My Peaceful Paws - A Calming Essential Oil Blend for Dogs.
My Peaceful Paws supports your dog's natural feeling of being calm through topical application. It has its advantages over calming treats and supplements when dealing with an anxious dog. If you have ever had a dog that thinks thunder or fireworks means the sky is falling, then you know most of them won't take a treat once they are in "survival mode." A topical blend can be applied regardless, and if you use a Thundershirt, and it isn't quite enough to calm your dog, then the blend can be applied to that for added effect. It can also be applied to bedding in your dog's crate if you are dealing with separation anxiety. (See the "How to use" page for more information)
It is used to support dogs having issues with anxiety, fear of thunder, fireworks, performance nerves, anxiety around strangers, new places, vet and grooming visits, and unfamiliar settings. It can also help take the stress out of being away from home in boarding situations. My Peaceful Paws can also help older dogs struggling with the anxiety that comes with cognitive decline. Several dog trainers offer "My Peaceful Paws" to their clients in training situations where the dog stresses about the other dogs in the class. It allows the dog to focus on learning.
Essential oils are very potent and should never be used undiluted on animals. "My Peaceful Paws" is mixed in a base of organic Safflower oil and is ready to use as directed on the bottle. The blend usually takes about 10 - 15 minutes to start working, but some see an effect faster than that. Remember, all dogs are different. Please consult with your veterinarian before using the blend if your dog has any medical conditions. Do not give your dog essential oils orally.
Pure Essential oils; Mandarin, Petitgrain, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli, and Spikenard. Base oil; Organic Safflower oil.
Directions (For external use only):
Drip the blend in your hand, apply to the dog's neck and front of the chest. The blend can also be dripped on bedding, on a bandana, or a cotton collar for added effect. Avoid the dog's face, eyes, and nose.
Small dog (under 30 pounds): 1-2 drops per application
Medium dog (30 - 60 pounds): 2-4 drops per application
Large dog (60 - 90 pounds): 4-6 drops per application.
X-large dog (over 90 pounds): 6-8 drops per application.
If your dog is at the lower end of the weight categories, please use the smallest amount recommended. The blend can be re-applied every 8 hours or so.
Avoid contact with the dog's eyes and nose. Not to be used on puppies younger than 10 weeks. This blend is not to be used on cats! Do not diffuse in cat households. Keep out of reach of children.