Green Udders is a funny name for a
company that makes dog grooming products!
Yes, we know Green Udders is a funny name, but we're straight
up serious about our natural canine grooming products. We love dogs
- and, dogs are fun! Obviously, we like to have fun, too.
Some of our products
have funny names as well. Like our "Dog
nose balm. Named in part because, not only do we like to amuse ourselves,
but we know that if something strikes you as funny, different, or
even odd - from a marketing perspective, it's much easier to remember
the brand name.
Since the name is Green Udders, do your products
contain milk or dairy products?
No. The silhouette of the cow and the green udders logo, represent
our trademark mascot. No milk, dairy or bovine material of any kind
are contained in any of our formulations, making them all vegan friendly.
Are Green Udders naturally formulated
dog products made in the USA?
Yes. Our products are formulated in the USA with top notch
ingredients that are sourced throughout the world.
can I buy Green Udders canine grooming products?
Green Udders canine grooming products are not currently available
in stores. They can be purchased online only at Equinat-USA.com
for buyers in the USA and Canada. If anything changes in the future
- you'll see it here first.
Can my business buy Green Udders
canine grooming products wholesale?
No. Green Udders canine grooming products are exclusively sold
at Equinat-USA.com. Our sales
are direct to consumer.
is the Green Udders Money Back Guarantee?
The 100% money back guarantee on the cost of Green Udders canine grooming
products is proof that these products live up to their claims when
used as directed. No bull.
How can I get
a free Green Udders product?
Buy it, try it and tell us all about it! Send us a written
testimonial with clear before and after photographs of your Dog
Nose Job. Be creative. Have fun. And don't forget to send a flattering
picture of your happy dog's furry face, too. Your DOG NOSE JOB review
will be featured in our testimonial gallery and you'll receive a free
Green Udders brand product shipped to you free of charge.
questions about Green Udders Natural Dog Grooming Products:
Do you disclose what's in your all
natural dog products?
The vast majority of consumers want to know what ingredients are in
the products they use for their animals and on themselves.
you looking for more information regarding our natural ingredients?
See the complete Green
Udders specific ingredients list here. Find out
more about the 100% all natural ingredients we use in our products,
including why we don't use some things. Discover more about the natural
nut butters, carrier oils, natural waxes and essential oils we utilize
in our canine aromatherapy products. Of course, you can expect the
list of natural ingredients will grow as we add more products to the
Green Udders line.
you use any natural ingredients in your dog products that come from
we do not use any natural ingredients in our formulas that are sourced
don't you use Castor Oil in your formulations?
We DO NOT
use castor oil in any of our formulations, not because of any threat
of residual Ricin dangers in castor oil, but because the people harvesting
it in India, Brazil and China (the major crop producers) suffer harmful
side effects in handling it. Due to the toxic byproducts and allergenic
compounds found on the plant surface, it can cause permanent nerve
damage to the people who handle it. Although the end product, castor
oil, is really cheap and has some great benefits, ethically speaking
- we simply cannot justify using it in any of the products we sell.
your canine grooming products have a scent?
course they do! Products made with natural ingredients ALL have a
scent. Even though we humans might not smell some subtle odors, our
dogs certainly can.
We don't add fake fragrances to our products and never will.
But, we're not going to tell you that because something is natural
that it is unscented just because it's natural. Nut butters,
botanical extracts, plant and seed oils - they all have a scent. The
essential oils we use are highly concentrated and are the most 'scented'
ingredient, and these oils are critical to the overall success of
our products based on their unique properties individually and collectively
in synergy. We've tested the "scent" of our products on
a wide variety of dogs and many actually try to lick the product straight
out of the container before we've tried to use it on them!
Specifically speaking, your dog's whole nose and sense of smell was
a huge consideration while formulating Green Udders Dog Nose Job
which is a 100% all natural product.
Are your dog products
Yes. We know dogs lick and that it's normal for them to do
so. Our formulas are gentle, naturally effective, non-toxic and non-staining
when used as directed.
Why do you put so many ingredients
in some of your products?
While we like the idea of keeping things simple, we also know that
in life, simple is a grand idea but, it's only an idea in a complicated
world. If a rather simplistic formulation was of greater benefit,
we'd be using it. Seriously. Because, for one - it would be much cheaper
to manufacture and two - it would be easier to formulate as well.
in our products are specifically selected for their beneficial individual
properties. Yet, it is the synergy between a wide variety of high
quality naturally derived components that culminates in a mixture
that is superior in the end effect. Bottom line. It works.
new products in the future, you'll see that some of our canine grooming
products are simpler in formulation because they simply work best
How do you know you
are buying top quality ingredients?
If you're familiar with the natural ingredient marketplace, you may
already know about the substandard stuff available out there, including
watered down and otherwise adulterated, inferior "natural"
products. The ingredients we purchase are often referred to as human
grade, therapeutic or cosmetic grade. We buy from companies that comply
with strict high standards and are willing to stand behind the testing
and quality of their products.
The essential oils we use are GC tested. GC stands for Gas Chromatograph,
and the testing separates the individual chemical components of a
particular essential oil for analysis - this procedure and resulting
information insures scientifically that what is being bought and sold
is the real thing. We care about the quality of the ingredients we
are using and the companies we deal with do, too. Of course, there
are companies out there that sell deeply discounted ingredients, including
essential oils, but don't offer GC test results on their products.
We prefer to deal with companies with stricter high standards because
we want the assurance of obtaining premium ingredients. Bottom line
- our customers appreciate it.
are some of the ingredients used in your formulations so expensive?
It's true. Some of the individual ingredients on our formulation list
are very expensive. We didn't choose specific aromatherapy and/or
natural ingredients based on price, they were chosen explicitly on
the basis of positive end results. The price we pay behind the scenes
in our formulations is worth the end result.
For the literal
answer to the question, there are a variety of explanations and factors
for the high cost of certain ingredients, in particular - the high
price of some essential oils. One being the challenges in harvesting
certain botanicals, the harvest availability window in specific regions,
higher quality components, their limited quantity yield, etc.
Questions about Green Udders: Dog Nose Job TM
What's in Green Udders
"Dog Nose Job TM" ?
We list all of the natural ingredients contained in our natural soothing
dog nose balm. You can find that natural ingredient information
here on the website, on the product literature and, on the product
Mango Butter, Shorea (Sal) Butter, Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, Kukui
Oil, Golden Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Meadowfoam
Oil, Organic Hempseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Ricebran
Oil, Neem Oil, Vitamin
E (d-alpha tocopherol),
Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, African Helichrysum
Essential Oil, Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil,
German Chamomile Essential Oil, Blue Tansy Essential Oil.
do I use Green Udders "Dog Nose Job TM"
First, to eliminate the possibility of any allergic reaction in sensitive
dogs - perform the double patch test. After
you've passed the test, apply from the container as needed to the
outside of your dogs clean nose nose with a fingertip - let the balm
melt a little on your fingertip before applying. A little goes along
way, and it's safe to use several times a day - don't forget
to apply it before bedtime.
does Green Udders "Dog
Nose Job TM" do?
is skin conditioning, moisturizing, soothing, scar reducing, and offers
natural UV protection from the sun (approximately 10 SPF) and contains
natural botainical healing properties. It doesnt contain petroleum
ingredients, steroids or, any ingredients sourced from China. Also
works fantastic for scar reduction on both old and new scars.
Perfect for dry, cracked, flaky, chapped and crusty canine noses.
And, if your dog doesn't have a a nose issue, it's
the perfect canine spa product that will give your dog a healthy show
dog shine on its nose.
about Green Udders: Hot To TrotTM
What's in Green Udders
"Hot To Trot TM" ?
We list all of the natural ingredients contained in our natural soothing
dog paw pad balm. You can find that natural ingredient information
here on the website, on the product literature and, on the product
Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Meadowfoam Oil, Golden Jojoba
Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Natural Beeswax,
Candelilla Wax, Caranuba Wax, Neem Oil, Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol),
Lemongrass Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil and Lavender Essential
do I use Green Udders "Hot To Trot TM"
As with all of our products, we recommend that first, to eliminate
the possibility of any allergic reaction in sensitive dogs - perform
the double patch test. After you've passed
the test, apply from the container as needed to your dogs paw pads
with a fingertip - it may be necessary to first dig the balm out of
the jar with the enclosed spoon and mash it into your palm to soften
it up. The balm is safe to use several times a day - don't forget
to apply it before bedtime. Distract your dog with a treat
or a toy if necessary.
does Green Udders "Hot To Trot TM"
It is a canine paw pad conditioning balm that is
moisturizing and soothing that contains natural botanical healing
properties. It doesnt contain petroleum by-product ingredients,
steroids, parabens, artificial fragrances, or, any ingredients sourced
from China. The paw pad balm is superior in its natural properties
to facilitate in tissue repair so it is perfect for use on dry, cracked,
sore, cut or injured paw pads. It can also be used several times weekly
for its beneficial moisturizing maintenance properties. It also works
great on your dogs elbow calluses.
Green Udders Natural Dog Grooming Products:
about allergic reactions?
While safe for most, of course it is possible to be allergic to natural
oils, nut oils in particular; as well as essential oils, waxes including
bees wax, natural nut butters and plant extracts. Since all natural
ingredients can be broken down into chemical components, allergic
reactions are a possibility in sensitive animals and/or individuals.
For this reason,
we recommend double patch testing outlined below.
do I patch test for allergic reactions?
We recommend a double patch test. Apply a small amount of the
product on your dog's skin in an area with little to no hair - we
recommend patch testing under the armpit. Observe the area for 24
hours. If redness, irritation, or inflammation occur on the skin,
discontinue use. If after 24 hours there is no reaction observed on
the skin - REPEAT the patch test and check again after 12-24
hours. If there is no allergic reaction from the double patch test,
it is safe to use as directed.
While we haven't received any reports of allergic reactions regarding
our products to date, we recommend double patch testing ANY new product
you use on your dog to rule out the possibility your pet has an allergy,
even if it's not specifically recommended by the manufacturer.
people use these products on themselves?
Some do! Although we don't specifically target or recommend
these products for human use, they are safe for external use only
for most humans who are not pregnant, and - for those who are not
allergic to any of the ingredients. As in the intended use of our
products on your beloved dog, you should follow the double patch test
instructions above to be sure that you don't have an allergic reaction.
While we don't market these products for human use, nor do we recommend
them for use on humans, we know people might try it on themselves
anyway. That is the nature of people!
We've heard from
people that have used Dog Nose Job TM
in a variety of ways, although none have ever written to tell us they
have used it because they themselves actually wanted a shiny human
nose. They have reportedly used it successfully as a lip balm, dry
skin patches, on scratches that itch, sore skin, scrapes, rashes,
etc. It also works fantastic for scar reduction on both old and new
scars. Some folks swear
We've also heard from some people that have used Hot To Trot
TM on their own feet, in particular on their
cracked heels with success. While we don't specifically formulate
any of our products for human use, all of the ingredients contained
in our products are superior and human grade. So, if you've found
success with an alternative use for Hot To Trot TM,
please share it with us!
it safe for pregnant women?
Because pregnant women can be incredibly sensitive
to a variety of natural herbal ingredients and preparations, caution
should be taken by pregnant women when using any natural herbal
preparation during pregnancy.
essential oils and herbs are contraindicated for pregnant women, particularily
when taken orally, and in their concentrated states. Even though
the concentrations in our formulas are small in dilution, and none
of our formulas are made specifically for humans or for internal use
(and are likely safe topically), we prefer to err on the side of caution
and recommend pregnant women avoid direct contact - when it comes
to natural herbal preparations and pregnant women, there exists much
conflicting information and not enough solid research.
We advise that you consult a healthcare professional for medical
advice before using any natural herbal ingredients while you are pregnant.
More information regarding pregnancy and the use of natural herbs
can be found here:
more information about the specific ingredients we use in Green Udders
Green Udders products safe to use on my cat?
No. Do not use our dog products on your cat. They have
been specifically formulated for use on dogs ONLY and have not been
tested on cats. Cats are sensitive creatures and vastly different
More Questions Received:
Can I buy advertising on your site?
No, we don't accept paid links or advertising on our site.
your product packaging user friendly?
Dog Nose Job TM
is packaged in a plastic tub that arrives shrink wrapped and is perforated
for easy removal. The container itself allows for a good grip as it
measures approximately 3" across the top and has an easy to remove
screw off top. In testing the product, we found that tins were cheaper,
but they were more difficult to open by consumers with arthritic hands
whether they were the screw off type or the pop off type.
does this synergy and "synergistic blends" thing actually
Synergy refers to the interaction of two or more substances that ultimately
produces a combined effect that is greater than the sum of their separate
parts. In our case, the synergistic blends that Green Udders uses
refers to the combination of all specific ingredient components that
results in a fantastic end product for your dog.
is natural better?
Of course, not all things synthesized are bad, as human ingenuity
has given us (and continues to give us) so many marvelous things;
but, like many people, we prefer to use natural products when possible.
Why? Because of the perception that "natural"
is better. You'd have to be completely sheltered to not notice
at least some of the hype today in commercial advertising and print
marketing when it comes to selling natural products - many that push
health benefits and the "natural is better" advantage.
Get REAL and
go beyond the hype! Not all "natural" things are innately
gentle or inherently better. Ricin and strychnine are two examples
of natural substances (among others) that are highly toxic and dangerous.
That being said,
when we are looking at product labels, we prefer to be able to pronounce
the ingredients and, have a basic understanding of what those ingredients
are in the products that we decide to use on ourselves and on our
beloved dogs. It's that simple.
your products FDA approved?
No. The FDA does not "approve" any of our products.
Not just us... they don't "approve" or "endorse"
cosmetics and/or canine grooming aids in general.
According to the
FDA; Grooming aids for animals formulated only to cleanse or beautify
the animal are not subject to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic
aromatherapy products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?
No. Aromatherapy products do not need approval by the FDA because
no specific claims are made for the treatment of disease.
not regulated by state law, and there is no licensing required to
practice aromatherapy in the United States. Professionals often combine
aromatherapy training with another field in which they are licensed,
for example, massage therapy, registered nursing, acupuncture, or
naturopathy. Some aromatherapy courses for healthcare providers offer
medical credit hours and include conducting research and measuring