Features December 2016 Issue

Aromatherapy for Your Dog's Arthritis Treatment

These are some of our favorite commercial essential oil products that help sore, achy, arthritic dogs. In addition, you can make your own aromatherapy blends.

Aromatherapy for Your Dog's Arthritis Treatment

Aromatherapy and topical essential oils that can make your arthritic dog feel better.

Each essential oil has a chemical category that may have several different effects. Aromatherapy is a modern healing art, and the therapeutic quality of essential oils is still being discovered. In other words, aromatherapy is a complex subject that deserves careful study and expert guidance. There are many ways to deliver essential oils into your dog’s environment. Essential oils – the volatile substances of aromatic plants – are collected, usually by steam distillation, from leaves, blossoms, fruit, stems, roots, bark, or seeds. The water that accompanies an essential oil during distillation is called a hydrosol or flower water. Hydrosols contain trace amounts of essential oil and are themselves therapeutic.

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