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Going All Natural

Pet Age Staff//February 10, 2014//

Going All Natural

Pet Age Staff //February 10, 2014//

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People are becoming smarter and educating themselves and are making better choices regarding their health than they have in the past. This includes eliminating product ingredients that are controversial, or considered “overly processed” in foods, shampoos, cosmetics and cleaners.

As a result, all natural products are finding a niche in the dog care industry and all natural shampoos and grooming products are becoming very popular.

Nootie is one of the many companies that make an all natural shampoo line. A family run business, Nootie specializes in all natural grooming products in scents that are sure to appeal to the consumer: Warm Sugar Cookie, Japanese Cherry Blossom and Sweet Pea and Vanilla and Cucumber Melon are just a few. Their shampoos and spritzs are made with naturally derived ingredients. Aloe and oatmeal, essential fatty acids, rosemary and jojoba oil are included to treat pet’s skin and coat and make them smell good and remain healthy as well. Nootie also makes an Argan Oil shampoo and spritz designed to keep pets coats in top condition.

Another manufacturer in the natural product marketplace is Burt’s Bees, who has a line directed at pets called Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care Products. These include a full line of specialty shampoos, including a tearless shampoo with buttermilk and a hotspot shampoo with apple cider vinegar and aloe vera. The line also includes an ear cleaner made with peppermint and witch hazel and several sprays to sooth itchy or irritated skin.

Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care Products are pH balanced for pets and contain no parabens, phtalates, petrochemicals or sulfates.

Natural Defense

Many consumers turn to natural grooming products when it comes to getting rid of, or preventing fleas.

Natural Chemistry’s DeFlea products are used by groomers and owners alike to safely and naturally kill fleas on contact, and does not contain pyrethrins or permethrins.

Their DeFlea Shampoo for Cats is a patented combination of  ingredients that work in tandem with one another to “soften” the waxy exoskeleton of fleas, ticks and mites. The company’s Natural Flea Shampoo and Spray contains natural botanical ingredients that work synergistically with one another to provide effective, natural, and safe flea protection. The natural botanical formula has been proven to provide residual killing and repelling up to 7 days.

Ark Natural’s has a line of Neem products that also naturally combat the flea issue. Their Neem “Protect” Shampoo is natural, safe and eco-friendly. Botanicals gently shampoo dirt, oil and sebum from pet’s coats. It is non-drying and low-sudsing.

Slather Up

Planet Dog created a line of grooming products that fit their company’s.

They have created a line of shampoos that include an All Natural Deodorizing Shampoo, All Natural Oatmeal and Aloe Shampoo and All Natural Healing Shampoo. All shampoos are made with a coconut shampoo base and specialized ingredients to address specific skin or coat issues.

Just like in human products, pet retailers who carry true all natural products can see their sales increase dramatically because this customer base is growing in leaps and bounds.

By educating yourself and your staff you can assist your customers in choosing the best all natural products for their pets.

Debi Hilley