Is it safe for dogs to smell lavender? While pet parents should avoid using the majority of essential oils, a few are safe for pets if used appropriately. For example, lavender (when used sparingly and in the proper concentration) is probably the safest essential oil for both dogs and cats.
Is lavender flowers safe for dogs? Lavender is on the ASPCA’s list of plants that are toxic to dogs. That’s because lavender contains linalool and linalyl acetate, both of which can be toxic at high levels. Typical signs of lavender toxicity in dogs are nausea and vomiting.
What happens if my dog licks lavender? If your dog ingests too much oil, like by getting a hold of the bottle or by licking it off of their bodies, it can be toxic and cause vomiting, constipation, or reduced appetite. In short, organic lavender essential oil can be animal friendly when diluted and applied topically with approval from your veterinarian.
Why is lavender toxic to dogs? Although Lavandula Angustifolia does contain the noxious compound linalool, it is in low enough concentrations to consider the plant itself as non-toxic. For this reason, lavender is often listed a safe plant to grow in gardens where dogs are allowed to roam free.