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Features April 2014 Issue

What’s the Deal with Tea Tree Oil?

Healing elixir or deadly poison?

Google the words “tea tree oil,” and the results could make your head spin. Some sites sing its praises as a healing elixir with the power to effectively treat bacterial and fungal infections that render your dog’s skin or ears itchy, while others warn that tea tree oil is a highly toxic substance, even applied topically, and can leave your pet paralyzed or even dead. Which view is right? …

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