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Neem Oil for Pets: Is It Safe?

Azadirachta indica tree photo credit Flickr lalithamba.jpg Have you ever heard of Neem and it's potential to have medicinal benefits for pets?
Neem oil is extracted from the Azadirachta indica tree, which is native to tropical regions of the world.    It's been touted to have many medicinal properties, including anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and more.
Neem oil is generally used topically (on the skin surface), but some practitioners tout its effects when taken orally.  
It's best that Neem is used with patients having ailments fitting within certain parameters of appropriate use so that the safest outcome can be achieved.
Learn more about Neem and its use for our animal companions via my contributions to this article for PetMD Neem Oil for Pets: Is It Safe? 
Dr. Patrick Mahaney
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