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In Sight: Formulating For Fido
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Posted: August 1, 2007, from the August 2007 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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“It is the ratio of ingredients that might be different. Dogs typically need higher levels of ingredients in the products because they are being applied less frequently, usually every few weeks, in comparison to a person who is using a product every day,” explained De Vos.
Another difference lies in the mildness of the ingredients.
“Dogs lick themselves and ingest the ingredients that are imparted on their coats, so we have to know that the formulated ingredients can be ingested,” said De Vos, who added that it is important to understand the nature of the animal for which they are formulating.