Not only am I swooning over Cogo Pet’s simple, modern pet grooming products and their packaging, I’m impressed at the way they do business. When you make a purchase on the Cogo Pet’s website, during checkout you can insert the name and contact info for your favorite animal health rescue/charity and Cogo Pet will donate 50% of the product price to your cause.
This package design for the Oh My Dog! hair care line is nothing short of spectacular. The only disappointing part about it is that it’s not an actual hair care line for dogs! Bummed? Yeah, I was too. But I still appreciate the enchanting work of Martha Robertson and Alfonso Sotelo, who designed this packaging during a workshop at ELISAVA in Barcelona. Martha and Alfonso imagined dog washing as an “adventure” of running, splashing, biting, and a whole host of other things dogs to to avoid baths. They decided they wanted to add a bit of humor and fun to the process by designing this charming packaging in which dogs interact and play with the logo. I think it’s brilliant and well-done. If only all companies put this much thought into creating beautiful packaging!
Founded in New York City by a former L’Oreal executive and two freelance creative directors; Ragazzi Life is a new brand of dog shampoos, dog conditioners, and grooming products. Manufactured here in the USA using plant-based biodegradable ingredients, Ragazzi Life products are vet-tested and dog approved. If Lulu wasn’t allergic to everything including water (joke), I’d definitely try these out. Also available is a line of dog leashes, collars, and hand made dog bowls. Check it out.
A while back I fell in love with The Urban Animal Scientist’s line of incredibly stylish silk dog collars. Recently, founder Antonio F. Lewis has blown me away again with his latest collection of beautifully designed dog shampoos and conditioners from The Wash collection, and these modern and elegant home candles from The Loft collection. Both items are definitely display-worthy and perfect for keeping your pet-friendly home from smelling like, well, dog.
SkinnySkinny eco-friendly bath and body company owner Clara Williams found that her Shepherd-Collie mix, Haley, was having some skin issues. Therefore, she created a new product, the Organic Fetching Dog Shampoo Bar specifically for dogs with skin allergies and sensitivities. With natural ingredients such as rosemary, citronella, and ylang ylang, it cleanses while soothing.
[via Cool Hunting]
The new Molly Mutt Clean products are designed to help you clean your dog and your dog’s bed!
The first three products in the Clean line include:
Fresh Dog Bed Freshener: You probably already know how stinky your dog’s bed can get after a while. If you don’t have time to wash it, you can spritz it with this freshener to remove — not cover — the odors. Geranium essential oils naturally repel flea and ticks, and lavender essential oils help calm dogs while adding a fresh bedding scent.
Wash Dog Shampoo: Wash Dog Shampoo safely cleanses your dog?s coat and naturally deodorizes without drying skin. Rosemary and peppermint create a clean, fresh scent, and the essential oils are naturally anti-bacterial.
Soft Dog Coat Conditioner: Soft Dog Coat Conditioner detangles and conditions your pup?s coat for a healthy looking shine and soothed skin. Soft uses naturally anti-bacterial rosemary and peppermint essential oils for a clean, fresh scent.
Molly Mutt Clean meet the standards of natural as set by the Natural Products Association (NPA) and are free of sulfates, parabens, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. All products from the Clean line are pH-balanced to be gentle on dogs? sensitive skin ? even puppies. Molly Mutt Clean products are made locally in California and are sustainably made and packaged in bottles made of PET with a recycle code of 1, which is the most readily recycled bottle material and has the highest conversion rate.
I recently bought some Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe shampoo for our dogs because, as you now, their skin is very sensitive and Beans has very dry skin too. We purchased this because the ingredients are all natural and we didn’t want to irritate our pets’ skin in any way. We’ve only used it once so far, and noticed that Lulu broke out in hives a few days later. This could, of course, be a coincidence, but now I’m terrified to use it (or any shampoo) again! She’s only had these hives two times and I can’t remember if the first time she had them she had been recently bathed. This last time was really bad and we had to put her on antibiotics and steroids. Am I crazy to think that it could be related to the shampoo? Edit: Lulu’s bumpy allergy problem is likely due to shampooing, but we have not yet determined what specific ingredient causes her to break out.
Here are the ingredients: Purified water, renewable coconut-based cleansers, colloidal oatmeal (3%), aloe vera, almond and vanilla essences, olive oil squalene (natural preservative).
Could there be something in this shampoo and other shampoos we’ve used that she has a reaction to?
On another note, I’ve noticed that Beans had less dandruff afterward, so it seems to have worked well for him, along with the sardine oil we have been giving the dogs each day.