Can I use tea tree oil on my dog”s skin tag? Also how much do you think I should use?
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Although tea tree oil has a number of topical uses for dogs, it is toxic if ingested. The oil contains terpene, which is the chemical that makes it effective against fungi and bacteria. This chemical is also what makes the oil toxic, especially in its undiluted form. Tea tree oil is still very toxic for pets even when it is diluted in some cases because terpenes are absorbed through the skin. In addition to this, many dogs tend to lick their injuries, which causes the oil to be ingested.
Tea Tree Oil - Do Not Use On Dogs or Cats
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I thought my vet was going to have seizures herself when I asked about teatree oil when I took my dog in for a checkup. Apparently they constantly get emergency visits from dogs & cats who have teatree oil on them from their owners who think it must be OK if it’s natural and they use it on themselves. BS! Never use this stuff on your pets! Always ask a vet before you try anything you read on the net. If I hadn’t I would have learned the hard way. Never use tea tree on cats it will kill them! Cats don’t metabolize things like dogs.
Photo provided by FlickrTea tree oil is very toxic to dogs and cats and also destroys the kidneys and liver. Please don’t use it.
Photo provided by FlickrConsult with your veterinarian about how to apply tea tree oil to your dog’s skin for the treatment of fleas and ticks.
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He did say that the Comfortis is the best way to go for fleas now, because fleas are immune to the other topicals. With Comfortis, it doesn't matter if you get them wet, etc. So she is on this now. He said after Comfortis has been on the market for fifteen years, fleas will become immune to it also. Comfortis is a huge chewable tablet that they take like a treat and it is given once a month. After I did this bath and for weeks after, I noticed she really seemed to be happy and not digging on herself, like she does when she gets that buildup from the yeast, etc. The yeast will show itself on the skin by looking like mold, or black trimming around the ears. The vet had showed me this before. I had looked at her stomach a day or so after the bath and I could see where I actually missed. There were black dots on part of it where I couldn't see where I was massaging. The place the shampoo touched and was massaged in was perfectly clear of the yeast. I was really impressed with this recipe which is also a lice remedy when combined with white vinegar. It makes her happy. I don't think any other form of shampoo would be such an anti-fungal as the tea tree oil and Dawn. Dawn has long been used on animals and such. As harsh as it sounds, it is actually very gentle, and I always use it because I know how much I always used it on my foster animals. I really never thought of using it on a full grown dog, such as mine, but I am so glad I did and so is she. Remember to keep it off of cats. Also, never use oatmeal shampoo on dogs with a yeast problem because it only feeds the yeast and then they multiply faster. By from Tri-Cities, TN1-800-PetMeds Be Soothed Shampoo is a dog shampoo made with tea tree oil and aloe vera. Be Soothed Shampoo relieves bacterial, fungal, and yeast infections on the skin. It is an ideal shampoo for all dogs and puppies over 8 weeks of age, and is especially helpful in killing bacteria associated with scratches, surface wounds, and hot spots. To help skin irritations between baths, use Be Soothed Spray.Be Soothed. Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief is a treatment formulated to relieve pain and itching of your dog's skin, based around the healing powers of tea tree oil. Your dog may need Be Soothed. if there is evidence of: a fungal or bacterial infection, reddened/inflamed patches of skin, pustules associated with insect bites, licking/scratching behaviors that indicate discomfort, hot spots that weep fluid or have crusted over, or scratches or surface wounds. In addition to Be Soothed. Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief, try Be Soothed Shampoo to help relieve pain and itching. Made in the USA. 1-800-PetMeds Be Soothed. Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief is for external use on puppies and dogs 8 weeks of age or older only. Do not use 1-800-PetMeds Be Soothed. Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief on cats. Avoid getting spray in your dog's eyes. Apply to a cloth to apply product to face and surrounding area.