Learn and Share How To Help Our Dogs Be Healthy With DoTERRA Essential Oils
January 2013
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Welcome to the first issue of "The Dog Oiler" Monthly Newsletter.  If you have not subscribed to this yet, please do so now on the click on link!

So many people are looking for information on how to use our powerful doTERRA Essential Oils to help our Dogs with their Health and Wellness Challenges.

For those who don't know me, I have had dogs my entire life and have always been interested in learning how to keep them healthy.  This has led me to years of research/learning about canine nutrition from world experts (which I will share with you for specific health/wellness needs.  Remember:  as with humans  - what we eat/feed our pets is the basis - the most major building block to health) and the next building block I am educating myself and others on is how to use our essential oils as either an alternative to conventional veterinary medicine or an adjunct (addition to) or support to help handle/counteract potential side effects of medications and post-surgery recovery support. 

My husband and I, and yes my dogs, have been using our powerful doTERRA Essential Oils for almost 2 years.  Because of my interest in dogs and now using our essential oils to help them with their health and wellness issues, I decided to put together information to share with other doTERRA IPC dog owners.  I have taught several classes sharing this information and through encouragement/requests from others in the doTERRA world, I am now offering a monthly newsletter.

I must say at this point that I am not a veterinarian or a veterinary assistant.  Please use common sense in your decisions to treat/help your dog (pet) with their health and wellness issues.  For serious health issues or ones you cannot figure out, for serious injuries or wounds that are not healing...please take your dog to your veterinarian.  Remember, doTERRA's mission is to find ways to work with conventional medicine using our oils to help achieve wellness.  The same is true for our pets.

My goal is to share information on the use of our oils for different health/wellness issues, and educating readers on the importance of properly supporting health with diet and exercise.  I encourage you to email me: with questions/feedback/success stories and challenges.  I will put some of your input on future email newsletters.

For those interested in excellent information on canine nutrition and using nutrition to help support your dog when dealing with health issues, see the quick link to Dog Aware.

I also have a Cat Box Corner to share some information on using doTERRA Essential Oils to help our cats.

To Healthy and Happy Dogs (and cats),

Skye Patterson

Oils To Help Dogs That Are Stressed/Fearful/

Many of our dogs suffer from Anxiety or Fears or Stressful Situations. Separation anxiety, car rides, going for walks, going to the vet, fireworks, thunderstorms, and as seen on The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan - fear of squeaky toys.  And many situations can be stressful to your dogs - such as being sick, injured, moving to a new home, introducing a new dog/cat to the home, being boarded while you are away...

There are two doTERRA Essential Oils that are found by many to be effective in helping their dogs deal with these issues: Lavender and Serenity.  You need to find which one works best for your dog and its issues.  Many people are finding that Serenity works better than Lavender - but remember every dog is different and today Lavender may work well and then over time become less effective - in which case you should try Serenity.  You could also try Balance.  Adding Frankincense to any of these oils does have what I call a "multiplier affect" - it increases the other oils effectiveness.

Please note that dogs that are sick or injured or recovering from surgery are all under stress.  Stress affects the whole body and the healing process.  I highly recommend diffusing Lavender or Serenity in these circumstances.  Also after altercations with other pets or maybe even you - everyone is under stress and these oils would be very beneficial in restoring a calm state.

The best way to use these oils for these situations is to diffuse them.  If you know that there will be an upcoming situation that your dog has issues with - start diffusing the oils 1/2 to one hour before hand.  If you are in a situation that you cannot use a diffuser - then there are other good choices:  Apply a drop on each back foot between toe pads and back of ears.  Another great method is to put a couple of drops on your hand, rub together then rub on dog's chest, neck and sides so that they are their own diffuser, or if they are in their crate or bed - put a couple of drops on the bedding.  Even better - use a sprayer top on your essential oil bottle and spray (lightly) their bedding before they get on it.  You can also be a diffuser but putting oils on your clothing if you are holding your small dog.

For those interested, I have created a simple diffuser collar that I sell for $5.50 (includes shipping).  It includes a tiny sample bottle of Serenity with 10 drops - good for 5-10 applications - for you to try.   This collar is an effective tool to use for dogs that need help over several hours and you are unable to use a diffuser.  Great for dogs that suffer from separation anxiety and you aren't home to man the diffuser.
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Introduction To Using doTERRA Oils To Help Our Dogs  
Before we first start using the oils to help our dogs it is a great idea to diffuse Serenity or Lavender for about a half before and during treatment with the oils. You want the dog to be in a relaxed state so that their experience is a positive as possible.

Some dogs do not like the smell of the oils and will associate seeing the bottle of oil with an unpleasant experience. Some dogs love the oils and will ask for them, lick them off you when you apply them to yourself (good indication that the dog has a need), or lick your fingers/hands after you apply the oils to the dog.

Try to make the experience as positive as possible. Offering high value
small pieces of treats to award them for allowing you to use the oils on them is also a good idea for dogs who are unsure/resistant.

Remember that if the dog is under 30 lbs - dilute oils that are not OK to be applied neat (see your Modern Essentials Book) with FCO (fractionated coconut oil) for many of the oils.  If you have a dog that is under 25 lbs, treat as if it is a small child and follow those guidelines.  Also,as with humans, some dog's are more sensitive - so, if applying to skin - test oils on a small area of skinto determine if you need to dilute. LESS IS MOREwith dogs...1 drop instead of 2 or 3.


The Dog's Olfactory System is about 1,000 (or greater) times more sensitive than ours. This means that they can detect much lower concentrations of aroma than we can. LESS IS MORE with dogs as they can be easily overwhelmed by the Essential Oils' aromas.

Whether we are diffusing, applying to skin or giving the oils internally, these oils go throughout the entire body and help br
ing healing and balance to the dog for either emotional  or physical challenges. 

The Cat Box Corner
Many People are Owned By Cats and want to know if they can use our doTERRA oils to help them with their health and wellness issues.  The short answer is yes.

AND there are some oils that should be avoided due to possible toxicity problems for their livers, which have difficulty metabolizing/eliminating some of the constituents these oils have - for example - those which have high levels of  phenols, terpines and/or ketones.

Of particular concern are Maleleuca and Citrus Oils.

I would also avoid hot oils:  Oregano, Clove, Cinnamon.

That said, when I started researching using oils for our cats,the recommendations were based on other lines of essential oils before doTERRA.  DoTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, have no synthetics, no pollutants such as Pesticides or Herbicides, no chemical resides from other forms of distilling/ processing, no inferior species of plant sources...all of which can result in side effects and/or great variances in efficacies of essential oils.  This cannot be said of other essential oil lines.

These "pollutants" are more than likely the cause of most of the concerns experienced in the past when using essential oils to help with health/wellness challenges in cats.

One other comment - cats are even more sensitive to the oils than dogs - more like human infants.  Definitely less is more and dilution with FCO (or some instances, water) is called for.

In future newsletters, I will be discussing specific health/wellness help doTERRA Essential Oils can offer our cats. 



The advice shared in this Newsletter has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.

If you are interested in learning more about doTERRA and their products, please use the Quick Link to doTERRA.  If you are interested in purchasing some oils for your dog or you and your family; or enrolling with doTERRA, please contact me so I can make sure you get the best prices and/or enroll properly with doTERRA.



K Skye Patterson 

The Dog Oiler