Lavender contains a small amount of a compound called linalool, which is toxic to both dogs and cats.
Accordingly, is lavender good for calming dogs?
Lavender is most known for its calming properties… not just for humans, but for dogs as well. Sometimes our groomers will rub some lavender oil on their hands when handling a dog that is particularly nervous about being groomed. Breathing the lavender helps to reduce their anxiety and stress.