through direct application to the skin and coat, and through natural inhalation.
In fact, they possess 50 times more olfactory receptors in their noses compared to humans, and the part of a dog's brain that is devoted to analysing smells is 40 times larger than ours. Using botanicals is a perfect way to help our pets with anxiety and stress, as well as to provide natural protection from environmental factors.
Botanicals are plant oils and extracts that contain soothing and healing qualities.
Because plants cannot move to escape predators, they must be able to produce a defence that can repel pests and damaging influences to survive. They do this by releasing compounds that are easily absorbed by inhalation, ingestion or direct contact with the skin. These compounds are what we find beneficial in our everyday lives.
It is widely believed that the ancient Egyptians were first to use essential oils. After that, many other ancient healing practices discovered the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory uses of botanicals; as well as the discovery that oil odours can affect memory and mental states.
Lavender is an excellent example as it creates a powerful calming effect on the brain resulting in a relaxed pet.
All John Paul Pet products have safe levels of botanicals to keep your pet looking and feeling great,
and are paraben and EDTA free.
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