By Dr. Tina Wismer | vetstreet.com
iStockPhotoMany of us love the smell of lavender, cinnamon or jasmine, but what about our pets?
Aromatherapy has been touted to reduce anxiety, enhance energy and induce relaxation in people. But there are few scientific studies that have looked at the use of aromatherapy for pets and whether it has the same effects in them. As a result, there are certain rules of thumb that should be followed whenever you use these products around your pets.Scents Can Be Toxic
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to create all those wonderful scents that we humans love to breathe in deeply and enjoy. It's important to realize, however, that many of these substances that seem relaxing to us are, in fact, volatile compounds, which means they can be potentially toxic to pets at certain concentrations. Animals and people are different in how they react to these substances, and your veterinarian should always be consulted before using these products around your four-footedRead More »from Is Aromatherapy Safe for Pets?