Tea Tree Oil Is An Essential Oil From The Australian Tea Tree Plant
The tea tree oil is derived from the Australian tea tree plant, Melaleuca alternifolia. It is an essential oil with a musk-y smell. It can be used in diluted amounts to treat various skin issues in people. In pets, it is also sometimes used to manage skin conditions as well as to kill parasites, such as fleas. Terpenes are specific components of tea tree seed oil that have been found to be beneficial. One terpene found in tea tree seeds oil is called terpinen-4-ol. It has been known to have antifungal effects in pets. Always keep tea tree tree oil out of your pet's reach at all times. No published, scientific evidence that the oil kills fleas or tick. The oil has been shown to be effective in killing other types of arthropods. These include some species of tick and lice. Tea tree oil can be toxic if swallowed. It should never be administered orally. Before using tea tree extract on your pet, you should discuss it with your veterinarian. If your Vet decides it's okay to use the oil, don't ever get it in or near your dog's mouth. Only ever use a 1% or less dilution. . . .