Essential Oils for Emotional-Behavior Issues in Dogs

Posted By Dr. Kim on Mar 24, 2013 in Dog Behavior and Nature, Dr. Kim's Views, Emotional Issues, Essential Oils |

Hi_MomAs I share today on the essential oil blends I am using to assist our new dog, King, keep in mind we are also working on training/behavior as well as the emotions. I believe in a whole health approach to dog care of course so when I mention using the oils I am also feeding a raw diet, avoiding vaccines and pesticides, etc. so that my dogs can live a well-balanced, healthy life emotionally, physically and mentally.

Each dog is unique even as there are character traits similar in each breed. I don’t know King’s upbringing, and even if I did, I’d still tweak things so that we can and he can live together in harmony since each person’s lifestyle and personality are also unique.

What I am using these blends for are to assist him in certain emotional and even physical areas of his life.

I began using three blends to assist King:

1. Abundance. Since he eats his food really fast and always acts hungry even though he is fed Abundance oil blend by Young Livinggrass-fed raw meat/bones/organs that is more than enough for his weight and size. The idea is for him to get it into his head that he has plenty already.

2. Harmony. To bring his body/mind/emotions into harmony, balance so he can be more relaxed, assured in his role in our home as well as in his body.

3. Surrender. He has some toy possessiveness and plays too rough with other dogs. Surrender will help him with these issues. He is a very smart dog so persistence is key on our end. I think it is mostly us humans that need all the training and behavior modifications. Our dogs are VERY tuned into us, our actions and attitudes – more so than any of us average pet owners are to them! We are working with him not relying on the oils to try and do all the work which would not be wise on our part. King is just having to unlearn some things and re-learn better things. That is something that we all go through in this life if we are honest with ourselves and others. These oil blends really do assist us in this work 🙂

I am using these blends on King topically, petting him with them on my hands. I also diffuse other oils.

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Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the Animal Talk Naturally podcast. Copyright 2018 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article.