Cats

Cats’ metabolism differs from dogs’ metabolism. Unlike dogs who can break down the compounds in etheric, natural oils in their liver, cats are unable to do so. Most of these etheric oils absorb from bloodstream to liver and as such are poisoneous for cats. If natural oils are used in cats’ care, the amounts have to be carefully monitored. Through their skin a cat might absorb harmful amounts of these oils, which it isn’t able to break down. When using different brands products containing natural oils, it is important to check the labels.  From SOLHEDS products, Derma4 Gentle shampoo, Derma7 Sun Shield,  Derma9 Luxury Shine & Care and Derma10 Heel Balm  are safe to be used on cats. Caution needs to be used when using  other Derma-products and limit use to  moderate application of these products, in order to avoid exceeding harmful dose of essential oils. If using other than Derma4, Derma7, Derma9 and Derma10, monitor your cat’s condition carefully.  Cats will typically show signs of harmful dose of essential oils ( being absorbed via skin to bloodstream,) by nausea or vomiting. The risk for this in SOLHEDS-products is minimal.