What is Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba oil comes from the wax esters of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) shrub, which is native to North America and Mexico. The oil has been used for centuries by Native American tribes as a remedy for skin issues and other ailments. It contains a variety of nutrients that can benefit both humans and animals including omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, zinc, copper, chromium, selenium and silicon.
Is Jojoba Oil Safe For Cats?
The short answer is yes – jojoba oil is generally safe for cats when applied topically in small amounts. It can help soothe dry or itchy skin caused by environmental irritants or flea bites. However, it’s important to be aware that cats have very sensitive skin that may react differently than humans do to products like jojoba oil; if your cat experiences any adverse reactions after applying the oil you should discontinue use immediately. Additionally, some essential oils are toxic to cats so make sure any product you use does not contain them before using on your pet’s fur or skin.
How To Use Jojoba Oil On Cats
If you decide to use jojoba oil on your cat there are a few things you should keep in mind:
• Make sure to dilute the jojoba oil with an equal amount of carrier oil such as almond or coconut before applying it directly onto their fur or skin. This will reduce potential irritation and ensure that your kitty doesn’t experience any negative reactions from the product itself.
• You should never apply too much jojoba oil at once – start with small amounts until you know how they respond better without overloading them with product all at once! If needed add more later but always err on the side of caution when dealing with sensitive areas like their face/ears/paws etc…
• Keep an eye out for signs of irritation such as redness in those areas where you’ve applied joj