Pet home remedy books including books on natural dog remedies, natural remedies for horses and essential oils for cats are recommended here. Use these books along with the free online reference guide for essential oils for animals.
There are several schools of thought when it comes to using essential oils, so please review the oil fact section before you purchase a book so you understand the difference between therapeutic grade essential oils and pure grade oils.
Many sites do not recommend using essential oils as holistic pet remedies because they have had adverse reactions to poor quality and synthetic oils. I only recommend using therapeutic grade essential oils for horses, dogs and cats for this reason.
I can assure you that I use therapeutic essential oils for my dog and horse on a daily basis with no safety concerns. And my horse (and dog) has received and enjoyed many Raindrop Technique Sessions which involves using nine essential oils or more!
Very Highly Recommended Books
These books I highly recommend and the authors prescribe to the French School of Aromatherapy.
Essential Oils Desk Reference by Essential Oils Publishing
Description: This reference guide has a small section on animal care. It has detailed information on essential oils, nutrition, skin care and cleansing programs.
To purchase Essential Oils Desk Reference from Amazon, click here.
The Animal Desk Reference: Essential Oils for Animals by Dr. Melissa Shelton, DVM
Description: This is a total reference book like the EDR for animals. Has sections on essential oils for cats, dogs and horses; and exotics Use this book along with my free online reference guide for essential oils for animals.
To purchase The Animal Desk Reference: Essential Oils for Animals from Amazon, click here.
Essential Oils for Pet Care by Dr. Melissa Shelton, DVM
Description: This book has information and tips on essential oils for cats, dogs and horses. Use this book along with my free online reference guide for essential oils for animals.
To purchase Essential Oils for Natural Pet Care: A Veterinarian's Desk Reference for the Top Health Concerns of Cats, Dogs & Horses from Amazon, click here.
Animal Desk Reference Membership Website
Dr. Melissa Shelton a holistic veterinarian and owner of Crow River Animal Hospital is an internationally recognized researcher on the use of Young Living Essential Oils for animals. The monthly membership includes the desk reference, recorded webinars, written articles, case studies, and more!
For more information and get the site membership, click here.
Escent-Oil Balance: The World of Essential Oils for Animal Application, Vol. 1 by Candace Hoke
Description: This book is a manual used in teaching Animal Raindrop Technique taught through CARE. Detailed information on using the oils through acupuncture points, meridians and Raindrop. Section on iridology. Very detailed complete manual for the serious practitioner who works with oils and animals.
To purchase Escent-Oil Balance: The World of Essential Oils for Animal Application, Vol. 1 (Escent-Oil Balance, Vo. 1) from Amazon, click here.
Highly Recommended Books
These books I highly recommend in addition to Essential Oils Desk Reference. However, they advocate the use of therapeutic grade oils for dogs and cats, but recommends using hydrosols (floral water) for cats.
Essential Oils for Animals by Nayana Morag
Description: This book advocates the use of therapeutic grade oils for dogs and cats, but recommends using hydrosols (floral water) for cats. Also has information on relating oils to acupuncture points and theory.
To purchase Essential Oils for Animals from Amazon, click here.
These books I also recommend in addition to Essential Oil Desk Reference. However, they are written according to the French and British School of Thought of Aromatherapy. Pet Home Remedy Books written by the British School are very conservative and typically they use aromatherapy grade oils, not therapeutic grade.
Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals by Kristen Leigh Bell
Description: This book is geared towards horses and cats; and provides some nice recipes for oil users especially for dogs. However she does not recommend oils for cats. Insignificant section for horses.
To purchase Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals: A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils & Hydrosols with Animals from Amazon, click here.
Essential Oils for Horses: A Source Book for Practitioners and Owners by Carole Faith
Description: This book is written according to British School of Thought so there are oils that I recommend that she considers "hazardous" due to oil quality issues. However, I recommend the book as it also contains some massage and hands on information which I like.
To purchase Essential Oils for Horses: A Source Book for Practitioners and Owners from Amazon, click on the link.
Books Not Recommended for Essential Oil Information
These books I do not recommend that you receive your information regarding essential oils for pets. However, these Pet Home Remedy Books maybe excellent references for other modalities; and I will note that when warranted.
Holistic Care for Horses by Denise Bean-Raymond
Description: It is obvious here that Denise took the information from books written according to British School of Thought. And I am disappointed that it really scares people away from using Aromatherapy for horses. I continue to have people e-mail me for clarification on the oil information from this book.
However, I DO highly recommend the book for the photos and sections on equine stretching and acupressure! And my favorite part of the book the Equine Acupressure Meridians and Acupoints Charts. I use this part of reference frequently so I do give her much credit for that!
To purchase The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses: An Owner's Manual from Amazon, click on the link.
DVD and Book Packages Recommended for Essential Oil Information-Pet Home Remedy Books
Equine Raindrop Therapy DVD and Book by Dr. Heather Mack, DVM
Description: This DVD produced by Dr. Heather Mack, DVM shows a full Equine Raindrop Technique on one of her horse’s that is a patient. It provides a short introduction on essential oils for horses. Includes laminated book for the barn.
To purchase Equine Raindrop Therapy DVD and Laminated Booklet from Amazon, click on the link.
These pet home remedy books are on other holistic modalities. One great thing about essential oils is that they not only can be used with other modalities, but they enhance them!
Here are some recommendations!
Equine Massage: A Practical Guide by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
Description: My friend Jean Pierre wrote the first book on equine massage and continues to be one of the best in the field. Use this book to learn how you can do some simple exercises to help your horse feel better every day!
To purchase Equine Massage: A Practical Guide (Howell Equestrian Library) from Amazon, click here.
Equine Acupressure: A working Manual by Nanci Zidonis, Amy Snow and Marie Soderberg
Description: This book has a good description of the meridians and their function as well as charts. Also gives the traditional name of the points as well which I like. Small enough book to bring to the barn and I always keep it handy when I'm working on any horse.
To purchase Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual from Amazon, click here.
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