Pets become stressed for many different reasons – travel, unfamiliar guests in the house, being separated during your absence, loud noises like thunder or fireworks, or even from sensing their owner’s mood swings. Because your pet is sensitive to his physical and emotional environment, he may occasionally act out in response with excessive barking, inappropriate elimination, or even destructive chewing, scratching, or aggression. Fortunately you can help your pet deal with stress by lessening the root causes of the stress, and, as needed, using stress relievers.
How to relieve stress in cats and dogs: Choosing the right stress reliever
The Best Essential Oils to relieve stress in cats and dogs
Frankincense (BoswelliacarteriiorBoswelliaSacra). Frankincense is rich in sesquiterpenes, which are molecules that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. This enables this precious oil to carry much-needed oxygen into the brain, as well as stimulating the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. A study carried out in 2008 found that one of the constituents of Frankincense oil – incensole acetate – was found to have properties that lower both anxiety and depressive behavior.
Geranium (Pelargoniumgraveolens). Geranium is an essential oil that helps relieve tension, stress and release negative memories (it works with the liver chakra to release toxins from the body). It also helps to open the mind to new ideas. Can be applied topically or diffused.
Orange (Citrussinensis). Researchers from Reduce the amount of anti- depressants they took. The orange oil also restored their endocrine and immune systems to normal levels. This oil can be diffused or taken internally.
Sandalwood (Santalumalbum). Sandalwood has an effect on the brain’s limbic systems. It works well to balance both the emotions and the immune system. May be applied topically or diffused.
Disclaimer: Anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. Where essential oils are mentioned, it’s recommended you use only pure, unadulterated therapeutic grade essential oils and follow the safety directions of the manufacturer.
Color Reflex Therapy to relieve stress in cats and dogs
The YELLOW Reflex therapy and Color Therapy can be applied on your pet to help with the stress problems and with any allergy, itching or dry skin they could encounter due to emotional impacts.