I will go out of my way to get the right products in order for my dogs to be both healthy and happy, however when a little convenience comes along, I'll gladly take it. So when I heard about a company making both natural grooming products and nutritionally superior treats, I had to learn more.
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That company is Isle of Dogs, the place where every dog shines.
"Real beauty goes beyond fluff. Isle of Dogs combines superior grooming products with premium natural treats and supplements to promote wellness and beauty from within. Our proprietary line of canine health and beauty products, sourced and made in the USA, supports a beautifully balanced and joyful life. With a rich heritage in competitive dog shows, we know what makes dogs shine." - Isle of DogsIsle of Dogs was founded in 2004 when owner Becky Rao, who was showing her champion Brittanys, faced the challenge of finding a product that would cleanse her dogs' coats without damaging them. Becky learned of a concoction mixed up by a local groomer for a terrier who had lost 90% of her hair due to a skin disorder. The special mixture had a nearly bald dog fully covered in soft, shiny fur in just five weeks time.
Becky incorporated this mixture, which contained primrose oil and royal jelly, into her show dogs' regimen and their healthy coats quickly gained praise on the professional dog show circuit. Becky and her husband, Kailas Rao, saw the potential and Isle of Dogs was born.
Today, Isle of Dogs' focus is on both inner wellness and outer beauty. The company's unique approach to beauty from the inside out is on par with today's trends in the human health and beauty industries. Simply put, what you put in - and on - your dogs effects their lifestyle.
The entire Isle of Dogs line is sourced and made in the USA using natural ingredients. Their proprietary formulas and conscientious manufacturing processes ensure their products stand apart from the competition.
We were able to try four products from the growing Isle of Dogs line - two treats and two grooming items. It's safe to say the Lapdogs preferred the treats, but their Mama was equally impressed with the grooming items.
Daily Essentials dog treats
The latest addition to the Isle of Dogs treat line, Daily Essentials are crunchy, 100% natural, pumpkin-based, gluten free, whole food treats designed to deliver the healthy nutrients dogs need.
Using a very simple recipe that includes only grains, fruits, vegetables and herbs, Daily Essentials are free of gluten, dairy, wheat, meat, added salt, corn, added sugar and soy - which makes them a perfect choice for so many dogs who suffer from food allergies and sensitives.
Daily Essentials are available in four varieties - Healthy Skin & Shiny Coat, Puppy Growth & Brain Development, Cleans Teeth & Freshens Breath, and Hip, Joint & Bone Health.
The Lapdogs tested the Cleans Teeth & Freshens Breath variety. Featuring apples, parsley and peppermint, they had no idea these treats were helping to brush their teeth and fight bad breath. All three happily gobbled up the round, mini-waffles and promptly asked for more.
Soft & Chewy dog treats
Formulated to support overall health and wellbeing, Soft & Chewy treats are thick, juicy heart-shaped morsels full of nutrient-rich ingredients to support overall health and well-being.
These semi-moist, vegetarian treats are low calorie, but high flavor, making them a great choice for rewarding during training sessions. Although Sophie prefers to skip the training and get right to the treating.
Soft & Chewy treats are available in six varieties - Training, Joint, Power, Skin, Health, and Chillout.
We tried the Skin treats, which feature flaxseed and kiwi fruit to help condition, moisturize and improve overall skin health. Cherries and apples were added to enhance the sweetness, and boy did the Lapdogs love these! I know I'm repeating myself by saying they asked for seconds, but it's true. Teutul even tried to pretend he never got firsts.
After we took care of the Lapdogs' Inner Wellness, it was time to test out some Outer Beauty products. Sophie and Teutul have both dealt with skin issues in the past, and Penny has been a little itchy during this bad seasonal allergy season (seriously, has it been as bad near you as it has near us - it's been months since I've had a sneeze-free day), so I was anxious to try some of the grooming products that Isle of Dogs is so well known for.
The Couture Collection features a 3-step, customizable system (shampoo, conditioner, grooming spray) which has been designed to work with dogs' coats and appropriate pH. The line features 9 shampoos, 5 conditioners, and 2 coat supplements, allowing owners to choose the combination of products for their dog based on coat type, skin issues and desired style.
I opted to test Isle of Dogs Coature No. 62 Evening Primrose Oil Dog Conditioning Mist for dry or Sensitive Skin, 8.4 oz. When I read that this oil-rich spray soothes dry skin by hydrating the cells responsible for oil balance, I immediately wanted to try it on Penny.
In addition to soothing skin, the Conditioning Mist also helps to alleviate flakes and add shine to dull and itchy coats, as well as to freshen coats, cover odors and extend time between regular baths.
The first thing I noticed about the Conditioning Mist was the human-salon-like packaging. The second thing was the wonderful, human-high-end-salon-product-like smell. It's a very fresh, light scent that even my nose-working Penny seemed to enjoy - which makes using it on her a breeze. You simply spray it on and then brush their coat.
And guess what? With just a few applications, I've already noticed less "seasonal itching," which is exactly what I was hoping for! I've also used the spray on Teutul and
While her coat is still super-puppy-shiny, I know from experience with our previous Doberman mix that their short hair can easily lead to dry skin and flakes, especially in the winter months. I'm excited to be armed with an easy-to-apply conditioning spray that will help alleviate that.
Everyday NaturaLuxury Collection Odor-Neutralizing Sprays
The Everyday NaturaLuxury Collection features gentle sulfate and paraben-free shampoos and conditioners. Designed for high quality performance, this line features modern fragrances that will leave both the humans and dogs feeling sensational.
I opted to try one of the Odor-Neutralizing Sprays, which can be used on your dog, as well as throughout your home. The sprays, called Repláscents, were designed to replace odors with a subtle fragrance and offer an alterative to perfume and home sprays, which are not safe for direct application on your dog's coat.
Repláscents are currently available in 5 fresh scents. I chose Isle of Dogs Odor Neutralizing Spray, 8 Fluid Ounce, Red Berries and Champagne, which is very light, fruity, pleasant scent that I'm comfortable spraying throughout my home.
I love that I can spray Repláscents directly onto my dogs coat, as well as on their bedding the couch, and even in the car. It's truly one of the best multi-use products that I have used, and it will certainly be a staple in the Lapdog household.
The Lapdogs and their Mom give Isle of Dogs all paws up! I love the company's beauty from the inside out approach, and the fact that not only is everything sourced and made in the USA, but I feel confident in using their products. They love the tasty treats, and were happy with the nice-smelling conditioning sprays (especially if it means less baths).
How would you like to try these same four Isle of Dogs products with your dog(s)?
Thanks to the Isle of Dogs crew, one (1) lucky winner will receive all four (4) of the products we reviewed here - Daily Essentials Cleans Teeth & Freshens Breath treats, Soft & Chewy Skin treats, No. 62 EPO Conditioning Mist, and Repláscents Red Berries & Champagne spray... we'll call it the "Lapdog Special!"
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