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Aromatherapy for Cats

Aromatherapy for Cats

The subtle use of aromatherapy can enhance all healing therapies. Scent has been used by humans for millennia, documented as far back as the Old Kingdom in ancient Egypt. Humans use aromatherapy to stimulate the immune system and promote healing. This is done by using the distilled or expressed product of aromatic plant materials. These aromatic essences have many desirable physical and psychological properties, including tonic, antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-anxiety effects. Because the cat’s sense of smell is so much more complex and acute than our own, aromatherapy must be used thoughtfully and safely. Cats’ amazing olfactory ability evolved as a defense against predators and other dangers. Both domestic and wild cats have the same keen sense of smell. In fact, cats can detect the scent of prey or food up to three, four, or even five miles away if conditions are ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/aromatherapy-for-cats.html

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