Cats/small dogs: 3-5 drops diluted (80-90%) or let oil dry on you then touch pet
Medium dogs: 1-2 drops (follow recommended dilutions for people)
Large dogs: 3-5 drops (Follow recommended dilutions for people)

Apply to skin or diffuse in air. If oil gets in eyes or is irritating add V6, organic olive oil, or organic coconut oil. Do not add water.

Laurel's favorite oils for diffusing were Frankincense, Copaiba, and Raven. She loved to put her face in it for her sniffles. She survived 2 1/2 years with a nasal tumor taking Chinese herbs, probiotics, and essential oils in her home cooked food.

Sangha enjoys using essential oils such as Lavender and Purification to enjoy his walks outside.

Dudley enjoyed Lavender, Sacred Mountain, and SARA in a diffuser for emotional support when I found him in my garage. He found a great home.

                              Emotional Oils

                                some uses and favorites                            

                 For rescue animals with past or unknown trauma

                 If their human or pet friend dies or moves away 

                 For stressed out pets or calming

                 For fears such as travel or noise                            

                 For household changes

                 To get along with others 

                 When their owner is upset 



Ashley refused herbs and supplements for her abdominal tumor. She allowed diffusing of oils which helped keep her comfortable. These included Frankincense, Copaiba, Raven, and TummyGize. TummyGize is designed for children, has a milder odor than DiGize, and is pre-diluted.

Disclaimer Notice: The information contained on these pages is intended for educational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not meant to substitute for veterinary care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. Please see a qualified veterinarian for medical treatment.  These suggested uses apply to only therapeutic grade, Young Living Essential oils.

Young Living Essential Oils


Peace and Calming/Peace and Calming II
Sacred Mountain
Stress Away
T-Away or Trauma Life


Read supplements carefully and recheck them each time you change the bottle in case the formula is different.  Don’t use anything with Xylitol in it for dogs such as the toothpastes. Thieves mouthwash was safe the last time I checked and can be added to the water.

I avoid citrus oils in cats except the blends such as Peace and Calming. Citrus oils are often used to deter cats from places. High phenol oils such as Thyme and Oregano need to be highly diluted in cats. Other oils containing greater than 50% phenols are Wintergreen, Anise, Birch, Clove, Basil, Tarragon, and Fennel. There are so many choices that you can avoid using any that are controversial.

Use oils your pets like. They are often drawn to ones they need. There are so many to choose from so keep trying. If it works on you, try it on your pets. Start far away. Their noses are stronger than ours. I keep small pre-diluted bottles of oil handy for applying on napping cats. Diffusing is an easy way to use the oils on pets. You can use a special diffuser with a timer or use an unbleached coffee filter or washcloth in the room.                                              

The starter kit oils are a great place to begin using oils on yourself and your pets. These are the current oils but substitutions for supply constraints can be made with: AromaEase™, Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™, Lemongrass Vitality™, Orange Vitality™ and Tea Tree.

Lavender 5-ml
Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
Frankincense 5-ml
Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml
Raven™ 5-ml
DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
PanAway® 5-ml

Stress Away™ 5-ml

I commonly use all of these oils although I don't use much lemon, peppermint, or citrus fresh in pets.  The peppermint is really strong. I use Valor, Pan Away or Deep Relief, Stress Away, and Copaiba every day on my acupuncture patients. 

I use Thieves products to clean my house. There is a whole line of non-toxic products. I make deodorizing sprays with some of the oils. When Purification became scarce, I started experimenting with other oils I had. Now I make a spray with Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and Citrus Fresh. You can experiment or find recipes on Young

The Animal Scents line includes an ointment, shampoo, and several oils  designed for animals.  My favorites are Infect Away and T away.

I use Raven, R.C, or Breathe Again interchangeably. Breathe Again works well in my nephew's mini poodle when he gets too excited. I also use DiGize, AromaEase, and TummyGize interchangeably in pets. TummyGize was a little weak for me personally so I use Peppermint, DiGize, or AromaEase instead.


Wendy Rodrigues member #670244

         Starter Kit Oils

This is a brief intro for people who are apprehensive about using oils on their pets.  I only use Young Living Essential Oils on my cats. For many years I was scared to use oils on my cats because of all the negative information I read.  I started to find more and more testimonials from Young Living essential oil users who were having great results with the oils. The difference is the high quality and purity of these oils.


Young Living carefully selects seeds and follows them through planting, harvesting, distillation, and bottling. This is called Seed to Seal. They use low pressure, low temperature distillation without chemicals. The land used is pristine.  Every batch is tested for quality in house and by an independent lab to confirm the oil’s target constituents. These constituents can vary based on climate, soil, time harvested, and other factors.

Essential Oils are the life blood of the plant. They come from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots,
bushes, seeds, and fruit rinds. They are highly concentrated and more potent then herbs. 
They freely flow through cell membranes. They increase oxygen and nutrients in the cells. They can be inhaled, applied topically, and ingested. Young Living has the Vitality line of dietary oils.

There are many resources for oil use for people and animals including 3rd party apps, books, and websites. These are absolutely essential as there are FDA restrictions on what can be said about these oils directly. There is a wealth of scientific research available as well.  Ask your sponsor for info.