Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North Carolina
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I use doterra essential oils for our family. I agree with Karen Randall. You have to be really careful with essential oils and pets, cats even more than dogs. But if you do your research some of them can be helpful. I have used one of the doterra blends, TerraShield on Leo and will try it on Rexy as things get buggy here in a few weeks. I tried Frontline on Leo the first summer he was with us and it made him extremely itchy so I bathed him the next day and looked for another way to keep bugs at bay. I did use Vectra 3D on him in October when we went to the beach. It did not cause itching or any other issue as far as I could tell. I use it a few times per year on the big dogs. With the TerraShield, I put a few drops on my hands, rub them together and the rub it through Leo's coat. Mosquitos will buzz around but don't land on him. I use TerraShield on myself as well if I will be outside much. We don't seem to have much trouble with ticks or fleas here. I don't know if this product or other essential oils would suffice in areas with more flea and tick issues.