My chocolate lab Benson, age seven, was recently going through heartworm treatment. One day after leaving him, the vet’s office called. Benson was growling at the staff and not cooperating. I put a drop of Roman chamomile essential oil in my hands before entering the office, in hopes that Benson would smell me coming. I asked the doctor if I would interfere with her work if I used a few drops of oil on Benson. She said, ‘No, please do if he enjoys it!’ So, I put a little oil on his paws, nose, and head. He seemed to be instantly happier. The doctor commented that the essential oil was ‘love in a bottle’.
Mindy Lowden