Toxicity from essential oils around cats

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My youngest sister Leslie is a very successful shop owner in Lincoln, California called ‘The Green Goat’.

She is the maker of fine soaps, lotions, creams, scrubs, candles, and much, much more.

This afternoon while on FB, she posted a very important message for cat owners, and I felt I needed to share it with you.

 

A Word of Caution is shared here as Cats can not have essential oils placed or sprayed directly on them, If you use essential oils to spray your home, your Cat might inhale it and this can cause Liver damage. they can not metabolize essentials and this poses as a danger to their Health. The liver is most often the organ which is affected by essential oils. Cats’ livers are simply not the same ashumans’ livers, and they lack the ability to properly metabolize the various compounds in essential oils. Toxicity in cats can occur very quickly, through internal or external application, or over a longer period of time, through repeated or continuous inhalation of essential oils, but either way, it can lead to serious liver damage or even death. This Includes Hydrosols. Signs: Toxic buildup can go unnoticed for years. Cats that are despondent, clumsy, uncoordinated, trembling, vomiting, drooling or dazed may have elevated enzyme levels and impaired liver function, which could lead to death.

 

The Following is a List of essential oils that are Toxic to Cats:

Peppermint
Lemon Oil
Lavender Oil
Melaleuca Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Cinnamon Bark Oil
Wintergreen Oil
Thyme Oil
Birch Oil
Other oils containing phenol

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I didn’t know this, you may not know it yourself, with the holidays coming, we always want our homes to look, feel and smell their best, so these little tips  are priceless.
 
You may visit ‘The Green Goat’  at her shop up in Lincoln if your ever traveling that way, stop in, say hello, and tell her Sandy sent you, or visit her website at http://www.thegreengoat.net/
 
Sandy
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