Essential Oil Therapy

Essential Oil Therapy is the practice of using therapeutic grade essential oils, topically, orally, or aromatically for a naturally safe and effective treatment of common pet conditions. Dr. G has formulated her own essential oils to use regularly on both well and ill patients.

Dr. G recommends consulting with a trained veterinarian before using essential oils around your pet. VetNaturally’s™ essential oils are grouped into three categories: Wellness, Purification, and Calming/Pain Relief. For a comprehensive list of benefits, please refer to the specific product.

The Science Essential oils are extracted from natural plants through a distillation process. Essential oils can be extracted from the grass, flowers, leaves, branches, bark, or roots of the harvested plant. The resulting oils are then tested with a Gas Chromatographic Spectrometer to ensure that the proper ingredients are at the level required for a beneficial therapeutic effect. Additionally, Dr. G performs microbiological testing on her essential oils to study their antibacterial effects in the laboratory.

Dr. G Testing in the Lab

An example of a microbiology test performed by Dr. G to determine what happens when Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) is grown on an agar dish, then instilled with pure VetNaturally™ essential oils and incubated for 24 hours. Notice that each oil creates a clear “kill zone” preventing the growth of MRSA on the dish.

While not proven in live pets, it is clear that most VetNaturally™ essential oils kill MRSA in the laboratory setting.

Dr. G recently presented her VetNaturally™ Essential Oils Abstract at SAWC

Organic is Better The definition of an organic product is one that is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or industrial solvents. Products labeled 100% organic must contain only organically produced ingredients.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has strict quality requirements that must be met in order to display their organic certification on a label. Dr. G has developed her own line of USDA certified organic essential oils. VetNaturally™ therapeutic grade essential oils are safer to use compared to lower grade essential oils as they are pure and free of synthetic perfumes or solvents.

Safety & Procedure Diffusion is the most common use of VetNaturally™ essential oils. Pets are much more sensitive to aromatherapy because of their powerful nasal receptors. It’s important to respect your pet’s sense of smell, so please see the Resource section of the website to learn more about Dr. G’s safety guidelines. Essential oils are highly concentrated, so they should only be used in small amounts and not around your pet’s eyes.