Boost Your Dog’s Immune System With These Essential Oils
Chase Correll | July 19 2018
Keeping your pup’s immune system healthy is crucial for its health and wellness. A proper immune system will fight off nasty infections and illnesses. A pup with a healthy immune system is one happy pup, and you’ll be one happy dog owner too. You’ll spend less time worrying about your fur baby’s health and more time playing and cuddling. So what’s the best way to boost your pup’s immune system, or keep your pup’s immune system active and alert? Let’s take a look at some of the most beneficial immune system boosting oils for your pup:
Let’s Start With Lavender
There’s much more to lavender than its soothing aroma. In fact, lavender oil is essential to boosting your pup’s immune system for a few reasons. Lavender’s immune system boosting benefits come from its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. These properties of lavender allow it to aid your pup’s immune system by preventing it from becoming overworked. Your dog’s immune system is fighting off bacteria and fungi constantly; the antibacterial and antifungal properties will help give your fur baby’s immune system a break.
Speaking of needing a break, if your pup suffers from anxiety (which can diminish its immune system over time) then lavender oil has great stress reducing benefits. Reducing stress for your pup will greatly benefit its immune system.
Frankincense? Makes Sense
Frankincense oil is essential to your dog’s health and immune system because of its antiseptic properties. The antiseptic properties of frankincense oil lowers your dog’s risk of infection, especially when applied to cuts and scrapes. Also, applying the oil to your pup will aid its immune system in fighting off harmful germs, due to those antiseptic properties.
Foil Disease With Almond Oil
Almond oil is a great immune system supplement due to its ability to prevent disease, reduce inflammation, eliminate toxins, and promote healing. Almond oil prevents disease for your furry friend because it contains antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent oxidizing agents from forming in your dog’s body. Oxidizing agents can compromise your pup’s immune system, so the antioxidants in almond oil are a great defense against harmful oxidants. Like lavender, almond oil is also a great anti-inflammatory: reducing swelling and itching for your pup. Almond oil’s ability to eliminate toxins also benefits your dog’s wellness. Anti-hepatoxic properties found in almond oil help cleanse your pup’s liver of toxins, keeping your fur baby in great health. Don’t forget almond oil’s ability to promote healing. Applying almond oil to your dog’s wounds will help them heal faster because it promotes scar tissue development. The quicker scar tissue can form, the less time your dog’s immune system has to work at staving off infection.
Put Disease In The Coconut And Shake It All Up
The unique molecules found in coconut oil are crucial to your dog’s immune health. None more so than lauric acid. Coconut oil’s lauric acid produces similar antibacterial and antifungal effects as lavender. Unlike lavender, however, lauric acid also contains antiviral effects. With all of lauric acid’s infection fighting effects, coconut oil is a fantastic essential oil to use as a boost for your dog’s immune system. The antiviral effects will make it much more difficult for harmful viruses and bacteria to survive by increasing white blood cell counts. An increased production of white blood cells aids your pup’s immune system in fending off nasty viruses and infections.
More To Come
There are plenty more essential oils that aid your furry friend’s immune system. Stay tuned for our next article that will provide and describe even more essential oils with immune boosting qualities.