Today, our cats, dogs and other animals have become much more than pets. They have been relegated to the status of humanization as beloved family members in every way except maybe sitting at the dining room table and eating with the family, and in some instances, even that is true!
Human caretakers are as involved with the care of their animals as much as they are with their children, for they are there in our hearts, albeit with a tail, lots of fur and a few extra legs.
Happy, healthy, clean and smelling good are the four fundamental aspects relating to modern pet care. Consequently, the demand for products and services that correspond to the above-mentioned factors is growing rapidly all over the world. These include but are not limited to: shampoos, conditioners, paw wipes, cat litter, skunk odor removal products and deodorizing spritzes.
The idea of “pets as family” means they are often in close proximity with their owners both when at home and outside, which boosts the sale of clean up products and fosters an increasing focus on pet health and wellness.
Many of the products pet owners seek are scented with natural and synthetic formulations, and an increasing number of those fragrances have been created by our perfume masters at Alpha Aromatics, where our mission is quite simply to design, create and supply the world’s finest scents one fragrance at a time, all the while meeting the highest guidelines and standards set by the world’s leading safety assessment associations.
Why Use Care When Choosing Pet Products?
Essential oils are vital to the perfume industry, but like any other product under the sun, must be applied properly in order to be effective. Pet owners must understand that although most essential oils are safe for use on our beloved pets, some are not.
Essential oils, such as: eucalyptus oil; tea tree oil; cinnamon; citrus; pennyroyal; peppermint; pine, sweet birch; wintergreen and ylang ylang can be toxic to both dogs and cats, whether they are applied directly to the skin or used in diffusers.
Ask your veterinarian first, as there are also many more essential oils used by our fragrance masters at Alpha Aromatics that enhance the well being of our animals. It is important to know which ones are safe.
Which essential oils are most used in each note of fragrances?
Fragrances And Typical Pet Care Products
The following are some of the more popular categories pet owner seek to care fro their beloved animals.
Today there is a plethora of pet shampoos on the market, all of which meet the fundamental needs of most dogs. Many smell so good that a pet owner may be tempted to bathe their furry children even more than they may even need.
The challenge with some pet shampoos is that their formulas often contain artificial fragrances and other chemicals that can harm an animal’s sensitive skin. Pet owners should consider selecting shampoos that are made with pet-safety in mind. Labels should ensure natural ingredients that are free from harsh chemicals, dyes and additives.
Pets conditioners can be very helpful in keeping a dog’s fur glossy, hydrated and free of tangles after shampooing. While some pet owners may be tempted to use their own hair conditioning products on their beloved pets, this is not a good idea.
According to the American Kennel Club, conditioners, along with other skin, body, and hair care products, are formulated to be pH balanced, meaning they won’t disrupt the thin layer of protective skin called the acid mantle. Dogs do not have the same pH levels as humans, and what may be good for human hair is not necessarily good or even safe for a dog’s fur and skin.
With application, conditioners emit a pleasant scent as well as reduce the prevalence of mats, knots, and tangles. They are also convenient and can be applied in between baths. It should also be mentioned that some pets may require a standalone conditioner or a combination shampoo-conditioner.
In the case of a dog with a low maintenance coat, a two-in-one product may be a good choice. On the other hand, if a dog has particular needs, separate products are the best option.
Paw Deodorizing Wipes
Paw deodorizing wipes are the one-step refresh solution in between your dog’s baths. These wipes help keep odor away while removing loose debris and hair. Their formulation usually includes a special vitamin complex blend of nutrients that help maintain the health of your dog’s coat and skin.
They are small, rectangular pieces of disposable or single-use cleaning cloth that are embedded with several ingredients to provide a cleansing effect. Most come with deodorizer and moisturizer properties to aid in their ability to wipe dirt off of your pet’s paws.
Developing a cat litter that a finicky feline may deem worthy of using is probably among the more difficult of tasks assigned to cat litter manufacturers. Turning off or hopefully on the inclinations of cats is made even more difficult by the fact that even more than other animals, cats do not like changes to their environment. It’s almost as if they hail from the state of Missouri, where it is said people are not easily convinced.
While every cat is certainly different, studies have shown us that felines tend to have certain “universal” preferences when it comes to litter. For one, they tend to prefer fine particle litters, as opposed to pellet and crystal-type ones. This is perhaps due to evolutionary vestiges, as cats were originally desert-dwellers that buried their waste in sand.
Most cats also seem inclined to prefer unscented litters versus scented ones. Cat litter manufacturers always understand that unscented means free of ammonia and other smells, the creation of which requires almost as much skill and manipulation as fragrance inclusion.
Whether a cat litter product contains a fragrance or not, it is essential they contain a vaporous odor neutralizer, as this aids in helping to remove malodorous molecules in the air surrounding a litter box.
In keeping with our leading position as a fragrance manufacturer and supplier, we also have one of the most comprehensive arsenals of odor neutralizing additives for every type of scented product.
Skunk Odor Removal
Skunks live everywhere and dogs are curious creatures that may venture too close to one scurrying across a yard. The end result is usually a face full of skunk.
Research indicates that a skunk’s odor will last 14-21 days if left untreated and the more time that elapses before washing it off, the harder it will to be to eliminate that nasty sulfuric odor.
Pet Odor Control & Clean-Up Product Studies And Statistics
The global pet odor-control and clean-up products market size was valued at USD 7.02 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.94% over a five year forecast period (2025). Rising demands for odor neutralizers is anticipated to drive the market.
In 2018, the United States market for pet odor control and clean-up products was valued at about USD 3.32 billion. .Retail sales of pet clean-up and odor-control products reached more than $4 billion in 2019,This figure is estimated to increase to 3.94 billion by the year, 2025.
In a new study conducted by research publisher, Packaged Facts, cat litter accounted for 73% of the overall pet clean-up and odor-control market. Seventeen percent involved puppy/training pads and dog waste bags and accessories.
Pet clean-up and odor-control preparations comprised the remaining 13 %. Packaged Facts estimates that the pet clean-up and odor-control product market will experience a 3% CAGR, which will near $5 billion by the year, 2024.
The motivation behind the increase is the desire on the part of industry leaders to make the messier aspects of pet ownership and care easier and more appealing to busy caretakers.
For those consumers of pet products who live in apartment buildings, cats are often the preferred pet because while they do need a litter box, they don’t need to be walked. Those who have dogs, rely heavily on clean-up products, such as training pads and waste bags, to enable them to keep their pets in a clean, small space.
Alpha Aromatics As A Fragrance And Odor-Control Pioneer
We are a family-run business whose roots stretch as far back as the mid 1940s. We are well known both domestically and internationally for our masterful ability to attract and inspire commercial traffic and induce brand loyalty by creating a memorable olfactory link between products and the consumers who buy them.
Our fine compositions are used in a multitude of sectors including but not limited to: superior quality perfumes; scent branding; personal care products; candles and diffusers, cosmetics, fragrances for the home and pet products.
Our formulations meet every regulation set by The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), International Fragrance Association (IFRA), Oregon Tilth, International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), and each of our researchers and chemists develop all of them in our 85,000-square-foot Technology Center, which is located in suburban, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This expansive facility is the hub of our constant state of innovation within the world of industrial science. Our laboratories are equipped with the best state-of-the-art tools that money can buy. These include: gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, headspace analysis, distillation, extraction and quality control technology.
Six Popular Pet Care Product Fragrances
The following represent only a small sampling of the many fragrances available from the vast roster at Alpha Aromatics. Three of which are natural and three are synthetic.
Natural Fragrance For Pet Care Products
Natural Cucumber Mint
Opening with a top note bursting of invigorating citrus and fresh crisp cucumber, these elements soon coalesce into a floral heart note bouquet featuring intense and deeply intoxicating jasmine, soothing, sweet and herbal lavender and exotic and sugary white tea bud. The scent completes with a base note marked by elements of cooling, minty spearmint leaf and subtle floral and woody petitgrain.
Natural Coconut Sandalwood
An intensely tropical top note of sweet, succulent and waxy pineapple, fresh, fruity guava and lush and milky coconut soon meld into a heart note featuring earthy, nutty sage and green, slightly sharp vetiver. Creamy sandalwood and warm, woody, dry cedar wood form the base note that completes this exotic fragrance.
Natural Honeysuckle Bloom
Aromatic and acidic citron and juicy, luscious orange form the top notes of this heady fragrance. These aspects soon meld into a floral/ citrusy heart note bouquet hallmarked by intoxicating jasmine, musky rose, spicy, herbal carnation and cozy, wild and sugary honeysuckle. The scent completes with an herbal/woody base note comprised of slightly powdery and lush sandalwood and green, fresh dried herbs.
Synthetic Scents For Pet Care Products
Fresh Pear Blossom
Streams of complex, clean and piquant bergamot, juicy orange and fruity, slightly sweet and dense pear meld to form the top note of this appealing scent. A middle note soon follows featuring powdery and sugary violet, romantic and aromatic rose, earthy, floral geranium and vanilla, almond-tinged heliotrope. A woody base note dominated by toasty, rich and velvety sandalwood completes this memorable fragrance.
Lavender Apples & Oak
Honeyed, peppery mandarin and crisp green apple form the top note of this aromatic formulation. These fruity components soon surrender to a floral heart note bouquet of bright and tropical lily, intense and deeply sensual jasmine and sugary, soothing lavender. Woody aspects form the base note of this fragrance characterized by pine-fresh fir needle, sensual, animalistic musk and earthy, dry and forest-like aged oak.
Crushed Raspberry Leaves
A top note of crisp, crunchy green apple, fruity, sweet and aromatic grape, and tangy and woody-nuanced raspberry coalesce and then fade into a heart note of sweet, floral jasmine, passionate and dreamy rose, and powerful, piquant and peppery leafy greens. Elegant, lush vanilla, and sugary, tangy berry nectar comprise the finishing base note of this scent.
If you’re a pet care product manufacturer, give us a call today — and choose one of the above mentioned fragrances or have our teams create a new and different fragrance blended for your specific pet product needs.
Final thought about pets:
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.~ Groucho Marx
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