Is Cedar Oil Toxic to Cats?
Cats are special to us here at Cedarcide. They work alongside us all day, everyday—sleeping in our laps, lounging on our desks, watching over us as we hand-bottle and package your orders.
Occasionally we’re asked, “Is cedar oil toxic to cats?” The short answer is No. We wouldn’t let our furry friends hang around—much less use—our products if they were unsafe for cats. But there’s more to be said about the relationship between cedar oil and cats. Let us explain.
CEDAR OIL AND CATS
Cats, which are highly sensitive to odors and many essential oils, can suffer adverse side effects from improperly formulated cedar oil. Phenols, which are naturally present in several essential oils, can be outright fatal to cats, especially smaller individuals such as kittens. An inability to metabolize this common ingredient is what renders some types of cedar oil harmful to cats. Furthermore, some species of cedar—like Western red cedar—are naturally toxic to both pets and people, and should never be used in topical pet products.
HOW IS CEDARCIDE CEDAR OIL DIFFERENT?
Firstly, Cedarcide cedar oil never contains phenols or phenolic compounds. Secondly, because we use only the highest quality cedar oil sourced from only pet-safe cedar trees (Juniperus ashei, to be specific), our products are always non-toxic, all natural, and safe for pets. Using a multi-step filtration process, our cedar oil is purified of all unnecessary contaminants—including any potentially harmful ingredients like phenols.
However, as with any topical pet product, you should test your cat for possible sensitivity or allergy to cedar oil with a small initial application.
TIPS FOR USING CEDARCIDE ALL-PURPOSE BUG SPRAY FOR CATS
Because cats like to lick their fur, and because they’re also extremely sensitive to scents, it’s best to test for possible sensitivity with a light initial application. While Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray is non-toxic and cat-safe, on rare occasions smaller cats and kittens have found the natural cedar scent of Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray too strong for their liking.
If like most cats, your furry friend has no issue with Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray, apply the formula by lightly misting your hands and massaging the spray into your cat’s coat. Apply Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray all over—including armpits, in between toes, and around the ears and tail. Using Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray in this way will not only kill any hidden pests, it will also provide protection against additional fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other biting insects.