Formulating for pet care is not that different from formulating personal care. Tony De Vos, the president and owner of Cardinal Laboratories Inc., knows this fact all too well, as he has spent nearly his entire career wedged between the two. Although it may seem that formulating for pet care would be simpler than personal care, the truth may astonish some.
In addition to being president and founder of Cardinal Laboratories Inc., a pet care supplier, De Vos is also president and founder of Westwood Laboratories Inc. a company that formulates pet care and personal care in addition to serving as a contract manufacturer. According to De Vos, formulating for pet care products, specifically dog-grooming products, is more difficult due to the variance in the dog breeds.