In general, it is not a good idea to add essential oils to pet foods. But it is common to add nutritive carrier oils to pet care formulations. Carrier oils provide nutrients and fatty acids to your pet’s diet. Use oils that are FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized Safe for Human Consumption).
Common carrier oils added to pet food formulations, or simply added by the teaspoon or tablespoon to your pet’s serving of food include:
Coconut oil and MCT Oil:
Black Seed (Cumin) oil:
Hemp seed oil:
• When adding oils directly to your pet's food, it's important to start with a small amount and gradually increase it to avoid digestive upset.
• Different oils offer different benefits, so choose one based on your pet's specific needs and consult with your veterinarian for personalized recommendations.
• Always use high-quality oils, preferably cold-pressed and organic, to ensure your pet receives the most benefit.