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Oregano Oil for Dogs: Things You Need to Know

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Recent studies demonstrate the potential health benefits of oregano oil for dogs.

This oil has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties.

For dogs, oregano oil needs to be used carefully with the emphasis on finding a therapeutic grade product.

Oregano oil for dogs could be applied orally, topically or diffused, yet it ought to never be regulated to your dog in its undiluted form.

Due to its power, you have to pursue treatment advice from your veterinarian or other canine health experts when using essential oil for dogs.

What Makes Oregano Oil So Powerful for Dogs?

Oregano contains two potent chemical compounds, the first is carvacrol, and the second is thymol. They can destroy harmful bacteria and microorganisms.

What Is Oregano Oil for Dogs Used For?

This oil is  successful at treating canine illnesses because of fungi and bacteria.

It also works to combat some specific parasites and viruses.

It contains anti-cancer polyphenols and fights free radicals.

Some things oregano oil for dogs can combat

·         Candida

·         Ear mites

·         Giardia

·         Salmonella

·         E.coli

·         Used in dog’s toothpaste for enhanced oral health

It also can be used in traditional antibiotic therapy. It also can help to minimize the side effects of some antibiotics as well.

Oregano Oil for Dogs vs. Traditional Antibiotics

One of the most energizing parts of using oregano oil for dogs instead of traditional antibiotics (or also antibiotics) is that germs can’t become resistant to its effectiveness like they can with therapeutic antibiotics.

This obstruction can bring about “super-bugs” that are not treatable. It holds promise for taking care of this issue with Western drugs.

Melissa Shelton, a holistic practitioner with a specific focus on essential oils for animals, explains “Every time essential oils are harvested, they’re a little bit different because they are constantly changing.”

“Their ability to function as antibiotics evolves just as bacteria evolve because otherwise, the oils would become extinct. They must evolve to fight off evolving bacteria. Human-made drugs can’t do that. Once they’re created in a laboratory and patented, they remain the same forever. So essential oils are amazing in that they continually evolve.”

Never use oregano oil for your dog in place of antibiotics without your vet recommendation.

How to Administer Oregano Oil for Dogs?

Mix one drop of oregano oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil, e.g. olive oil or coconut oil for topical applications like fungal skin conditions.

When you are giving oregano orally to your dogs, use two to three drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil and administer it to your pet three times a day.

It also based on the recommendation of your dog’s vet.

If you would like to prepare your own oregano oil, you can add half teaspoon of high quality dried oregano with one and half to one ounce of olive oil.

Let the mixture leave for one or two days, and then you dilute it as you could with a store-bought essential oil.

Note: It is a general dose for your dog. The proper dose can have many factors, for instance, age, weight, and purpose of use.

Always check with a holistic vet to get a professional recommendation for proper dose and to see if it’s okay to use oregano oil with your dog’s particular health problems and medications.

Side Effects of Oregano Oil for Dogs

It is safe when diluted adequately, whether it is taken orally or topically.

Don’t increase your dog’s dose without the prescription of your pet’s health practitioner or vet.

If you see any skin irritation, discontinue use immediately.

Other things you need to keep in mind whenever you use any essential oil is to know your dog’s current health condition and check with your vet to be sure that it is safe to use for your dog.

Keep a strict eye on your dog’s reaction and discontinue use if you feel any adverse reaction.

What Dogs Should Avoid Oregano Oil?

 Never use these oils around your dog’s eyes, nose, and genitals. You don’ need to add essential oils to your dog’s food or water until your vet says it’s okay.

However, don’t use essential oils with puppies below the age of 10 weeks, the dogs that are prone to seizures.

You need to be careful to use it for dogs with bleeding problems, as it may increase the risk of bleeding.


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