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Healthy Dogs, Cats, Horses and More

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The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has over 45 pages about conditions that affect cats, dog, horses, cows, chickens, goats, pigs, hogs, sheep, and turkeys. The remedies are recommended by veterinarians and pet lovers. Here are some tips:


Never use undiluted T36-C5 on your cat. If possible a cat will lick and groom an injured area. Using undiluted tea tree oil, applying it over a large area, or using it for a long period of time could cause an adverse reaction. Never use T36-C5 on a cat with impaired liver or kidney function, or on young kittens without the guidance of a vet. Light-haired cats and pedigree cats may be more sensitive. That said, your adult cat can benefit greatly by using diluted T36-C5 for minor first aid applications. A tiny bit of T36-C5 goes a long way. For adult cats mix 2 drops of T36-C5 in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil or olive oil. Apply twice a day to the immediate area until healed. Do not saturate the skin more than necessary.

If a cat has a flea problem the best thing you can do is keep his fur well combed and every 7⁃10 days bathe the cat with the following mixture: 1 teaspoon Melaleuca Original Shampoo and 1 teaspoon jojoba oil. Mix and shampoo the cat avoiding the eyes. Rinse well.

ProVex-Plus is an excellent supplement for helping cats deal with chronic urinary problems. Open a capsule and mix with your cat's favorite food.


The Melaleuca Wellness Guide lists 50 ailments that affect dogs. Dogs appear to do quite well when treated with Sol-U-MelRenew Bath Oil and diluted T36-C5PRECAUTION:T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil needs to be diluted. There is an increased risk of an adverse reaction the stronger the dilution, the longer it is used and the larger the area covered (even more so if your dog is light haired or gray). It is better to use a weaker dilution initially over the affected area and only use for the duration of the first aid application as stated. Dilution for a large dog: Mix 3⁃4 drops of T36-C5 in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Medium to small dog: 2⁃3 drops of T36-C5 to every teaspoon of carrier oil. Puppies: Use minimal dilution. Do not use over a large area of skin.

Ear infection is one of the top five ailments that affect dogs. They can be caused by parasites, or a scratch or bite from another dog. When treating the ears, use a dropper and massage the ears after medicating them. Be careful of the animal shaking its head. Do not put the dropper inside the ear. Apply a slightly warmed mixture of the following twice each day if possible until alleviated. Swab the excess along the flap of the ear with a cotton ball. Mix 1⁃2 drops of T36-C5 with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Apply a couple of drops of this mixture to each ear as directed above.

Arthritis creates painful inflammation of the joints usually causing a dog to limp on one or more paws. The Arthritis Foundation tells us that one in every five adult dogs in the U.S. has arthritis. Glucosamine and omega supplements are recommended. ProCare© Hip + Joint Treats for Dogs are formulated with Replenex (includes glucosamine) technology and powered by Oligo. Your dog will enjoy the barbecue chicken flavor.

Bathe your dog with ProCare Professional Pet Shampoo. All you need is a teaspoon of the product and shampoo away! Rinse well and your dog's coat will remain in very good condition. Melaleuca Original Shampoo also has Melaleuca oil that discourages pests and is an excellent solution if you don't have ProCare Shampoo on hand. ProCare© Skin + Coat Treats for Dogs provide Oligo and Vitality Coldwater Omega-3s to help your dog maintain a healthy, shiny coat.


Make an "all purpose spray mixture" for horses by combining 16 ounces of Sol-U-Mel and 4 ounces of Tough & Tender in a 1-gallon bucket of water. Blend thoroughly and use this as a spray for challenging areas such as cuts, scrapes, and burns. Sol-U-Mel works well as a spray because it is made of almost 10% tea tree oil in a solution that makes it water-soluble.

T35-C5 is very effective when used on almost any injury, as is MelaGel and Triple Antibiotic Ointment. For fly control in the stall areas, spray the area liberally with a 16-ounce spray bottle of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of Tough & Tender and 2 ounces of Sol-U-Mel. Carefully protect the horse's eyes and face from any type of spray. Apply liberally early in the day. This solution may be sprayed on the horse's body to repel flies. Melaleuca Original Shampoo can be used to get rid of lice and discourage ticks. It also softens mane and tail hair, encourages hair growth, and prevents tangles. It is anti-static, which means dust does not collect as readily, and it helps prevent any skin fungus. Today's Horse gives several tea tree oil remedies that can be used on horses.


Tea tree oil is a well-known anti-lice remedy. From Stock and Land we learn about research showing great success in using tea tree oil to preventing lice infestations and kill blowfly maggot larvae. The research was conducted on sheep. A 1% tea tree oil formulation produced a 100% kill rate of lice and lice eggs!

All life, whether human or animal, benefits by using safer products. Applying harmful pesticides can be dangerous not only to our pets and the person applying the products, but also to the rest of the family. Fortunately we have safer solutions.

~ Richard M Barry

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

The cover of the Melaleuca Wellness Guide

Widely recognized as the definitive resource for the many questions about uses of Melaleuca products, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide features over 200 health solutions, over 150 cleaning solutions, and over 215 suggestions for cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals.

Many Melaleuca Marketing Executives have found that when they make sure their new customers have The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, they are happier with their choice to switch stores. Using The Melaleuca Wellness Guide helps people understand the many applications for Melaleuca products. Understanding of the products helps create product-centered organizations which have higher average order size and retention rates.

Healthy Dogs, Cats, Horses and More Success Stories

The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.

Melaleuca first aid saved a 5 day horse camping trip. The first night out, I had tied my horse to the overhead picket line and thought I had carefully measured rope length. Anyway, Tessa ended up with a hind leg caught over the rope in the pastern area (part of horses foot). Fortunately, I had my first aid solution spray mix (anti bacterial soap, Sol-U- Mel, T36-C5 and water). I sprayed her several times day with this, let it air dry a bit, and then applied MelaGel and kept it loosely covered.

Rope burns can be very nasty, painful, take a long time to heal and can leave scarring. She had no swelling, crusting over or weeping, and showed no signs of discomfort for the entire trip. About 10-14 days after, I thought it looked so good I thought I could discontinue treatment. Well, that was the proof of how the Melaleuca was looked pretty nasty later in the day. I continued with treatment until I was sure all was well. No scarring and no missed riding! I think I ended treatment with Renew once or twice a day for a week or two. This was so easy and so worth it.

~ Barb

I have two dogs. One of them is a nervous dog and tends to make hot spots in various places on his body from constant licking of the area. I used to have to make a trip to the vet for antibiotics and topical ointment to the tune of at least $100 a trip. My other dog is little and scratches behind her ears causing open sores; same thing, trips to the vet, antibiotics and ointment. Well, since I decided to try applying MelaGel with a Q-tip to the hotspot or sore as soon as I noticed it, I have not once had to take either one to the vet for treatment of the sores! I apply the MelaGel a couple of times a day and within a few days the sores are healing! MelaGel has saved me hundreds of dollars in vet bills!

~ Diana

I ordered the ProCare Hip Treats for dogs as I thought my dog would like the flavor. They absolutely work! She's a 5 lb., 12 year old French poodle. I had been living in a third floor apartment since 2011 and she had never taken the steps. I thought she was intimidated since she could see through them. A loud noise scared her and she ran up the steps. That's when I realized she had arthritis and couldn't take the steps! I accidentally ran out of the treats and waited until I placed my next order to buy them again. Within three days she was back to waiting patiently for me to carry her up the steps. The treats came in and again she was back to running up the steps! She acts like she's six again! I will not run out of the treats for her again!

~ Kay

We have chickens and one of our hens started to peck on some of the other hens and the rooster to the point of drawing blood and one hen in particular had a bald behind. The feed store recommended a salve to stop the pecking and heal the area, but after reading the label I decided Melaleuca was the route I would go, as the salve label said it was a carcinogen. Having had cancer I didn't want to use it on the animals whose eggs I ate and am around daily. So I used a carrier oil and put a few drops of Melaleuca oil in the bottle and misted the hen daily. Her backside not only started growing feathers again after a week, but the inflammation from being pecked subsided after a few days and the other hen left her alone. I used the same spray on one of our dogs who got into a fight and his ear was slightly torn. It healed in less than a week and never became infected. Just love Melaleuca oil!

~ Rhonda

My 14 year old Westie has had a tough winter...who hasn't. The snow, ice, sand and salts have really irritated and hurt the pads on his feet. I consulted my vet before using T40-C3 oil and he suggested diluting it with some olive oil. This saved me a very expensive vet bill and helped so much, I was amazed. I put a few drops in a teaspoon of olive oil and rubbed it on the pads of his feet twice a day. I noticed a difference within the first day, and by day three, his pads looked perfect. Incredible!!! This worked so well I decided to try it on an abscess he had developed on his tail. The vet had said it might have to be surgically removed. Imagine the cost. Within ten days the abscess had totally shrunk and all that remained was a small black scab that could be easily cut away. It looks perfect now, and again, no expensive vet bill. My new "go to" for healing anything pet or people. YES ....amazing and it totally works!

~ Ellen

Last summer my 4 year old horse got tangled in a ranch panel and sliced her leg wide open. The wound was almost 4" long and just as wide. We called the vet, and he said that because of the shape of the wound (triangle) and because of the location (across her tendons) we couldn't stitch it up. It would just tear the stitches out. We agreed with him and decided to go ahead and put MelaGel on it a couple times a day, and wash it with antibacterial soap. After a few days the wound had closed nicely, and within a couple more days it was nearly healed completely. Our biggest fear was that the wound would never heal properly and cause the scar to continually open. Not the case. You can't even find the scar!!! We also have a gelding that cut his ear, MelaGel healed it in no time...with no scars! We mix our own fly spray for the horses and cows. We have never loved products as much as we do Melaleuca! Thank you.

~ Londa & Brett

Healthy horse story: Sol-U-Mel the best thing to have around for all critters! We use it for fly spray, and in the Texas heat it works great without spraying poison on my babies. It is also very good for cleaning and healing of cuts. Mix in a spray bottle for the hard to clean areas around the hoof. And for sun screen for the "fair of noses," Sun Shades cream is wonderful. For a shiny coat and manageable mane and tail, Melaleuca Oil Shampoo. And Leave-in-Detangling spray is a must. Thank you Melaleuca!

~ Cheryl

We love Melaleuca products for the home, and swear by the Vitality, but our animals have also benefited. We had an ongoing problem with one of our dogs with regards to her allergies. Every winter she'd have to use steroid drugs to be rid of the almost constant scratching. Her skin was raw. We started using MelaPower detergent in December of 2010, and since then she has had no problems. She hasn't had to use steroids since! One other favorite of mine is using the Sol-U-Mel mixed with water as an effective fly spray for the horses. It works AND they smell good! I'm so happy to give up the chemicals we used to use for their benefit and ours.

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has solutions for all things, personal, home, garden and pet! Thank you RM Barry and Melaleuca!

~ Elizabeth

My daughter has a gray and white long hair cat. He got into the garage and walked right through the center of a pan of car oil. His four paws and his belly, normally white, were brown! After consulting The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, she bathed him in the Melaleuca Pet Shampoo with salt added. His brown fur returned to the beautiful white! Amazing!

~ Sue

My mom has a 14 yr old German shepherd. German shepherds are prone to arthritis. My mom's dog was so bad that she could hardly stand up, let alone walk very far. My mom took her to the vet expecting them to put her to sleep, but they told her that other than arthritis she was healthy. So they gave her some pain pills for the dog. They helped a little, but like most pain pills they made her tired all the time. So my mom decided to try giving her Replenex since my mom takes it and it works so well for her. A couple weeks later her dog was up and wanting to play fetch all the time. It was a complete turnaround thanks to the Replenex. Now my mom orders 2 bottles every month; 1 for herself and 1 for her dog.

~ Amber

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