I am often asked if there is any natural dewormer one can use for our dogs and cats, because as fur parents we are always worried about overuse of dewormers etc
The following intestinal parasites are some of the most common types of dog worms (taken from Viera East Vet Centre):
Another worm, found in South Africa is Spirocerca lupi. It is a deadly worm that lives in a dog’s oesophagus after a long journey through the body. On its journey to the target organs (oesophagus and aorta) S. lupi causes serious damage that leads to disease of the intestinal, respiratory and circulatory system.
Worms in Cats:
As you can see from the above there are a lot of different worms that animals can get and it affects their health and can even be fatal. Signs of worms are in dogs are:
As an Animal Aromatherapy Specialist, my recommendation is to do faecal floats at your vet to check for worms and that way one only deworms with traditional deworming when necessary. And of course prevention as much as possible. Pick up the animals stools 3 times a day if necessary especially if you have dogs that eat poop.
When it comes to essential oils there are oils we can use like Thyme for example, but these need to be worked out by a qualified Animal Aromatherapy Specialist. I have a range specifically made for dogs and cats, so please contact me to purchase yours
If you would like a consultation with me, to purchase essential oils or find out when my next class is, please contact me on +27 769414079 or email email@example.com
The information provided is for educational purpose only and is not a substitute for vet care. The statements made about the essential oils, blends, recipes and products mentioned have not be evaluated by the FDA. The information given is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent disease. It is always recommended to consult with a vet or healthcare professional.
Dental care for your animals is of the utmost importance, which many fur parents overlook.
Dental problems can actually lead to life threatening health issues, including kidney and liver disease. The continual swallowing of the bacteria is detrimental to their health.
The old adage "prevention is better than cure" applies here, so brushing your dog or cats teeth with animal friendly toothpaste is important or taking them in for dental check ups at your vet. Please do not use human toothpaste or natural toothpastes that contain xylitol as this is poisonous to animals.
So how do we look after their teeth?
As an Animal Aromatherapy Specialist I make a natural toothpaste that includes essential oils for both your cat and dog at a cost of R75 for 50g. To purchase this product please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0769414079