Vet warns about dangers of essential oil diffusers to pets

Essential oil diffusers at home are not good for the health of your pets at home


In recent times, the essential oil diffusers have become a growing trend and a common product in households. But a local veterinarian has warned that they might not be safe for the pets. The essential oil diffusers release the molecules of the essential oils in to the air that you inhale and come in to contact with. The researchers have said that the essential oils can help with the conditions of cold, flu and sinus congestion.

However, Dr. Beth Malinich, from the Fairview Park Animal Hospital said that essential oils are not suitable for pets at all and that cats lack an essential enzyme in their liver and makes these essential oils toxic to their health. Dr. Malinich added, “They just don’t mix. The oils can cause some severe liver problems.” At the same time the vet added that if you have a cat and a diffuser then you need not have to panic.

The vet further informed that there are different types of diffusers in the market and that the pet owners need to make sure that they have the right one. The passive diffusers evaporate the oils and produce the natural smell. Such diffusers are not so bad unless the cat knocks over the diffuser and gets in to the oils themselves. So if at all pet owners need to have a diffuser then this is the perfect one to have.

The active diffusers need to be avoided. Such kind of diffusers expel micro droplets of the oil and if your cat gets in to that material then that can get in to their fur and can groom it off themselves. This is the reason, why active diffusers can be harmful for the pets. Some of the symptoms can include tremors, drooling, vomiting, wobbliness, low heart rate, low body temperature, respiratory distress and others. Dr. Malinich has also warned that birds are very essential to essential oils and the active diffusers.

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