Keeping the Dog Healthy
If you follow me on Instagram you will see I occasionally post pictures of Jake the Jack Russell. This little guy is one tough, smart cookie and an essential oil dog! He too has been on his own healing journey and I know I am doing the best I can to keep him healthy and happy in a more holistic way.
A Dog’s Diet
He eats a BARF raw dog food diet which keeps his coat soft, shiny and parasites away. When he first started it he was so grumpy, similar to when I first started detoxing. After a while he got used to it and has become leaner, never begs for food and always looks forward to his dinner! I also find he doesn’t need to have a wash as much, which is good for his skin’s natural oils. He likes bones for his teeth are always super white. Jake used to have to go to the vet every couple of months to get them cleaned, which stressed him out. On the odd occasion if he does have bad breath I just add some finely chopped fresh parsley to his meals and that seems to sort him out too. Other things Jake loves that keeps him healthy are:
- Coconut oil in his food
- Hemp oil in his food
- Essential oils for his coat and anxiety issues
- Homemade biscuits
- Ear cleaning with essential oils
- 3-4 walks a day and swiming in the salt water
- Singing bowls
- Bone broth with a pinch of turmeric
- Playing attack
- Building nests for himself and digging
Fleas and Ticks
Like me I didn’t want to put nasty chemicals in his body, as all the ingredients on the packet freaks me out! I did research to see which essential oils would be best for him. I use a blend of cedarwood, lavender and tea tree with coconut oil and rub that into his fur. He actually has a few blends which he loves. At first he really didn’t essential oils but now he loves it and afterwards he is so calm and gentle. I also have a spray bottle with water and about 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil and spray him once a week before we go on a walk. So far there has been no itching, no fleas or ticks!
One evening he got a really red ear that irritated him and it would of cost $300 at the vet. I did a little experiment and added a drop of purification and water to a cotton pad and gently rubbed his ear with it. In the morning the redness had gone down and the next day his ear was completely healed and the irritation gone. The power of oils for healing is such an amazing tool to have at home for anyone!
His mood is better since his diet change and with having essential oils around him. Whenever I have my essential oil diffuser going – he knows, I can always find having a nap nearby. Here on the Gold Coast there are really bad tropical storms and this freaks the poor little guy out. He starts to hyperventilate and runs around the house looking for places to hide. You always know when a thunderstorm is coming the hairs on your arm stand up and you have a ball of fluffy running around very unsettled, they can go on for hours. I will firstly rub a blend called ‘Peace and Calm’ on him with some coconut oil and if the thunder is really bad and loud he has a thunder coat. His coat has magnets in it and makes him feel safe, but the essential oil blend seems to normally do the trick.
[Tweet “A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right.” ―Barbara Kingsolver “]
If you love your animals as much as I love Jake then maybe you too might want to consider a more natural way of living for them as it’s not only humans who are getting sicker at a younger age. I’ll answer your questions on pricing, discounts and ways in which oils can help you to enhance your life. There is so much information it would be too daunting to include it all on one post, I really want to help you and your furry ones live a vibrant healthy life. Bo xx