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What We Don't Use

smith&burton uses botanical science to produce gentle, naturally effective products. We know the importance of combining nature and science, and we utilise the highest quality of both to create a delicate yet highly functional balance, without compromising on performance.

It is what smith&burton products don’t use that is every bit as important as what we do use, and that is what makes us special. Our unique formulations are specifically designed for the wellbeing of dogs, to aid in maintaining and promoting a dog’s healthy skin and coat. So we have left out potential irritants and nasties.

It's our belief that taking these harsh ingredients away not only improves the dog’s skin and coat for the better, it can also make a positive difference to their overall health too. Good for dogs and the planet.

We use only the highest quality human ingredients and believe if you can’t put it on your body, your dog shouldn’t either.

smith&burton Product Promise.
ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE FREE OF:

X Parabens, are a common type of preservative used in dog care products. Whether your product is natural or not, they need preservatives to stop bacteria growing.

X Cocamide DEA, are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects.

X SLS/SLES/SLES, this surfactant (think foaming) can be found in more than 90 percent of personal and hair care products, as well as dog care products. Animals exposed to SLS can experience eye damage, depression, laboured breathing, diarrhoea, severe skin irritation and even death. A potential carcinogen.

X Phthalates, are petrol-based chemical substances. See petrochemicals below.

X Phosphates, like surfactant, can be found in many dog care products and as a chemical sulphate with many belonging to the petrochemical group, there is an increasing chance of cancers and other illnesses.

X PEGs and DPEG are emulsifiers or thickeners. They can reduce the skin’s natural moisture.

X PPGs, irritation can be seen at low levels of Propylene Glycol and is a potential carcinogen.

X EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA is a penetration enhancer, meaning that breaks down the skin’s protective barrier.

X Silicone, are commonly used in dog care products to help improve the feel on the skin and hair, and to help lock in moisture. However, they can build up on the hair locking in dirt and bacteria too, causing skin irritation, possible dermatitis and fungal diseases.

X Petrochemicals, petrochemicals are chemicals made from crude oil and natural gas. There is an increased chance of cancer and other illnesses in dogs. They are not good for dogs, you, or the environment!

X Artificial Colours or Dyes a lot of shampoos and conditioners are dyed with an artificial or synthetic colour to make them more appealing. These colours come from petroleum or coal-tar sources, all of which come with harmful health effects.

X Mineral Oil is a petroleum-based ingredient, which can be found in some dog care products.

X Synthetic Fragrances, for dogs with sensitive skin and allergies, synthetic perfumes can be a big trigger. As well as be problematic and have the potential to cause stress due to dog’s sense of smell. smith&burton uses only Certified 100% Natural fragrance.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard, only providing pH balanced, cruelty-free*, dog-friendly products.

Plant Based

PLANT-BASED

PH Balanced

PH BALANCED FOR DOGS

NO NASTIES

CRUELTY FREE

100% NATURAL FRAGRANCE


With many of our products being 100% Natural

* We are cruelty free, and all our products are tested thoroughly on humans first. At no stage of development are they tested on animals. Only once we are completely satisfied with the product, we ensure the pH levels are balanced for dogs, this means they are ultra-safe and of a high quality. Then approved by Smith and Burton.