My friend has the cutest little dog but she suffers from constant itching and possibly allergies. Today, I'm making a blend she can massage into the skin. I'm using a base of Apricot Kernel, Jojoba and Rosehip Seed oils and adding Carrot Seed, Lavender, German Chamomile and Rosewood. With their sensitive noses, I'll make the blend no more than 8 drops total in a 4oz pump. Additionally, the puppy has a sensitive tummy so I'm making an herbal tincture to go in the water that has Marshmallow root, Slippery Elm and Chamomile - again, a very mild, diluted blend. I always make sure pet owners understand they must notify the vet of these additions to the existing plan of care and to follow his recommendations first.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.