Is Lavender Safe for Dogs?

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It’s a common question we hear asked often, is lavender safe for dogs? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as straight forward as you may think.

Lavender contains a small amount of a compound called linalool, which is toxic for dogs and even cats. However, the compound is found in such a small quantity that lavender poisoning is rarely an issue for dog owners. A very large amount must be consumed by your dog for it to be a problem.

Some studies suggest there could be a therapeutic use for lavender in dogs. When lavender oil is inhaled by a dog rather than ingested it can have a calming effect and can reduce restlessness and anxiety in your dog. This means your pooch could be more relaxed and less stressed.

As MyBestMate products use lavender extract, they can help your dog become calmer and ease their nervous energy. Our lavender extract is also a natural antiseptic, which can benefit any dogs that may have skin issues or irritation. Not only that, it can also help mask any unpleasant odours from your pooch, what a bonus!

So yes! Lavender is safe for dogs, in the right form of course.

Check out all our MyBestMate products on our products page, to see if your pooch can reap the benefits of lavender.

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