Discussion in 'Dogs in the News' started by trg, Mar 14, 2018.
found this study on the daily mail today.
Glad I don't wear makeup very often... and my moisturizer is pure coconut oil...
Chemicals can be nasty - and if your dog kisses / licks you a lot right after you apply lotions ... I can see where that could be a problem.
Well, my dog has a foot fetish. From the first day I got him, he has to lick my feet after dinner. I always have lotion on my feet. He's 16 years old and so far, nothing bad has happened to him.
I know there was a big scare about the use of parabens. I used to be an artisan with a bath and body business. I did a lot of research into the various preservatives that are available. I probably still have the research done that indicated that at the levels parabens are used in cosmetics they really don't present a huge risk. I, personally, tried to use parabens as infrequently as possible because they did get such a bad rap. I chose, and still choose when I do make product, to use a broad spectrum preservative that doesn't contain parabens.
Antioxidants (vitamin E, grapefruit seed extract, etc), organic acids (sorbic acid, potassium sorbate), and other natural preservatives are not really a safe alternative. Also keep in mind that anhydrous products may not need a preservative, but if water is introduced to the product - say you dip your wet hand into your body butter after your shower - then bugs can still grow. Bugs you can't see.
Thanks for sharing this article trg, I will pass this on to my girlfriend who has Bull Mastiff. She puts on her oil of olay every night and her dog Dozer licks it off her every time.
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