The giveaway is officially closed! Thank you to all who entered! I will post the winner tomorrow.
Baths. I hate them, I loathe them, and yet my human insists that I need them at the most inconvenient times (i.e. anytime). The only reason I put up with it is because I usually get more attention when I smell like something the humans consider “good” than when I smell like a dog (which apparently is considered “bad”). I’ve been washed with many a dog shampoo as there are so many kinds out there, but I think my humans (and I guess me) have finally found the dog shampoo brand to beat all dog shampoo brands: Mutt Nose Best.
Mutt Nose Best is a Maine based company whose goal, according to their website, is to “enhance the lives of our pet clients and their humans.” All of the formulas sold through Mutt Nose Best are sulfate-free (sulfate is a harsh chemical usually found in hygiene and cleaning products. Sulfates are incredibly dangerous if ingested), contain the highest quality ingredients, and are most importantly green (in the environmental sense). All the shampoos and conditioners are formulated as concentrates, meaning that the consumer adds the water to the product to cut back on excess packaging. The packaging itself is green as well! The company that packages Mutt Nose Best takes surplus and obsolete packaging and re-purposes it which keeps tons and tons of waster out of landfills.
A lot of the Mutt Nose Best formulas use wild Maine blueberries as one of their main ingredients. When used topically, blueberries can help nourish the skin, neutralize free radicals, and help heal and soothe inflamed skin. Plus they just smell terrific! And what’s great about the blueberries that Mutt Nose Best uses is that they are all sourced in Maine!
So far I have been bathed in two of the Mutt Nose Best formulas: U Berry Itchy Dog which contains wild Maine blueberries and colloidal oatmeal to help soothe a dog’s itchies, and U Berry Clean Dog featuring real blueberry seeds (which will sometimes be confused for fleas if your human doesn’t read the label first) to help exfoliate. My mom loves how soft both make my coat feel, how lightweight my curls become (“like curly clouds” as my mom would say), and how delicious I smell. Thankfully the scent isn’t too overwhelming unlike some other shampoos I’ve been washed in (dogs do have sensitive noses) and even their doggy eau de toilets (I have the U Berry Clean Dog spray) have a light, pleasing blueberry smell. It’s neither a heavy nor sickly sweet scent; it’s perfect!
Recently Mutt Nose Best launched a new formula, U Berry Calm Puppy. U Berry Calm Puppy features both lavender and organic Maine oats (as well as the blueberries) to nourish and calm. While it’s formulated to be gentle enough for a puppy’s sensitive skin, it’s perfect for adult dogs too!
And guess what! Mutt Nose Best has been most wonderful and has offered a U Berry Calm Puppy set to one lucky Of Cows’ Tails and Chew Toys reader! The winner will receive a 4 oz U Berry Calm Puppy shampoo, conditioner, and eau de toilet. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered. For an extra entry, just “like” the Mutt Nose Best facebook page and leave an additional comment here saying you’ve done so. This contest will end on Sunday, October 9th at 8pm EST when one commenter will be randomly selected. Good luck!
Happy tail wags!
Update: I’m now adding a second way for an extra entry: subscribing to my blog! A few commenters have done that in lieu of “like” the Mutt Nose Best facebook, so it’s now an official way to get an extra entry!