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|Posted on November 8, 2014 at 4:25 PM|
What are the Dilution Ratios for Dogs?
The best way to think about dilution for dogs is to go by the weight of the dog. A small dog under 20 pounds you would treat as a human child or toddler. I would dilute from 30-90% of the human dose again depending on its size.
Essential oils for larger dogs can be used similarly to humans. A medium dog that is in the range of 25-50 pounds can tolerate less than a large dog that is 100 pounds!
My dog, Ayla is a golden retriever weighing about 57 pounds. I usually don’t dilute the oils from the human dosage; however, I also just use one drop! But she is very clean; she eats raw food.
So keep in mind, as we do with humans, that if a dog is sick or toxic then it is best to use less essential oil at first. This is because most oils will detoxify the body at a cellular level.