SHOPPING SKIN & COAT CARE
She added that the product “enhances an animal’s natu-
ral immune system against dermatological disorders” and also is
available in a medicated formula for more serious skin problems.
“Increasingly savvy pet parents are reading the fine print on
labels and researching ingredients for the attributes they want
to find in a product, as well as those they don’t,” said Jill Taft,
founder of BarkLogic, a brand of New York-based Logic Products.
BarkLogic announced a line extension at Global Pet Expo
in Orlando, Fla., in March, featuring four sulfate-free, plant- and
mineral-based grooming and cleanup solutions sets.
Manufacturers are heeding that call.
The Raw Organic Coconut Oil supplement, recently released
by Kin+Kind, offers antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral
properties to help fight off invisible pests that might damage
a dog’s skin and coat, said Janine Ling, owner of the New York-based company.
The USA-made, human-grade formulations provide pure and
gentle grooming and cleanup products for the eco-conscious dog
owner, Taft said.
“Our product is 100 percent organic, virgin and cold-pressed
to preserve the maximum nutrients from this amazing superfood,” Ling said.
Each hypoallergenic set consists of a shampoo, a conditioner, a two-in-one shampoo, a leave-in conditioning spray,
biodegradable wipes, an odor-eliminating spray, a urine and
stain spray, and a kennel and coat spray. The formulas include
Sensitive Skin, Calming, Clean and Clear, and Revitalizing Spa
A summer release is planned for a Tobiko’s new Skin and Coat
The company’s new Argan Oil Restoring Dog Shampoo
contains essential oils to aid in the repair of damaged coats and
draw more moisture to a dog’s skin.
“As with each Kin+Kind shampoo, argan oil is all natural,”
Supplement. Rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9 to maintain healthy skin
and coat, the product has been developed to improve the health
of a dog from the inside out and features organic hempseed,
plus other vegan and nonfish derived organic oils, said Michelle
Ling said. “We use organic oils instead of drying chemicals and
add natural glycerin for extra moisture.”
Drnek, co-founder of the Hampstead, N.H.-based company.
Last year, Vetericyn Animal Wellness launched the FoamCare
pet shampoo line. The spray-on, instant-foaming shampoo is
available in different formulations according to the thickness
of an animal’s coat, said Melinda J. Mayfield, DVM, technical
services veterinarian for the Rialto, Calif.-based company.
“The liquid supplement is easy to give to a dog—simply driz-
zle a bit over the food bowl,” Drnek said. “It has a neutral taste
and odor, can be used with any dry, cooked or raw food, and pet
owners should see noticeable improvement within weeks.”
“We have low-density for fine coats, medium-density for
moderate coats and high-density for thick coats,” she said.
Yucca schidigera, biotin and coconut oil with no wheat, corn or
soy,” Rohrig said. C A R R I
Nutri-Vet Grain Free Skin and Coat Soft Biscuits for dogs were
created to support skin and coat health, said Michele Rohrig,
brand manager, companion animal, for Manna Pro Products in
“The reason we did this is to make rinsing as easy and fast as
“In addition to omega- 3 and omega- 6 fatty acids, each soft
biscuit contains high-quality ingredients such as peanut butter,
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