While dogs are an absolute bliss, they sure do stink from time to time. Like us humans, every dog has a distinct smell to their bodies which sometimes can become overbearing. And even though there are a lot of pet deodorisers, like Pura and what not, we sure know that they don’t last long.
So, in desperate times like these, air fresheners seem as the ultimate saviour. But what about their composition??? Aren’t they toxic to dogs like what we have been told before???
Below we will be covering more about this, so keep on reading.
Table of Contents
- 1 Are Air fresheners safe for dogs?
- 2 What is Pura? Is Pura Safe for Dogs?
- 3 What makes Pura safe for dogs?
- 4 Are there any side effects to using Pura for Dogs?
- 5 Are there any allergens in Pura Products?
- 6 Top Allergens include in Pura fragrances include:
- 7 What is the proper way of introducing Pura fragrances to my dog?
- 8 Precautionary Measures to be Followed
Are Air fresheners safe for dogs?
Generally speaking, no, air fresheners aren’t safe for dogs. They arrive consisting of a huge amount of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are proven toxic for canine usage. Upon ingestion they cause irritation in their eyes, nose, throat, which can further deteriorate to permanent damage to their sinuses. Thus to prevent such mishaps, usage of air fresheners has been a highly condemned act till now.
But with changing times and rising requests many manufacturers have come up with a number of air fresheners that claim to be canine-friendly. One of these names includes Pura. Today, in this blog we will be covering this very product. So, let’s start.
What is Pura? Is Pura Safe for Dogs?
In short Pura is a company widely popular for its smart home automatic diffusers. Set by two passionate entrepreneurs and their team, the company has always been in the news for a plethora of good reasons. Started from a small dream, the company has now grown to one large conglomerate, focused on offering amazing sensory experience for its users. However the one thing that has caught the attention of pet owners from all over the world is its ‘Pura Promise’.
As per the Pura Promise, Pura manufactures scents without additives, chemicals and toxins that could be harmful to both humans and their furry friends. Moreover all their aroma arrives with top quality ingredients only, ensuring absolute safety for pets while simultaneously leaving your house smelling great.
What makes Pura safe for dogs?
Here are a few reasons as to why Pura is considered safe for dogs:
Naturally derived Smells
Unlike most scents out there, Pura has a rather unique approach to the art of fragrance making. The company has been in this business for years now and has been preparing their aromas directly from the natural resource. From plants to herbs and even aromatic fruits, several reports have found their indulgence in natural derivation of fragrances.
This makes the scent easy to adapt by our furry friends’ sharp sensory organs without causing irritation or inflammation of their sinuses.
No Worry Formula
The second major contributing factor is Pura’s worry-free formula. Free of chemicals, additives, and other common toxins, not only the manufacturer but many pet enthusiasts also vouch for the efficiency and safety of the fragrances made by Pura.
Moreover thanks to this very feature, using this fragrance doesn’t further add to the negative impacts on the environment. And so with every Pura purchase, you are also contributing to a safer and protected environment.
Followance of Guidelines
Finally, every Pura fragrance is backed by their team of professional fragrance house’s performers and scientists. They are responsible for checking the quality of each bottle of aroma before it is released onto the public channel which is further overlooked by the FDA.
With all this quality testing and checking, pet parents can rest assured that the product is completely indigenous and without any toxins.
Are there any side effects to using Pura for Dogs?
Apart from its all-natural composition and unique direct plant derivation manufacturing, it is to be noted that Pura fragrances are still a human-specific product. That means even though the composition has no additives, chemicals and toxins, it still can prove harmful to certain canines.
For instance, if your canine is highly sensitive or has recently gone through a powerful medicated procedure, then investing in fragrances of any kind is a strict no-no. Ignoring this simple thing can lead to:
- A severe allergic reaction
- Skin rashes, irritation or bumps all over their body
- Irritation and extreme burning sensation in their eyes, nose and trachea
- Reddened, swollen and teary eyes
- Runny nose
- Loss of coordination
- Headache, nausea, etc
To make it worse, extended exposure to such fragrances (not limited to Pura) can even lead to organ failure, damage to the CNS, or cancerous outgrowths in their sinuses as well as lungs. Therefore to prevent risks like these, understanding your pooch’s immune system carefully is the safest bet.
Are there any allergens in Pura Products?
Dogs are susceptible to synthetic fragrances, and some can also trigger an allergy.
However, Pura claims to use perfectly safe ingredients for dogs and other pets. They use all-natural fragrances derived from essential oils. Some are even known to have calming effects on pets.
Despite that, after some digging, we found some products of Pura, especially the ones with a citrus smell, contain allergens. With careful research, we might consider only one of the six allergens is harmful to dogs. Although if your dog has previously established an allergy to these ingredients, you should avoid using this product.
Top Allergens include in Pura fragrances include:
Benzyl benzoate is a known allergen, but dogs are highly resistant to this chemical. This may cause convulsions and hyperexcitation in dogs only if given in large doses. However, smelling it through the air is likely to cause a problem.
Citral and Citronellol
Citral has a GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status. It is considered safe for all species of animals, including birds, exotics, dogs, cats, and more.
Citronella is a product used in candles, essential oils, and sprays. However, Carline Matejka, DVM, a spokesperson for the pet food company Solid Gold considers citronella unsafe for dogs. So, products including citral are safe, but you may want to stay away from citronella products.
Geraniol is a liquid that has a sweet rose fragrance. It is derived from various essential oils. Actually, Geraniol is safe for dogs and cats. So, Pura products containing rose fragrances can be considered safe.
It is a smell produced naturally from citrus fruits like lemons. This is toxic to dogs only when ingested. Otherwise, it has no severe harm. Keeping the liquid away from your dog’s reach would be best.
This is also an ingredient that is only dangerous when ingested. It is a popular fragrance comprising a fresh and pleasant smell. You will mostly find them in scented candles, incense burners, sprays, and essential oil diffusers.
What is the proper way of introducing Pura fragrances to my dog?
Consult with a vet
Before you invest in Pura fragrances and diffusers, always make sure to consult with your woofer’s vet. Proficient in understanding canine bodies they can better advise you regarding what’s safe and unsafe for your little Fido.
Furthermore, by consulting with a vet not only does your canine stay safe from any possible health implications but also it allows the professional to find better substitutes to artificial fragrances.
Choose the Right Fragrances
Every aroma has its own story. So, the next thing that will be required from you as a pet owner is to choose the right fragrance. For instance, scents like lavender, tea tree, and coconut are known to be extremely therapeutic and calming whereas vetiver, citrus, cedar leaf, etc are known to arrive bearing powerful medicinal properties.
Thus, depending upon what benefits you would like your dog to have, the choice of fragrance can be quite arduous.
Never and I repeat NEVER go full phase when introducing a new scent to your canine. Unlike us humans, our dogs have ultra-sharp noses that are backed by a tremendous amount of sensory buds. So, a scent which might be calming to us may not be as soothing for our pooches. Similarly they may not even like all fragrances, as they do have their own preferences as well.
Hence, slowly introducing the scent is the best way to accommodate your dog’s nose to the new delicious aroma. You can take a handkerchief dipped in the scent and let the canine sniff from a distance or put on a similar smelling fragrance to better habitualised the animal. Once done, you can then start with the application, but refrain from turning the diffuser to an all-time high as it could get stuffy for the poor Fido.
Precautionary Measures to be Followed
Like discussed above, Pura fragrances have time and again proven themselves one of the best canine-friendly fragrances out there. And even though it may seem utterly enticing to immediately start using them, here are a few precautionary measures you should always follow to ensure the safety of your canines.
- Never direct the diffuser directly towards the pet’s comfort area. Rather putting the diffuser in a place where it is not pet-accessible is way better.
- Never spray any fragrances, be that Pura or not straight on to the canine’s face. They are much more sensitive to smells and hence it would be a nightmare on their sensitive organs.
- Never overuse the aroma when within a compact or closed space. Doing this can adversely affect both humans and their pets.
- Immediately stop using the fragrance or diffuser if your pet starts showing negative side effects to the smell. Contact a vet as soon as possible and follow through with their advice.
So, this was all about Pura diffusers and fragrances and if or not their composition is pet-friendly. To read interesting articles like these, subscribe to our mailing list today at spanieldogs.com.
If you are a dog lover then, Subscribe to our weekly newsletters. No Spams!