In the recent years, the use of the essential oils has taken much popularity and today, knowing the numerous benefits of using and diffusing the essential oils has made people love and buy them more than ever. Due to this huge popularity, the sale of the essential oils has also become very well-known and you can now find then on any convenience store easily. If you too are fond of mixing and diffusing the essential oils and a cat person as well, then you must know that your fury friends are not that fond of these oils as you are and these oils could even be toxic and fatal for them.
According to the pet fetch care post, there are several oils that are toxic to the cats due to the reasons that their tiny livers cannot absorb and process some of the chemicals present in these oils, which make them get sick very quickly. The continued use of diffusing and mixing these oils can make a cat seriously ill that can easily take her to the edge of life. So if you want to keep the fondness of cats and essential oils side to side, then make sure you do the diffusing of oils sparingly, not in routine.
You might now be wondering if every oil is toxic to your pet or not. Well according to the latest studies, the oils containing phenol and monoterpene hydrocarbons are said to be the toxic ones for the cats. You should therefore try your best to avoid the use of these chemicals and the use of the essential oils containing these chemicals as well. Here is a list of the commonly used oils that can be toxic for the cats.
- Pine oils,
- Citrus oils,
- Tea tree
These and several other oils are responsible for effecting the cats. Following a few helpful tips can guide you in choosing the most appropriate and cat safe oils for diffusing.
- Use these oils in moderation
- Use more dilation in the oils
- Limit the contact of cats with the diffused oils
- Ask your vet for the precautions and preventions
- First test a very small amount of the oil for diffusion and observe cat’s behavior against it
Staying more alert to the responses of the cat is also going to help you learn what to do in cases of emergency.