Calming a Nervous Dog with Thistle Farms Essential Oils
As humans, enjoying a nice storm and having some alone time are high on the list of calming and relaxing activities. Fireworks? Love them! Parties? Bring on the friends! Even housecleaning with vacuuming and squeaky window cleaning can usher in a feeling of profound calm for us.
However, some dogs disagree, and Thistle Farms is here to help.
Calming a nervous dog starts with YOU. You represent safety and all being right in their world. When your dog is in an anxious situation, hold them close, let them know that everything is under control.
In times of high anxiety, rub a couple of drops of Thistle Farms Calm Healing Oil onto your hands and gently massage between your dogs shoulders or ears. The touch of their favorite person combined with the comforting pet-safe aromatherapy of sweet orange, patchouli, and ho wood can bring peace to even the most high-strung pup. Location is important here, massaging the oils into a place they can't reach with their mouth ensures that the calming aroma stays put and that your dog doesn't end up licking the oils off.
After a while, the familiar aroma itself will represent safety to your pet's expert nose, promoting feelings of peace in times when they might usually feel anxious. If you have to be away and you know that your dog might have a hard time while you're gone, diffuse Calm Essential Oil close to their bed, crate, or dog door to remind them that they're ok.
In the absence of an allergy, and when used as directed here, these all-natural oils are safe for your best friend. Always use essential oils responsibly and follow instructions. Doing a spot test is always a good idea when using essential oils on humans or our animal friends.