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Is essential oil blend dog shampoo safe for a dog who has had

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Is essential oil blend dog shampoo safe for a dog who has had an seizure in the past? Shampoo includes coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, veg gum/glycerine extract, aloe extract, yucca extract, peppermint extract, lavendar extract, tea tree oil, bergamont extract, geranium extract, patchouli extract, sandlewood extract and rosemary extract. Is the tea tree oil a concern? She weighs 11 lbs.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lynn replied 10 months ago.
Hi,

Welcome to Just Answer. Tea tree oil is very potent, and dogs that have seizures are more sensitive to things like this. There is also anecdotal evidence of it actually causing seizures. So, in short, I would so don't use this shampoo on your dog. Here is a page about toxic essential oils:

http://www.veterinaryinsider.com/public/Five_Essential_Oils_You_Want_To_Avoid_In_Pets.cfm

In this situation sticking with a more conventional type shampoo would be a safer bet. Something mild, hypoallergenic, and possibly oatmeal based would be a good idea.

If you have further questions let me know.

Thanks,
Lynn
Expert:  Lynn replied 10 months ago.

Sorry that link wasn't active, here it is:

 

http://www.veterinaryinsider.com/public/Five_Essential_Oils_You_Want_To_Avoid_In_Pets.cfm

 

Thanks,
Lynn

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

would a camomile and lavendar one be ok?

Expert:  Joan replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I have been a Vet Tech for 30+ years. It seems you opted Lynn out where she cannot respond to you. Cammomile and Lavendar are fine in a dog Shampoo. This link gives you a list of the safe Essential oils that are in dog Shampoos: http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/essential-oils-for-dogs.html The link Lynn gave you are the oils to avoid and can be toxic. I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Joan

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