The Animal Desk Reference, by Melissa Shelton, DVM, 2nd Edition


Updated! Recommendations for safely using essential oils on all species of animals from the recognized authority in the field.


ADR II, by holistic veterinarian Melissa Shelton, DVM, is the authoritative reference that addresses the safe use of essential oils with all animals (Veterinary Aromatic Medicine).

Dr. Shelton is regarded as the leading expert in the use of essential oils with animals from insects to elephants. Every animal species is included within the easy to read text, along with details on sourcing, evaluation, chemistry, carrier oils, and descriptions of each essential oil. Recipes and suggestions for common conditions affecting all species are included, together with safety and monitoring information, as well as the current knowledge regarding feline metabolism and toxicity.

Purpose: Education. (Learn more about the difference between Marketing and Education materials.)

Pages: 585.

Binding: Softcover.

Size: 7" x 10" x 1¼".

Table of Contents

Veterinary Aromatic Medicine
Essential Oils
Essential Oil Constituents
CO2 Extracts
Metabolism Theory
Just the Science
Metabolic Pathways
Drug Interactions
Carrier Oils
Oil Collection Methods
Instructions from the Author
The Safe Use of Oils
Oil Selection
GRAS Status
Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
Essential Oil Dilution Rates
Use of Neat Oil
Forms of Dilution
Drops and Measurements
Oils and Reproduction
Sensitivity to Oils
Essential Oil Aversions
Methods of Application
Ingestion of Oils
Adding Oils to Drinking Water
Mixing Oils into Foods
Oral Administration
Three Part Blends
Topical Applications
Essential Oils and Eyes
Essential Oils and Ears
Rectal Instillation
How Much, How Often
Previous Techniques
Drip and Rub Techniques
Body Supportive Blends
Emotional Work with Oils
Advanced Techniques
Injections and IVs
Into the Future
Future Research
Essential Oil Singles
Essential Oil Blends
Essential Oils: Avian
Avian Conditions
Essential Oils: Ferrets
Essential Oils: Rabbits
Essential Oils: Exotic Animals
Essential Oils: Feline
Feline Supportive Blend
Feline Conditions
Canine Supportive Blend
Canine Conditions
Equine Supportive Blend
Equine Conditions
Large Animal Techniques

About the Author

Melissa Shelton, DVM, is a holistic and integrative veterinarian who specializes in the medical use of essential oils with all animals. Considered the top specialist in Veterinary Aromatic Medicine, she is sought after as an educator worldwide for both professionals and the public.