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04-09-2014 04:04 AM
Harry and Lola Thanks for this information, I don't know why people would want to put tea tree oil on an animal anyway, it's a pretty strong oil?

I put a bit of tea tree oil in a bucket of hot water with floor cleaner to clean my wooden floors - gives a lovely smell and gets rid of dog smell, people also use it to remove stains. I wouldn't put it on a human or an animal.
04-08-2014 06:20 PM
Chip18 [QUOTE=Heidigsd;5345385]You really have some nerve! I am the one spreading misinformation? You just seem to like to argue with people don't you? If you want to use "all natural" remedies on your dog that can kill them go ahead...who is stopping you? If you want to read the article then pay for it.

There is so much misinformation posted on this board every day that it makes my head spin but as long as it comes from certain people there doesn't seem to be an issue right?

I hardly post on this board anymore for this very reason but made an exception...my mistake...it won't happen again...now please leave me alone!!![/QUOTE!] You posted a link folks are free to dig further if they want ! Job done!

I'm pretty sure there are folks that argue that the world is till flat!You can find folks that can explain why the sun won't come up tomorrow! Porsche board..I swear I've seen it happen! You posted a link, it said it was dangerous, those that care can go from there!

Now everyone that sees this knows that Tea Tree oil is not Coconut oil! I say job done!
04-08-2014 05:37 PM
KZoppa I use tea tree oil in the dogs shampoo. It helps with that wet dog smell, keeps them smelling cleaner longer and I don't have to bath them as often as I do when I don't add the tea tree oil into the mix. I keep it away from the cats. Have never had a problem with any kind of reactions from the dogs. Dilute it properly and there shouldn't be any problems. It's an effective natural anti fungal. When used improperly, like anything else, yes, there can be negative effects.
04-08-2014 04:18 PM
carmspack I'll use Usnea , totally safe , very effective .
04-08-2014 04:08 PM
e.rigby People are going to be skeptical when you post a claim that comes from a single article that isn't even open to the public to review. Numerous other vets, as well as numerous dog care products recommend/use tea tree oil. Even using it without dilution, I've never heard of a case of toxicity. Maybe you could link an article where a dog has suffered ill effects after its owner used tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is pretty harsh and can dry out the skin if not diluted, but the smell is aversive enough for the dogs I've encountered while using it to not even want to put their noses near it!
04-08-2014 03:58 PM
Traveler's Mom Thank you GatorByes
04-08-2014 03:51 PM
GatorBytes Toxicity of melaleuca oil and related essent... [Vet Hum Toxicol. 1994] - PubMed - NCBI

Cases of melaleuca oil toxicosis have been reported by veterinarians to the National Animal Poison Control Center when the oil was applied dermally to dogs and cats. In most cases, the oil was used to treat dermatologic conditions at inappropriate high doses. The typical signs observed were depression, weakness, incoordination and muscle tremors. The active ingredients of commercial melaleuca oil are predominantly cyclic terpenes. Treatment of clinical signs and supportive care has been sufficient to achieve recovery without sequelae within 2-3 d.

Topical tea tree oil effective in... [Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI

After 10 days of treatment, success rates of 71% for the tea tree oil cream and 41% for the control cream (over-all efficacy documented by the veterinary investigator) differed significantly (p = 0.04), favouring tea tree oil cream treatment. Accordingly on day 10, the tea tree oil cream caused significantly faster relief than the control cream (p = 0.04) for two common clinical dermatitis signs, pruritus (occurring in 84 % of dogs) and alopecia. Only one adverse event was reported in the tea tree oil group (suspected not to be causally related to the study drug) and none in the control cream group. The tested herbal cream appears to be a fast-acting safe alternative to conventional therapy for symptomatic treatment of canine localised dermatitis with pruritus
04-08-2014 03:36 PM
Heidigsd
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Originally Posted by I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO View Post
I don't think it is a good thing to post that something is toxic in general and then not back it up with any information, except a link that specifically states that 100% oil is toxic in large doses and in much smaller doses when ingested. While that is important information for people to know, I have never seen anyone suggest to use it in one of those ways.

It is not against board rules to quote a small amount of text and cite it. Without any information to back it up, you are essentially spreading misinformation, which is against board rules.
You really have some nerve! I am the one spreading misinformation? You just seem to like to argue with people don't you? If you want to use "all natural" remedies on your dog that can kill them go ahead...who is stopping you? If you want to read the article then pay for it.

There is so much misinformation posted on this board every day that it makes my head spin but as long as it comes from certain people there doesn't seem to be an issue right?

I hardly post on this board anymore for this very reason but made an exception...my mistake...it won't happen again...now please leave me alone!!!
04-08-2014 03:02 PM
Traveler's Mom I don't mean to step in the middle of this poo pile but I have a confession to make.

I put it straight from the bottle onto Traveler's hot spot. I didn't know to dilute it! I did it for probably 3 days straight. Worked like a charm and he's not dead nor did he (90 lbs GSD)suffer any reactions. My DH used it straight on his toe nail fungus and it did the job in a matter of a week.

Can someone explain about the dilution requirement and if it's standard procedure to use all essential oils in dilution?

Gosh, to think I could have killed the dog really creeps me out. Thanks for any info.
04-08-2014 03:01 PM
I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO Look, I'm not trying to cause an argument. I like to have factual information and I think it is important for this board to consist of factual information. One way or the other, whichever is fact, it is important for it to be known.
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