Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
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Linda, it sounds like most of the people reporting that their dogs had bad reactions were putting undliuted essential oil on them. This can result in very severe symptoms -- I will not go into it here, but there is plenty of hysteria about it. If using the essential oil, it is important to only use a drop or two in a pint or so of water or other liquid. Also, supposedly it is worse for cats, and you have to be careful that they not lick it off your dog (for anyone who has cats). I have been using a flea repellant spray on my dog (due to the *^$(% cat bringing in some fleas, it's always the cat's fault), and it contains cedar oil, tea tree oil, and citronella, but highly diluted, I don't remember what with. It smells great, but very mild smelling, and seems to help calm down the itching. Even so, I have great respect for any essential oils, they can be very powerful!
Eileen and Benjamin