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Essential Oils For Dogs: Safety, Uses & How To Find Reputable Brands | Dr. Janet Roark Deep Dive


Like most vets, Dr. Janet Roark didn’t have any faith in essential oils. Her doubts were nursed by the number of shady products on the market. But when a good essential oil rapidly cured her debilitating headache, her curiosity was piqued. How had voodoo treatments triumphed after months of conventional drugs’ failure? Dr. Roark then dove into the burgeoning medical literature behind essential oils, tried it in her own practice, and was astonished by the results.

Episode Notes

Dr. Roark joins us for a Deep Dive on today’s show into the medical benefits of essential oils, safe application, her favorite brands, how to find reputable products, and her hopes for the future of American veterinary medicine’s attitude towards essential oils.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Dr. Roark’s website, The Essential Oil Vet. Includes her story, essential oil shop, and various courses, several of which are FREE

Dr. Roark’s Safety Guide for using essential oils on animals

Dr. Roark’s Social Media Accounts

Paper on frankincense, posted on NIH

the Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy Association

ThunderShirts for calming dogs

About GCMS testing for finding reputable essential oils

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Janet Roark: 

Dr. Janet Roark is a veterinarian and the proud owner of Hill Country Mobile Veterinary Service in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She started using essential oils for her own health after battling physical as well as emotional struggles related to stress. Essential oils have quite literally changed her life forever, and because of that, she has to tell everyone she meets about them!

Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network

This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.

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Dr. Janet Roark


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Dr. Janet Roark is a Veterinarian in Austin, Texas and the Essential Oil Vet on Facebook and Instagram. She loves helping people and animals with their health using natural options.