Is peppermint oil safe for dogs?

What is Peppermint Oil?

Extract from peppermint plant. Aromatic and cooling sensation. Used in aromatherapy and cooking. Believed to relieve headaches. Has potential digestive benefits.


Aids in digestion. Freshens breath naturally. Relieves nausea and vomiting. Repels fleas and ticks. Soothes skin irritation.

Side effects

Digestive upset or diarrhea. Potential allergic reactions. Irritation of mouth or skin. Respiratory issues if inhaled. Not recommended for puppies.

Is it safe for dogs?

Peppermint oil can be toxic. Can cause digestive upset. May lead to liver damage. Avoid using on dogs. Consult vet before use.

How to give

Dilute in carrier oil. Apply to dog's collar. Diffuse in living space. Mix in dog shampoo. Consult vet for guidance.