day, with the exception of the occasional tummy issues. Any suggestions of oils and how to administer would be really appreciated. Thx. Sue
I have ordered the copaiba to give to horse recovering from tendon injury. is it safe to continue giving her the Devil’s Claw/Yucca supplement she is currently on?
I thank you in advance for your response.
I love those herbs for pain!
Thank you sooo much for this info. I’m in love with oils and this blog has made me so much more confident using them on all 9 of my fur babies. Especially the tick info I live in 25 acres and there bad this year!! Is there a way to contact you further for more info on Usin then with dogs and cats!! Thanks in advance
Thank you so much!!! This is exactly the information I needed to find out about horses! My old TB has been having arthritis flare ups and I know this is going to help him!
What a dog with hotspots?
What have you tried?
2 1/2 year old Goldendoodle limps after a day of playing with cousin dogs. How should I apply Copaiba?
What have you tried?
I really love your post, with all the great info for animals. We recently foster a dog from the humane society, and the reason we couldn’t adopt her at first is because she, Ali was brought in by a lady thay found her and she had heart worms. The HS gave us all the medicines needed to treat her. Last week, they called us in for her once a month shot. As it turns out, they first tested her and she was heartworm negative. However, I don’t know the damage that she suffered because of these heartworms. She’s doing well, very playful and has adapted to our family very well. My 7 & 11 yr old boys adore her, as my husband and I do too. My ? is sometimes when she plays or eats, she throw up liquid. We have an appt with the vet on Monday to follow up with the doctor who takes care of the animals at the HS. So she will know Ali. I use Young living myself, so I have most everything on your list. I want to use digize to help her. Is there anything else that you would recommend. Also, I found a tick on her and my husband got it off, but I can’t wait to show him your video so he sees what the peppermint can do.
Thank you again for your great video and anything else you might be able to help us with our situation.
Lisa Q Maynard, LMT, NMT & SMT
Ethically, we need to do a consultation before recommending any course of action. I’m sure you understand.
I’m glad I found this page. I have 2 month old chicks that caught something from a 4.5 month old Lavender Amaraucana I’m pretty sure it’s mycoplasma gallisepticum, one chick in particular has a swollen joint on one side, her thigh is bigger than the other which is making her walk funny and I was wondering if I could use Copaiba and Panaway on it. I also might put thieves in their coop and water to see if it will stop the sneezing and runny eyes.
Hi my name is Michelle and I have been using young living oils for a year now and I would like to incorporate it with our cattle, horses and other animals we have. Right now I have a horse with a swollen hard hock I. The back end o the right side and I saw that we can use copabia butbi want sure how much to rub o her. Can you help please.
We would need to set up a consultation. There are some essential oils for animals books available too. You may find those helpful!
I’ve heard of copaiba oil helping people with neurological disorders (think MS). My FIL’s dog has seizures and he currently uses THC oil to help her with them. Would copaiba Oils potentially work for that as well? How would you give/administer the oil to the dog? What amount/dilution would you use? She’s about 8-10 lbs tea cup chihuwawa…
I think he’s on the right track with the cannabis oil. I like Helichrysm for nerve support. You may also want a consultation with our Veterinary Homeopath https://naturallyunbridled.com/articles/animal-homeopathy-nutrition/
I loved all your info, but I would like to respectfully ask you to remove the line about putting the EO directly on the tick so that it will back out of an animal. I’m a Lyme survivor and I’ve done more research than you can imagine. Anything done to (blown out match) or put on (EO or other substance) a tick will make it release. That’s not the problem, the problem is this annoyance of the tick causes it to regurgitate into the host before releasing. This is how Lyme and other co-infections are spread. I would love to share your info, but cannot in good conscious until that is removed. I don’t anyone to have to deal with this grueling health battle the way I have. Thank you and take care.
Thank you for your comment. I have seen that information, but as a former scientist, I have to wonder who conducted the supposed tick regurgitation research. I cannot imagine any medical or pharmaceutical company investing their research dollars into determining if an essential oil (that they don’t sell) will cause a tick to regurgitate (and why would they care). I also cannot imagine an essential oil company would do this research – or even how they would determine if the tick regurgitated. I have to imagine that squeezing a tick with tweezers/forceps to remove it, may actually force it to regurgitate due to the pressure.