Lisa Crosley, President of Lifestyle Comfort Solutions, explains ways to create a comfortable home while protecting furry and feathered friends.
Essential oils are exploding in popularity. Whether used for health reasons, to keep homes smelling fresh, or to relieve stress, what is good for you may not be good for your pets. At the end of the day, mechanical air purification may be a better, safer way to go.
Choose Oils Carefully
Not all essential oils are equal. Some are stronger. Others, concentrated. Some are mixed with carrier oils which may irritate your pet’s skin or respiratory system.
Curious pets may wish to investigate sweet-smelling liquids, or to ingest what smells like food.
Remember! Cats and dogs have an enhanced sense of smell. Fragrances you enjoy could irritate your pet.
What to Avoid
- Dogs—clove, garlic, juniper, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, wintergreen, lemon, lavender, peppermint, birch
- Cats—cinnamon, thyme, wintergreen, oregano, tea tree, birch, clove
- Birds—talk to your vet
- Reptiles-talk to your vet
How can you tell if your pet is ill from essential oil poison? Consult your vet if you pet experiences: drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, weakness, depression, sneezing, difficulty breathing, pale or yellowish gums, or excessive thirst or urination.
Fresh Air Alternatives
Achieve fresh, clean, breathable air, and remove unpleasant odors from your home through mechanical air filtration or air purification.
These accessories work with your heating/cooling system to remove more that 99% of viruses, germs, odors, pet dander, and other particulates from the air.
Rather than mask air offenders, mechanical filtration or purification removes them from the air you and your pets breathe.
You can learn more by visiting us at www.lifestylecomfortsolutions.com, or calling us at 937.275.4718. We’ll share the many ways we keep our own homes comfortable, safe, healthy, and energy efficient.