The RTU version of New Mobility is already diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil to a ratio that I found most of my patients responded well to. However, there could still be animals who need a stronger or weaker concentration. Starting with the RTU version is an excellent first step, and then modifications can be made if necessary. This blend is intended for topical use, and is not meant to be given orally, beyond normal grooming or licking habits (which is entirely safe). While this blend is safe for oral ingestion, it really is not all that tasty - so that is why we make other blends with actual ingestion in mind.
For Dogs, Horses, and other Larger Animals - New Mobility can be used as a massage oil to support any sort of musculoskeletal concern or to support normal and healthy tissues as preventive measures. To help support joint health in breeds prone to certain conditions such as ruptured or torn Cruciate Ligaments (ACL, Partial Tears, etc...) or Luxating Patellas (loose knee caps) - a weekly massage with New Mobility RTU can be used. It is not necessary to part the fur to apply, as hair and natural skin oils wick essential oils into the follicles - allowing for absorption into the body.
When conditions are more acute (an active injury or problem) we may apply New Mobility RTU more often. Even daily (and up to three times a day) applications can be used. I often "pet" a light coating of this blend onto post surgical limbs (typically avoiding the incision) in my veterinary practice, and noticed much less swelling, bruising, and a quicker return to function and "toe-touching" post-op.
This blend is also helpful for horses (as well as others) and can greatly aid in support of circulation and prevention of "stocking up", edema, and soreness due to standing on hard surfaces or traveling long distances in a trailer.
When musculoskeletal concerns are present (ie older arthritic animals) - I will often layer the use of New Mobility RTU topically, with Any-Itis orally. If one or the other product is adequate to maintain comfort and activity for the animal, then we can use just that one. However, when we need something "more" - it is nice to layer the various products together for added support. Which product you select to try first, can often be determined by your animal's personality. If adding an item like Any-Itis to food seems to be an easier option for your household - then start there. If your animal is "beyond picky" with foods - then starting with topical applications may seem more appropriate. And, for those animals who are experiencing larger amounts of discomfort or decreased activity, I may start with the use of both products right away.
To create your own diluted blend of New Mobility - I recommend using Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) available to order on our Accessories page. Other carrier oils can certainly be used, but FCO is my favorite. As a starting dilution - I would recommend adding 1 part New Mobility NEAT to 9 parts FCO. For example, 1 drop essential oil, to 9 drops Coconut Oil. Or - 10 drops of essential oil to 90 drops of Coconut Oil.
For an easier, larger recipe, you can add 1 mL of essential oil to 9 mL of Coconut Oil. This is best done in an empty 15 mL essential oil bottle - available HERE. Measuring out 1 mL of the essential oil can be hard, unless you are a nerd like me and have a glass graduated cylinder for measuring! So - for those of you who need a more "rustic" version of measuring - (there are approximately 25 drops of New Mobility NEAT in 1 mL) - I recommend adding 25 drops of New Mobility NEAT to 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of Fractionated Coconut Oil. These measurements can vary slightly and not be too critical to be perfect, but it will give you an excellent start towards creating an approximate 10% concentration of New Mobility.
Once you have made this concentration, if you find that you need it to be a bit stronger, simply add several more drops of essential oil to your creation. Ideally, I rock the mixture once or twice a day to mix it completely, and allow it to sit for a couple of days to a week in order to fully "marry" with the Coconut Oil. If you have to use the diluted blend immediately, this is fine too. However, I find that the more time blends get to properly mix and "join together" the more synergy we see between the ingredients!
Horses & Large Animals: New Mobility NEAT (diluted or undiluted) is generally applied with Petting Techniques. Place 5-10 or more drops into your hands. Rub them together, then massage and pet onto the area of need. Indicated for support of all musculoskeletal conditions, Tying Up, sore backs, inflammation, bone and nerve conditions, laminitis, navicular disease, and more.
Dogs: Occasionally, there is a dog who may need a stronger application than the New Mobility RTU. In these cases, feel free to use the New Mobility NEAT to create your own custom concentrations.
Birds & Exotics: New Mobility RTU can be used topically in some situations for these species. However, there are products that are more specific to these animals that should be used first. CritterBoost, Feathered Plus NEAT, Aqua-Add, and Any-Itis RTU would be several recommendations for these species, depending on their needs.
Cats: For most cats, we would recommend using the KittyBoost and not New Mobility RTU. Although it will not be harmful for a cat to receive an application of New Mobility RTU (don't fret if you already have...) there are certainly more cat friendly options available and more appropriate. And we aim to please all cats!
Dogs: This blend was created specifically with dogs in mind. An ideal blend, with every essential oil that I always wanted for dogs who had knee injuries, were healing from orthopedic procedures and repairs, or that were just stiff or sore from any cause. Whenever anyone would ask me "What oils would be good for..." - it would never fail that some of my absolute favorite oils were either too expensive, on back order, or just not in the home at that time - and would therefore not be included into homemade blends - leaving them much less effective.
Horses & Large Animals: These animals can also use the RTU blend, and as we are finding with continual use and documentation - most larger animals respond very well to the RTU formulation. For those who may need a stronger concentration - then use of the NEAT version discussed below, can be diluted to the perfect individual concentration. Apply in the same manner as described for dogs.
New Mobility RTU (Ready To Use) combines essential oils that support musculoskeletal conditions of many species of animals.
An undiluted version of New Mobility, provides for the ability to custom dilute the blend for your particular animal needs. Occasionally, this blend is used NEAT to provide a bit more of a powerful application to horses and other larger animals.