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Essential oils have grown in popularity for natural health remedies, relaxation aids and DIY personal care products.

Why it matters: What’s healthy for humans isn’t always healthy for our pets.

🥊 The bottom line: If your pet is acting strange and you smell essential oils on them, call your vet or the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661.

Go Deeper with this article.

🔬 Zoom in: Symptoms to watch for include

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lack of coordination or balance
  • Excessive drooling
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Shakiness or muscle tremors
  • Irritation of mouth or face (pawing at it)
  • Vomiting

👉 Oils to avoid for dogs and cats

  • Cinnamon oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Pennyroyal oil
  • Pine oils
  • Sweet birch oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Wintergreen oil

👉 Additional oils to avoid for cats

  • Citrus oil
  • Clove oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Ylang ylang oil

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Pet proof areas where you keep essential oils
  • Be cautious about using a diffuser — passive diffusers release fragrance only and are safer than active diffusers that release mist from the oils



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