While essential oils may smell heavenly, they are anything but for your furry friends.
These trendy forms of aromatherapy are sending many cats and dogs to the emergency room with shortness of breath, rashes, and liver failure.
New York veterinarians are reporting an uptick in animals coming into their offices after experiencing health issues related to essential oil use.
A particular kitten owner found her pet near-death, limp, and barely breathing. She rushed to the vet and the cat had to be hooked up to a ventilator and an IV.
Inhaling, ingesting, and touching the oils are dangerous for pets. Phenol, a chemical compound found in most oils is poisonous to pets. Another issue with essential oils is that they are unregulated by the FDA, and therefore can contain dangerous toxins for humans and pets alike.
Salt lamps can also be dangerous to your pets. If they lick the lamp it could cause salt toxicity resulting in a coma, seizure, and even death.