Is camphor good for dogs?

Do essential oils hurt dogs

Is camphor tree poisonous to dogs?

No, camphor is not at all suitable for dogs as these canines can suffer from various ailments if they come in contact with this terpene such as pawing at the skin, licking off all those areas where the camphor is applied, redness of skin and irritation in eyes.

Camphor is an organic compound that people use widely to treat pain, irritation and itching. It has a waxy texture and flammable properties, and you will get this compound in the woods of Cinnamomum camphora. 

From the past few years, companies are effectively and efficiently using it to make balm and body rub. Such topical ointments are very useful for human beings, but they are not beneficial for our beloved pets like dogs.

Our skin tends to absorb the camphor quickly, but nothing will happen as such in the case of dogs, as it increases the risk of poisoning. The smell of this compound is so strong that it will make your dog sick. Furthermore, it can cause infection and headache to your pet.

Products having camphor as its base causes irritation to our nose and leaves our eyes watery. Then we should think of dogs who can’t express their feelings when they get the exposure of such a strong smell.

If your dog accidentally consumes it, then they will show some of the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, burning sensation in throat and mouth, depression and other mild symptoms. But in other species, the symptoms could turn out to be very serious like a seizure, depression of the central nervous system, pneumonia and risk of aspiration.

list of essential oils that are toxic to dogs
List of essential oils that are toxic to dogs

Which essential oils are toxic to dogs?

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has toxic properties, and it could harm the dogs. Due to the presence of terpenes, these chemicals prove to be more effective against bacteria’s and fungi. The ingesting of these compounds can lead to moderate weakness, and even the dog can face difficulty while walking, or they can seem to be partially paralyzed. Moreover, in rare cases, the dog can come across life-threatening symptoms like coma, reduced level of consciousness, tremors and seizures.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is the terpenes that are extracted from the plants. This oil is rapidly absorbed in the system, whether they ingest it orally or through the skin. This oil can create liver problems for puppies, young dogs and dogs.

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon oil is also one of the essential oil that is harmful to your pet. This oil can lead to a change in the behavior of your pet and can even lead to respiratory problems.

Peppermint Oil

The peppermint oil can lead to skin problems, and mucous membrane irritation and even its strong smell can also disturb the dog’s nose. Methanol is the prime ingredient that you will find in peppermint oil. As per the researcher’s analysis, methanol has the properties to kill bacteria, fungi and yeasts. But the same thing cannot happen in the case of dogs.

Try to keep your favorite canines away from these essential oils as it will affect their health severely, especially those who are having liver problems.

Ylang Ylang Oil

The ingestion of ylang-ylang oil can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, muscle tremors, low body temperature, unsteadiness, redness and burning on the gums, lips, tongues and lips. In the most severe cases, your pet can also suffer from low body temperature.

Everyone needs a companion in life, and there come our all-time favorite dogs which fill in the gaps, so it is our responsibility to take care of these little creatures and not give essential oils which are toxic to dogs.

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