Domesticated animals are part of our extended family life and their health and well being are of great importance. Animals need to have good food, accommodation, ventilation and a clean environment.
Essential oils can be of benefit to pets. However it is important to remember that the skin of animals is much more sensitive than that of humans and essential oils should be used with caution. Essential oils can be poisonous if used incorrectly. Do not use essential oils directly on the skin of cats.
For a fresh, clean smelling dog try the following recipe. It is excellent for reducing fleas and parasites and helping protect your pet and will also make its coat feel soft and smell wonderful.
- 2mL Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil
- 40mL regular dog shampoo
Add Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil to your regular pet shampoo in the ratio above (for example if 80mL of shampoo is required, use 4mL of Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil). Mix ingredients together. Shampoo dog hair as normal. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and towel dry. Hair can be combed with a fine tooth (nit) comb to help remove fleas, parasites and their eggs.
Use as often as required. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
Try using the Bosisto's Wool Wash Recipe to wash all animal bedding or cages to keep fleas and parasites away and deodorise the environment. Alternatively when pet quarters are not in use spray with Bosisto's Eucalyptus Spray. Allow the oils to disperse before allowing your pet back.
“We have been using Bosisto’s Eucalyptus oil in the surgery as a general disinfectant/deodoriser for the past five years.” Dr R. Veterinarian WA
“I began raising squirrel Glider Possums from extreme infancy and thanks to my many years of hard work, was successful. I use pure eucalyptus oil (Bosisto’s) and have used same from the onset as a disinfectant for their quarters”. J.P. QLD
“Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil, we use for the hygienic cleaning and natural smell of pens, boxes and bedding for the animals in our care. We have found Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil of great benefit, for the safety and well-being of the animals.” Wildlife Emergency Care QLD
“I have three inside cats and I find that Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil and Spray is the one and only effective room deodoriser ever.” M.C. SA
The homes of rabbits and hamsters should be kept clean and dry. Use a few drops of Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil and detergent with hot water to wash the cages. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry. This helps to prevent infections and minimise fleas and parasites.
To deodorise and disinfect bird cages, wash trays and water bowls with one teaspoonful Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil mixed with hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry.
“Years ago my husband, who lived on a sheep station, also had horses. One horse that had strangles, he treated with eucalyptus in bran in a nose bag and after a time the horse improved. He is sure it was through using the eucalyptus”. M.B. WA
Contrary to popular belief, the leaves used to produce Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil are not the leaves that koalas eat. From the 600 species of eucalypt in Australia only four or five are suitable for koalas and none of these species produce eucalyptus oil used commercially.