EPISODE 76 | RELEASED September 7, 2020

Essential Oils For Dogs: Safety, Uses & How To Find Reputable Brands | Dr. Janet Roark Deep Dive

Like most vets, Dr. Janet Roark didn’t have much faith in essential oils … until she tried them for her own health condition.


Dr. Janet Roark joins us for a Deep Dive on today’s show into the medical benefits of essential oils, safe application, her favorite brands, how to find reputable products, and her hopes for the future of American veterinary medicine’s attitude towards essential oils.

Like most veterinarians, Dr. Roark was initially skeptical of essential oils. Her doubts were nursed by the number of shady products on the market. But when a good essential oil rapidly cured her debilitating headache, her curiosity was piqued. How had voodoo treatments triumphed after months of conventional drugs’ failure? Dr. Roark then dove into the burgeoning medical literature behind essential oils, tried it in her own practice, and was astonished by the results.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Dr. Roark’s website, The Essential Oil Vet. Includes her story, essential oil shop, and various courses, several of which are FREE https://essentialoilvet.com/about/

Dr. Roark’s Safety Guide for using essential oils on animals https://essentialoilvet.com/safety/

Dr. Roark’s Social Media Accounts https://www.facebook.com/EODVM/ https://www.instagram.com/essentialoilvet/?hl=en

Paper on frankincense, posted on NIH https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924999/

the Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy Association https://vmaa.vet/

ThunderShirts for calming dogs https://thundershirt.com/

About GCMS testing for finding reputable essential oils https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry.html

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

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