hi, the aspca has some good information on essential oils and cats.  their 
physiology is different form all others and they are extremely sensitive, 
especially tea tree oil.  i have been trying to get defining research on the 
subject for a few years now.  so far, aspca has best answer.  dorlis
---- "MacKenzie wrote: 
> Thanks MC. My plan was always to diffuse, not to apply to cat. I'll
> check out holisticat!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MaryChristine
> Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 11:41 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Essential oil for calming cats
> 
> my understanding is that cats aren't able to break down the actual oils
> themselves in the same manner that other species are, so that they act
> as
> much more powerful concentrates--there are safe and effective ways to
> dilute
> the oils into various forms that aren't harmful (they've been years for
> centuries, after all, especially for pest-relief), but you can't just
> assume
> that one form will work for each oil.
> 
> so i'd go with the no direct contact, and look information on the
> specific
> oil before making it into any sort of a topical (the new line of paul
> mitchell flea shampoos contains tea tree oil, which is considered toxic
> to
> cats--in a higher than, i think, 1% concentration...... so you really DO
> need to look around.)
> 
> i'd check out WELL-ESTABLISHED herbalist sites, or someplace like
> www.holisticat.com, rather than any place that SELLS the products. just
> my
> bias. and then do a search for "lavender essential oil toxicity in
> felines"
> or something similar, just to see what comes up.
> 
> i've never, however, heard that the diffused oils are harmful, tho there
> is
> always the question of the plug-in diffusers and whether THEY are safe.
> 
> MC
> 
> 
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Sharyl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> > I would never put a drop of essential oil on a cat.  There probably
> are
> > safe ones to use but the majority are harmful.  I don't know about
> using a
> > diffuser.  Some cats are sensitive/allergic to fragrances.  It would
> depend
> > on your cat.
> > Sharyl
> >
> > --- On Fri, 10/31/08, MacKenzie, Kerry N. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Essential oil for calming cats
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org, "felvpositivecats" <
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, 9:29 AM
> >
> > Dear all
> >
> > Does anyone know anything about the safety of using essential oils in
> a
> > kitty household? My aromatherapist friend says:
> >
> > >>>>There seem to be two schools of thought, one of which
> > (internet) is
> > that essential oils in a diffuser can be too strong for cats, but that
> > hydrosols (also called hydrolats or floral waters) are safe to use,
> > simply sprayed into the air.
> > The other source said that a single drop of essential oil [sweet
> orange]
> > in a diffuser was useful to calm cats.
> >
> > I don't think myself that a drop of essential oil in a diffuser could
> do
> > cats much harm.  If this was harmful, I'm sure it would be well known.
> > I've never seen any warning about not using a diffuser if you have a
> cat
> > - or two!<<<<
> >
> > Thanks! Kerry M.
> >
> >
> >
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