The following information is from the AnimalEO website written by Dr. Melissa Shelton. We offer AnimalEO products because they have been formulated by a veterinarian especially for dogs, cats, and horses.
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Black Cumin (Nigella sativa), Juniper (Juniperus communis), Rosemary Verbenone Chemotype (Rosmarinus officinalis), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Thyme(Thymus vulgaris), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Anise (Pimpinella anisum), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Oregano (Oreganum vulgare), Marjoram(Origanum majorana), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Lemon (Citrus limonum), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), German Chamomile(Matricaria recutita), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum), Laurus nobilis, Basil Linalool Chemotype (Ocimum basilicum), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Melissa(Melissa officinalis), Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia Cineole Chemotype)
Support for Healthy Kidneys, Bladder, Urine and More
UroBoost is supportive of all parts of the Urologic System. This includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and even some of the reproductive and genital tracts that are so closely associated. There are many other aspects of the body that rely on a healthy Urologic and Renal System - blood pressure, electrolytes, blood cell levels, and more are dependent on these systems to function optimally.
Although UroBoost provides additional and directed support to the Urologic System - it still provides support to the entire body.
UroBoost is a Ready To Use (RTU) product - which is already diluted to a rate that most animals can tolerate easily. UroBoost builds upon our KittyBoost formula - adding essential oils that specifically support the kidneys and urologic system - to the already amazing and supportive blend. KittyBoost as well as UroBoost are not "just for cats" - read below for directions for each species.
UroBoost is NOT for diffusion as it contains Fractionated Coconut Oil!
Cats: Cats can use UroBoost in place of KittyBoost when extra support is needed for their kidneys or urologic system. Some cats may already be using our KittyBoost product - and you may want to try UroBoost for them. When this is the case, I often recommend using UroBoost in the same effective methods, doses, and ways that you have already been using the KittyBoost. UroBoost is especially indicated for cats with Renal (Kidney) Disease, Failure, or Urinary Tract issues - but it is important that you work with your veterinarian to correct any underlying medical issues or dehydration. If your cat is ill, you will need to have your veterinarian correct the medical issues at hand, prior to expecting essential oils to aid drastically. We have seen animals supported with essential oils feel better, eat better, and stay more hydrated - which in the veterinary clinic results in lowered renal blood values. Essential oil use really "shines" when used in preventive measures or for cases detected very early in their progression. For dehydrated cats - veterinary intervention is often necessary - and I do find that Intravenous Fluids (IV) may be necessary to get a cat "back on track". Then I use essential oils to help maintain that state of health and hydration. I do use essential oils right alongside of my traditional means - and they appear to help greatly.
Cats can usually use UroBoost right out of the bottle, in the same methods as described for KittyBoost. However, for those of a more delicate nature - further dilution initially (as described above) is a wise start. If your cat is new to essential oils, follow the instructions on the KittyBoost page regarding application.
Alternating use of KittyBoost, UroBoost, LiverBoost, ThyroBalance or other body supporting "boosters" can be a great way to provide all over system support on a routine basis. For example, one of my cats gets a "boost" weekly. One week I may use UroBoost, the following week I use ThyroBalance, and then the next week I might select CardioBoost. Each time, I am supporting a body system just a little bit more specifically - good insurance for the future in my eyes. However, for one of my cats who is a breed prone to developing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - I may select CardioBoost more often or as my main selection. UroBoost could be used without rotation to other formulas for animals with mainly Urologic support desired.
Dogs: Many dogs can benefit from additional support of a variety of body systems - even if they are clinically "normal" - an occasional UroBoost is a great idea.
For general maintenance, dogs can have an occasional application of UroBoost for added support of maintaining a healthy and happy Urologic System. This application can be inserted into an AromaBoost application - generally between the #3 and #4 application - although any spot is technically okay. Use whichever schedule you are using for your AromaBoost applications - and apply the same amount of drops as you would with formulas 1-5.
You can also apply UroBoost as a separate application unto itself - if desired. In general, 3-5 drops are applied to small dogs, around 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) and under. However, for dogs who are new to oils, or may be more sensitive - diluting your first few applications can make applications easier on your dog.
Basically, you can just drip the oils up the back and massage in, or you may apply the drops to your hands and then apply them to your dog in a Petting manner. For larger dogs - you can usually apply more drops. For medium dogs between 25-50 pounds applying 5-8 drops is average. And for large dogs over 50 pounds - a range of 6-12 drops can be used. For dogs new to essential oils - starting with even less than the recommended amounts, or with further diluted oils can be a good way to ensure you do not create an oil aversion. You may not see results with lesser amounts, or with further diluted oils sometimes, but since we are also wanting to create a "happy" situation with oil use for your dog, and not overwhelm them - the added time to slowly build up concentrations of essential oil use can be worth it.
For dogs who have been diagnosed with kidney disease or other urologic problems - it is important that you work with your veterinarian, and monitor your dog closely with their aid. Never neglect the use of veterinary diagnostics and traditional treatments when they are indicated, and make sure to tell your vet that you are using natural substances that help support urologic health and function. For times of acute bladder irritation, such as with a bladder infection, Petting the UroBoost directly over the bladder area on the stomach can be an increased help.
For my own dogs - I often rotate through several of the body specific support blends, each time I perform their "routine maintenance". So, if my dogs get a monthly AromaBoost RTU applied - I might insert UroBoost one month, then CardioBoost another month, and so on. However, for my patients who do have existing renal or urinary tract disease, I will strive to support their system much more often, and regularly. In some cases, daily applications of UroBoost can be considered - but I find that every 3-7 days is average for most dogs needing additional urological support.