Neem oil for pets: Safe?

What is neem oil?

Neem oil is a natural oil extracted from the neem tree. It has a variety of uses, including as a pesticide, insecticide, and antifungal agent.

Is neem oil safe for pets?

Neem oil is generally considered safe for pets when used correctly. However, it is important to dilute the oil before using it on your pet's skin or fur.

Skin irritation

Neem oil can cause skin irritation in some pets. If you notice any redness, swelling, or itching after using neem oil on your pet, rinse it off immediately.

Stomach upset

If your pet ingests neem oil, it can cause stomach upset, including vomiting and diarrhea.

Dilute the oil

It is important to dilute neem oil before using it on your pet. A good starting point is to mix 1 part neem oil with 10 parts water.

Apply sparingly

When applying neem oil to your pet's skin, be sure to use a small amount and apply it sparingly.

How to use

Be sure to avoid getting neem oil in your pet's eyes or mouth. If it does get in their eyes or mouth, rinse it off immediately with water.

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