Anicura is a fairly young UK-based company whose focus lies on natural skin care products for dogs & cats.
All of Anicura’s skin care products were developed to help animals prone to skin allergies, dry and flaky skin, itchy and chapped skin, as well as those who are suffering from sores, scabs and other skin illnesses.
Disclaimer: Anicura Natural Pet is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping the prize to the winner. Anicura Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this blog post.
Products Inspired By Rescued K9 CEO Bella & Sister Company Salcura
Anicura’s humans Claudia & Martin adopted American Staffordshire Terrier Bella in 2013. Although Bella herself wasn’t plagued by skin problems, many Staffies & rescue pups in general are prone to skin conditions and allergies due to their weak immune systems.
Adopting Bella made Claudia & Martin realize the need for a high quality natural skincare range that works with the delicate dog (& cat) skin instead of against it.
Anicura’s sister company Salcura Natural Skin Therapy (for humans) has over a decade of experience with natural ingredients and also inspired the launch of a natural skin care product range for pets!
It goes without saying that neither the human skin care products nor the ones for our pets are tested on animals!
Natural Alternative To Chemical Skin Care Products & Pest Preventatives
After Missy’s thyroid cancer diagnosis & treatment throughout late 2014/early 2015, I have slowly but surely implemented a healthier lifestyle for both pups, consisting of a minimally processed raw diet, less vaccinations, and natural alternatives to chemical pest preventatives & skin care products.
While looking for the latter, I was excited to find out about Anicura Natural Pet Solutions last summer & reviewed some of their wonderful products here:
We’ve been using Anicura’s Dog Shampoo & Insect Repellent for 8 months now & enthusiastically recommend both (I’ve also used the insect repellent on myself, by the way)!
The pups are both lucky enough not to have any skin problems which is the only reason why we haven’t been using Anicura’s Gel Ointment & Spray, both of which are designed to calm & soothe, as well as heal, itchy and inflamed skin.
Made With All Natural Ingredients Instead Of Harsh Chemicals
Anicura’s skincare products never contain any steroids (itch-relieving hormones), paragons (chemical preservatives), lanolin (relatively common allergen), phthalates (chemical plasticizers), sodium laurel sulphate (SLS ~ chemical detergent), antibiotics, cortisones (used to treat inflammation, allergies, itching with many side effects) or paraffin (mineral oil derived from petroleum) ~ essentially nothing hard to pronounce!
What Anicura DOES use in their products sounds more like a stroll through a garden – Calendula Extract, Lavender Essential Oil, Safflower Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, as well as Roman Chamomile Oil.
Since Anicura doesn’t use any harsh chemicals in their products, it was ok to give the pups baths in our backyard with Anicura’s mild shampoo throughout the warmer summer months without having to worry about the environment.
Safe If Ingested
Since all of Anicura’s products are natural, they are safe if accidentally ingested. Now that’s peace of mind!
Bob, the yellow lab, gets hot spots regularly. His owners are not sure why he gets them, but now they know that Anicura’s Dog Spray helps them go away quickly!
Blue is a Staffie with very itchy skin, which made him scratch it so badly he opened up a scab. Blue’s owner has been using Anicura’s Dog Gel Ointment to help the skin heal and stop the frantic scratching.
Oberon is a Greyhound rescue who suffered from very serious skin conditions. Anicura provided his owner, who did not have many funds, with all of their skincare products and she’s been using them successfully since!
Enter To Win 5 Natural Solutions For Your Dog’s Sensitive Skin!
To enter Anicura’s giveaway for the 5 natural solutions for sensitive dog skin, simply visit the form below where you can enter every day for the next two weeks. Missy & Buzz wish you good luck!
The non-greasy Dog Spray ($21.99) has been designed to calm & soothe your dog’s skin. It can be used on a daily basis and can initially be applied as many as 3-4 times per day to heal the skin.
The omega-rich Dog Gel Ointment ($14.99) forms a soft layer over the skin and has been designed for the not-so-easy to reach areas like face wrinkles or other specific areas like the paws or other patches of skin not covered by your dog’s coat. The gel ointment can also initially be applied 3-4 times per day.
Anicura’s omega-rich, mild, deep-cleansing Dog Shampoo ($19.99) only contains natural fragrances such as chamomile & lavender. It can be used on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed basis (remember not to wash your dog too often, however, as that will rid the coat of its natural oils!).
The gentle Dog Conditioner ($19.99) is an ideal complement of Anicura’s Dog Shampoo. Just as the shampoo, it can be used on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed basis.
The water-based Insect Repellent ($19.99) is a spray-on anti-pest protection and will keep fleas, ticks, and other creepy crawlies away. It can be used as often as deemed necessary (& works for both dogs AND cats!).
Have you transitioned your pup(s) from chemical pest preventatives & grooming products to natural alternatives? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!