Can the smell of tea tree oil hurt dogs?

Can the smell of tea tree oil hurt dogs? Many essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, pine, wintergreen, and ylang ylang are straight up toxic to pets. These are toxic whether they are applied to the skin, used in diffusers or licked up in the case of a spill.

What if my dog licked tea tree oil? If your dog ingested tea tree oil of any kind, you should monitor them; if or when they begin to show symptoms, call your vet or a poison control helpline (ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center—(888)426-4425—and the Pet Poison Helpline—(855)764-7661—both cost $75 for a consult and are available 24/7).

How toxic is tea tree oil to dogs? Toxic consumption:

Intoxication is most often seen when 100% tea tree oil is used. As little as 7-8 drops (10-20 mL) applied to the skin may be fatal to both cats and dogs.

How long does tea tree oil poisoning last in dogs? Clinical signs

Signs of essential oil toxicity in companion animals can occur within 2–8 hours (Villar et al, 1994) and typically less than 24 hours (Genovese et al, 2012), but can initially be non-specific and easily overlooked. Recovery often occurs within 24 hours, but can be longer.


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Can the smell of tea tree oil hurt dogs? – Additional Questions

What do I do if my dog licks oil?

If you believe your dog drank motor oil or ingested something else that is harmful or toxic, call the pet poison helpline at (855) 764-7661.

What happens if a dog licks essential oils?

If your pup can reach the essential oil you put on him and licks it off, it could result in gastrointestinal upset. Never leave essential oils or bottles in a place where your dog (or any other pets, or children) can get them.

Is diluted tea tree oil safe for dogs?

Key Takeaways. No, tea tree oil is not safe for dogs or cats. Products with diluted tea tree oil (0.1 to 1% of its full strength) are generally considered non-toxic for pets. If your pet has been exposed to a small amount of topical tea tree oil, wash your pet with soapy water and monitor behavior for the next week.