4 Benefits of Neem Oil For Pets
Learn how to use neem for dogs and cats and other farm animals; treating mange, fleas or ticks with neem dog shampoo, improving their skin conditions with neem pet conditioner & using (making) neem oil spray for your pets.
Neem can help pets with fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and mange mites.
Don’t wait until you are struggling with a persistent condition that no nasty prescription drug could clear up. Neem is known as the ‘miracle tree’ for pets and for people.
Pet owners who tried neem oil or neem products rave about the impressive and immediate effect of neem on the health and well-being of their pets.
With the regular use of an Organic Naked Neem Pet Shampoo and Conditioner and occasional supplementation Neem Leaf in their pet food, it is often possible to prevent problems in the first place. (More about Neem Leaf in our next post)
How To Use Neem Oil for Pet Care
Give your pet a regular wash with neem shampoo and occasionally supplement their food with a neem leaf capsule (more about neem for internal use in our next blog post)
One of the best things you can do for your pet is to buy or make a good neem oil pet shampoo. Yes, you can make it. Any pet shampoo can be turned into neem pet shampoo by adding some organic neem seed oil.(about 1 Organic Neem Oil part to 20 parts shampoo). If you are making your own shampoo, the quality and ingredients is important as it can create an adverse effect on your pets skin if there are chemicals or SLS in the shampoo you are adding neem oil too.
Neem oil shampoo for animals keeps fleas, ticks away, mange mites and any other annoying biting insects away, and generally promotes a shiny coat and healthy problem free skin. (Just like using neem products on your own hair and skin does.)
1. Dealing With Skin Problems
No matter if it's a fungus (ringworm), mites (mange), or biting insects, neem oil helps pets. How exactly you use neem on your pet depends on the severity of the problem
2. Using Neem Spray or Salve
Pets can be sprayed with neem bug spray just as we spray ourselves with insect repellent. You can do this to prevent problems or re-infection. You can also use a spray to treat your pet repeatedly. This may be necessary when dealing with a persistent problem. It's certainly easier than bathing your pet three times a day.
(Like the shampoo, the spray can be made at home or you can purchase the bug spray or healing salve here.
Bathing with a neem pet shampoo is of course also an excellent way to discourage fleas and ticks, and to clean up mange or ringworm. Make sure you leave the shampoo in for several minutes (as long as your pet will tolerate it) before rinsing. Do this two or three times a week. That usually does the job. Adding the Pet Conditioner will assist with any skin conditions.
4. Using Organic Neem Oil
If you have a severe case of anything you may want to try pure neem oil. Don't use it undiluted, though, especially if your pet has cracked, open skin, oozing sores etc. Neem oil is very strong stuff! You would add to the stress and discomfort, and that makes things worth. This would be a great time to use the salve or spray. You can also dilute the neem oil 1:10 in a light carrier oil (e.g. almond or coconut oil). Then massage the oil mixture into the skin. You can apply it several times a day on problem spots.
For hot spots like moist eczema, or to treat demodectic mange, you can increase the concentration to a 1:1 ratio. Some people do use 100% pure neem oil in those cases. Don't leave the pure oil on the skin for more than 48 hours, or you dog may develop an irritation. Also monitor the skin, and if there is any reaction, wash the oil of immediately.
Watch for our next blog posts for the benefits of Neem Leaf for your pets.
- maryann stanger