Is Tea Tree Oil Safe For Dogs And Cats?

Tea tree oil is popular as an essential oil for its antibacterial properties. It is often used in many skincare products in humans. However, is it safe for use in pets? Yes, tea tree oil is safe for pets. In fact, there are now many pet grooming products that use tea tree oil in their formulas. It’s not only safe, but it’s also great for soothing skin irritations and has a refreshing scent. In pet shampoos and grooming products, tea tree oil is used in a 0.1 to 1% concentration. It is not advisable to use it pure and undiluted. It should never be administered orally to dogs. 

As a natural deodorizer, tea tree oil is used as an ingredient in dog shampoos, especially those that are made with natural ingredients and are toxin- and phosphates-free. It is often combined with aloe vera and vitamin E to promote well-moisturized and healthy skin.

Tea tree oil is also safe for cats. Grooming products, like wet wipes for cats, may contain tea tree oil to soothe dry and irritated skin brought about by dandruff or insect bites. 

Skin and hair coat problems should require a visit to your animal medical clinic Middletown DE


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