About two years ago I wrote a blog about dog owners and how sometimes they don’t use their brain when it comes to their pets and hot weather. Even after all this time I still see people walking their dogs in the middle of the day when the asphalt or sidewalks are at extreme temperatures. A dog’s paw pads are just a little thicker than a humans bare foot, so if you wouldn’t be comfortable walking barefoot while you are out, believe me, your dog is suffering as you would be. And since your dog can’t talk to you, you better get a grip and notice these things that are plain as day to most of us. ~ So, which essential oils does doTERRA recommend to help soothe and cool a pets overheated feet? Let’s start with Peppermint which is a super cooling oil… and if you apply it right on the pads your pup will feel at ease quickly. The other oils are: Lavender, Melaleuca, Geranium, and Eucalyptus. You can use them straight from the bottles or you can dilute them a bit with a carrier oil, like our fractionated coconut oil. You can also rub the fractionated coconut oil alone on blistered paw pads for a cooling, soothing effect that your dogs will thank you for. ~ Some other tips that can be helpful for cooling down your dogs when they are hot are to put ice cubes in their drinking water to cool it down, and even feeding them ice cubes. Some people don’t think this works but I give them to my dogs and they always thank me with a wag of the tail. You can also spray them down with water and any of the above mentioned oils in a spray bottle with water in it. In hot weather, this makes a huge difference!
Stay cool! Jana
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