It’s calming cats & dogs

Skin problems happen to the best of us—even our cats and dogs. Calm Coat is a line of Veterinarian-recommended products made in the USA especially for our four legged friends. Before Calm Coat was adapted for house pets, it was designed for use on a horse farm in Florida by animal rescuer Jennifer Elliot. She first came up with the unique blend of natural essential oils to provide relief to horses suffering skin conditions caused by neglect, malnutrition and over-exposure to the sun. Impressed by the effectiveness of Calm Coat, Veterinarian Dr. Brian Crook bought the company and expanded the concept to create more solutions for cats and dogs. Animals can get itchy for all sorts of reasons. Calm Coat makes products for many of the most common ones. Rid cuts and hot spots of bacteria and fungus with Skin & Wound spray, followed by Natural Topical to cool and soothe. Keep fleas and ticks away with a light spray of Natural Repellent in the morning before you let Fido or Kitty out to play. Reduce tangles and add shine for easy grooming with Detangler. Made primarily from natural ingredients, all Calm Coat products are free of pesticides and contain the most minimal amount of preservatives and active ingredients necessary to maintain efficacy and shelf life. The next time your dog or cat has an itch, scratch it for them with Calm Coat.

Calm Coat

Pet Care Essentials

It’s calming cats & dogs

Skin problems happen to the best of us—even our cats and dogs. Calm Coat is a line of Veterinarian-recommended products made in the USA especially for our four legged friends. Before Calm Coat was adapted for house pets, it was designed for use on a horse farm in Florida by animal rescuer Jennifer Elliot. She first came up with the unique blend of natural essential oils to provide relief to horses suffering skin conditions caused by neglect, malnutrition and over-exposure to the sun. Impressed by the effectiveness of Calm Coat, Veterinarian Dr. Brian Crook bought the company and expanded the concept to create more solutions for cats and dogs. Animals can get itchy for all sorts of reasons. Calm Coat makes products for many of the most common ones. Rid cuts and hot spots of bacteria and fungus with Skin & Wound spray, followed by Natural Topical to cool and soothe. Keep fleas and ticks away with a light spray of Natural Repellent in the morning before you let Fido or Kitty out to play. Reduce tangles and add shine for easy grooming with Detangler. Made primarily from natural ingredients, all Calm Coat products are free of pesticides and contain the most minimal amount of preservatives and active ingredients necessary to maintain efficacy and shelf life. The next time your dog or cat has an itch, scratch it for them with Calm Coat.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brian
    Brian

    Good day! I’m Dr. Brian Crook and am proud to serve as president of Vital Animal Health, owners of the Calm Coat and Vet Essentials product lines. As a veterinarian, I understand the importance of using helpful and non-irritating products on our pets. The Calm Coat line of products was developed to help our furry friends who suffer from sensitive skin, irritations and hot spots by using natural ingredients that are safe and effective. I also launched this year our new brand and product, Vet Essentials Skin and Wound Spray. This product serves as a great wound cleanser that is used prior to treating with Calm Coat All Natural Topical to help in the treatment of your pet. I look forward to answering any and all questions you may have!

  • Candyce
    Candyce
    7/10/2013 12:39 PM

    Brian, Our cat "overgrooms." She is strictly an indoor cat and she has no skin issues that we can see (or that the vet could find). We have tried using calming devices that plug into the wall, but these don't seem to help. Would one of your products help with this, and if so, which one? (We do not shampoo her.)

    Candy

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:02 PM

    @Candyce

    It is possible that the Detangler and Shine product may help. Your cat is more than likely exhibiting a behavioral problem, rather than a skin problem. I would recommend ruling out an allergic component (allergies in pets often shows up by scratching) by using a short course of anti-inflammatory steroids. Discuss with your veterinarian. Thank you for your interest!

    Dr. B

  • Candyce
    Candyce
    7/10/2013 10:02 PM

    @Brian Thanks! I agree it's probably behavioral. We adopted her as a 3-year-old (Maine Coon), and she has always been a big groomer. She does not have an allergy or a skin condition (our vet has checked her thoroughly, and I have the bills to prove it!). She also does NOT lick herself to the point where she has bald patches, which is good. And we've tried steroids for other related issues...although I'm not sure those are effective (and we worry about prolonged use). We will try the detangler just to see if it helps. It doesn't bother HER (she's perfectly happy licking away); it just always makes us wonder if she's okay! :-D

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    7/10/2013 12:47 PM

    Is calm coat ok for a dog who will try to lick anything I spray on him? He's a Lab/Plott hound mix with bad allergies that cause him to constantly suck on his paws.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:08 PM

    @Wendy

    Wendy,

    Great question! Most all dogs with allergies will lick and scratch, often causing the dog owner as much discomfort as the pet! What I like about our CalmCoat Topical Spray is that is made up of 4 oils; Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Canola, that are very soothing, but if ingested by your dog will not harm them. This cannot be said for other “anti-itch” products out there! Thank you for your interest.

    Dr. B

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/10/2013 12:56 PM

    Will any of these products keep mosquitos from biting my cat's ears? The flea and tick treatment works for the two stated insects, but not the mosquitos who are after his ears!

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:12 PM

    @Linda

    Linda,

    I certainly understand your concern. Our CalmCoat Flea & Tick Repellent is a citronella-based product that is effective at repelling the majority of insects, including mosquitoes. The original product, CalmCoat Fly Spray, is an effective product for horses to repel flies, as well as other biting insects. Thank you for your interest!

    Dr. B

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/10/2013 12:58 PM

    My reference to flea and tick treatment is not your product but the one currently given us by our vet.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:14 PM

    @Linda

    Linda,

    Please see my comment above. Our product is not "insect dependent" but works at repelling the majority of bugs!

    Dr. B

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/10/2013 1:56 PM

    Hi All,

    Thank you for your questions so far. Keep them coming! Brian will be along shortly and will have the best answers.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:15 PM

    @Amy

    Thank you, Amy. I look forward to answering as many questions as I can!

    Dr. B

  • christine
    christine
    7/10/2013 2:17 PM

    @Amy Hi I see the Dr. said the spray is good for a dog scratching and licking but I am not sure which one to purchase for that particular issue, can you please tell me? I Thank You in Advance for your help and this webste!! Blessings!

  • christine
    christine
    7/10/2013 2:25 PM

    @christine Forgive me I just reread all of the bottles and figured out which one to use. Thank You anyways. Have a Nice Day.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:37 PM

    @christine

    Christine,

    Looks like you figured out which product to use. The CalmCoat Natural Topical is a great product to help relieve the itching and helps the skin to heal. The VetEssentials Skin & Wound Spray can be used first if you feel that there is a bacterial or fungal problem as it works well to clean the skin. Then follow with the Natural Topical Spray!

    Dr. B

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/10/2013 3:49 PM

    I've used Calm Coat for many years on my horse's coat, treating bug bites and small scrapes and cuts. It soothes bug bites and helps those bites and wounds heal faster. It also repels biting insects and keeps flies from landing on wounds. It's all natural AND it smells wonderful! I hope you plan to keep the original formula, Dr. Crook. It's great stuff for horses.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 3:54 PM

    @Mary

    Mary,

    I love hearing testimonials like yours! We have not changed the formula at all. Jennifer Elliot did a great job with her formulation! It works well, it is patented, and the benefits it provides are too numerous to count! Thank you for your recommendation!

    Dr. B

  • Peggy
    Peggy
    7/10/2013 4:46 PM

    I'm sure that your products are good, but the first thing a pet owner should do if their animal has skin problems is to remove grain from their diet and re-assess their furry friend in 10 days. Grain is known to cause inflammation of epidermal tissue and it's best to eliminate the cause rather than treat the symptom, don't you agree Dr. Crook?

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 6:58 PM

    @Peggy

    Peggy,

    Food allergies can be a problem for many pets, but in my experience inhalant allergies (atopy) are more prevalent. It never hurts to "rule-out" grain sensitivities by excluding grains from your pet diets, but it may not being the primary cause of itching. Regardless of the allergy source, CalmCoat Natural Topical can help soothe the itchy skin. Thank you for your question.

    Dr. B

  • Kate
    Kate
    7/10/2013 9:10 PM

    I see you are using essential oils in these products so I am wondering just how fragrant they are?

    I've used collars infused with essential oils in the past and they didn't help as my dog went berserk with the smell. I left the collar on for 30 minutes hoping he'd become acclimated to the smell but no such luck so I had to remove the collar. I didn't even bother trying with the cats.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 9:50 PM

    @Kate

    Kate,

    Collars are typically infused with higher levels of ingredients, whether it be chemicals or essential oils. Depending on the matrix makeup of the collar, it may release those actives too quickly. This could have been the issue with the collar you used on your dog. CalmCoat Natural Topical contains a total of 3% of essential oils, with the balance being Canola Oil. We have found this level of essential oils to be effective in soothing skin irritations, but not so aromatic as to bother your pet, or you! With that said, your dog may be very sensitive to certain essential oils and may not tolerate them, no matter what levels are present. Thank you for your interest!

    Dr. B

  • Amy
    Amy
    7/10/2013 11:57 PM

    Hi Kate, I have a horse and dog who I have used two Calm Coat products on-the topical spray and an equine detangler/coat spray. Both my horse and dog don't particularly care for any sprays and are semi shy of heavy scents of fly sprays, conditioners, etc. I notice they shy away from having it sprayed or wiped on, but they get over it. Maybe try wiping it on with a damp cloth to decrease the intensity of the smell. I find that works well for me when I use essential oils that are otherwise a tad overpowering. Good luck with your fur kids! :)

  • Amy
    Amy
    7/10/2013 11:50 PM

    I love Calm Coat! I use the coat spray on my horses-manes, tails, but my favorite way to use it is on their coat. Unlike many other coat sprays and detanglers, it doesn't gunk up and attract dirt. It really helps keep them nice looking nice. I use the horse spray on my dog because I hadn't seen the dog product. I'm excited to try it and the flea and tick repellent. I do use the topical oil spray and I like it for knicks and such on the horses. One question-I haven't seen the fly spray for horses in any retailer. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, or any suggestions where I might find it? Love the products, keep up the good work!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Calm Coat

Pet Care Essentials

It’s calming cats & dogs

Skin problems happen to the best of us—even our cats and dogs. Calm Coat is a line of Veterinarian-recommended products made in the USA especially for our four legged friends.

Before Calm Coat was adapted for house pets, it was designed for use on a horse farm in Florida by animal rescuer Jennifer Elliot. She first came up with
the unique blend of natural essential oils to provide relief to horses suffering skin conditions caused by neglect, malnutrition and over-exposure to the sun. Impressed by the effectiveness of Calm Coat, Veterinarian Dr. Brian Crook bought the company and expanded the concept to create more solutions for cats and dogs.

Animals can get itchy for all sorts of reasons. Calm Coat makes products for many of the most common ones. Rid cuts and hot spots of bacteria and fungus with Skin & Wound spray, followed by Natural Topical to cool and soothe. Keep fleas and ticks away with a light spray of Natural Repellent in the morning before you let Fido or Kitty out to play. Reduce tangles and add shine for easy grooming with Detangler. Made primarily from natural ingredients, all Calm Coat products are free of pesticides and contain the most minimal amount of preservatives and active ingredients necessary to maintain efficacy and shelf life. The next time your dog or cat has an itch, scratch it for them with Calm Coat.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brian
    Brian

    Good day! I’m Dr. Brian Crook and am proud to serve as president of Vital Animal Health, owners of the Calm Coat and Vet Essentials product lines. As a veterinarian, I understand the importance of using helpful and non-irritating products on our pets. The Calm Coat line of products was developed to help our furry friends who suffer from sensitive skin, irritations and hot spots by using natural ingredients that are safe and effective. I also launched this year our new brand and product, Vet Essentials Skin and Wound Spray. This product serves as a great wound cleanser that is used prior to treating with Calm Coat All Natural Topical to help in the treatment of your pet. I look forward to answering any and all questions you may have!

  • Candyce
    Candyce
    7/10/2013 12:39 PM

    Brian, Our cat "overgrooms." She is strictly an indoor cat and she has no skin issues that we can see (or that the vet could find). We have tried using calming devices that plug into the wall, but these don't seem to help. Would one of your products help with this, and if so, which one? (We do not shampoo her.)

    Candy

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:02 PM

    @Candyce

    It is possible that the Detangler and Shine product may help. Your cat is more than likely exhibiting a behavioral problem, rather than a skin problem. I would recommend ruling out an allergic component (allergies in pets often shows up by scratching) by using a short course of anti-inflammatory steroids. Discuss with your veterinarian. Thank you for your interest!

    Dr. B

  • Candyce
    Candyce
    7/10/2013 10:02 PM

    @Brian Thanks! I agree it's probably behavioral. We adopted her as a 3-year-old (Maine Coon), and she has always been a big groomer. She does not have an allergy or a skin condition (our vet has checked her thoroughly, and I have the bills to prove it!). She also does NOT lick herself to the point where she has bald patches, which is good. And we've tried steroids for other related issues...although I'm not sure those are effective (and we worry about prolonged use). We will try the detangler just to see if it helps. It doesn't bother HER (she's perfectly happy licking away); it just always makes us wonder if she's okay! :-D

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    7/10/2013 12:47 PM

    Is calm coat ok for a dog who will try to lick anything I spray on him? He's a Lab/Plott hound mix with bad allergies that cause him to constantly suck on his paws.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:08 PM

    @Wendy

    Wendy,

    Great question! Most all dogs with allergies will lick and scratch, often causing the dog owner as much discomfort as the pet! What I like about our CalmCoat Topical Spray is that is made up of 4 oils; Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Canola, that are very soothing, but if ingested by your dog will not harm them. This cannot be said for other “anti-itch” products out there! Thank you for your interest.

    Dr. B

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/10/2013 12:56 PM

    Will any of these products keep mosquitos from biting my cat's ears? The flea and tick treatment works for the two stated insects, but not the mosquitos who are after his ears!

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:12 PM

    @Linda

    Linda,

    I certainly understand your concern. Our CalmCoat Flea & Tick Repellent is a citronella-based product that is effective at repelling the majority of insects, including mosquitoes. The original product, CalmCoat Fly Spray, is an effective product for horses to repel flies, as well as other biting insects. Thank you for your interest!

    Dr. B

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/10/2013 12:58 PM

    My reference to flea and tick treatment is not your product but the one currently given us by our vet.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:14 PM

    @Linda

    Linda,

    Please see my comment above. Our product is not "insect dependent" but works at repelling the majority of bugs!

    Dr. B

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/10/2013 1:56 PM

    Hi All,

    Thank you for your questions so far. Keep them coming! Brian will be along shortly and will have the best answers.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:15 PM

    @Amy

    Thank you, Amy. I look forward to answering as many questions as I can!

    Dr. B

  • christine
    christine
    7/10/2013 2:17 PM

    @Amy Hi I see the Dr. said the spray is good for a dog scratching and licking but I am not sure which one to purchase for that particular issue, can you please tell me? I Thank You in Advance for your help and this webste!! Blessings!

  • christine
    christine
    7/10/2013 2:25 PM

    @christine Forgive me I just reread all of the bottles and figured out which one to use. Thank You anyways. Have a Nice Day.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 2:37 PM

    @christine

    Christine,

    Looks like you figured out which product to use. The CalmCoat Natural Topical is a great product to help relieve the itching and helps the skin to heal. The VetEssentials Skin & Wound Spray can be used first if you feel that there is a bacterial or fungal problem as it works well to clean the skin. Then follow with the Natural Topical Spray!

    Dr. B

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/10/2013 3:49 PM

    I've used Calm Coat for many years on my horse's coat, treating bug bites and small scrapes and cuts. It soothes bug bites and helps those bites and wounds heal faster. It also repels biting insects and keeps flies from landing on wounds. It's all natural AND it smells wonderful! I hope you plan to keep the original formula, Dr. Crook. It's great stuff for horses.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 3:54 PM

    @Mary

    Mary,

    I love hearing testimonials like yours! We have not changed the formula at all. Jennifer Elliot did a great job with her formulation! It works well, it is patented, and the benefits it provides are too numerous to count! Thank you for your recommendation!

    Dr. B

  • Peggy
    Peggy
    7/10/2013 4:46 PM

    I'm sure that your products are good, but the first thing a pet owner should do if their animal has skin problems is to remove grain from their diet and re-assess their furry friend in 10 days. Grain is known to cause inflammation of epidermal tissue and it's best to eliminate the cause rather than treat the symptom, don't you agree Dr. Crook?

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 6:58 PM

    @Peggy

    Peggy,

    Food allergies can be a problem for many pets, but in my experience inhalant allergies (atopy) are more prevalent. It never hurts to "rule-out" grain sensitivities by excluding grains from your pet diets, but it may not being the primary cause of itching. Regardless of the allergy source, CalmCoat Natural Topical can help soothe the itchy skin. Thank you for your question.

    Dr. B

  • Kate
    Kate
    7/10/2013 9:10 PM

    I see you are using essential oils in these products so I am wondering just how fragrant they are?

    I've used collars infused with essential oils in the past and they didn't help as my dog went berserk with the smell. I left the collar on for 30 minutes hoping he'd become acclimated to the smell but no such luck so I had to remove the collar. I didn't even bother trying with the cats.

  • Brian
    Brian
    7/10/2013 9:50 PM

    @Kate

    Kate,

    Collars are typically infused with higher levels of ingredients, whether it be chemicals or essential oils. Depending on the matrix makeup of the collar, it may release those actives too quickly. This could have been the issue with the collar you used on your dog. CalmCoat Natural Topical contains a total of 3% of essential oils, with the balance being Canola Oil. We have found this level of essential oils to be effective in soothing skin irritations, but not so aromatic as to bother your pet, or you! With that said, your dog may be very sensitive to certain essential oils and may not tolerate them, no matter what levels are present. Thank you for your interest!

    Dr. B

  • Amy
    Amy
    7/10/2013 11:57 PM

    Hi Kate, I have a horse and dog who I have used two Calm Coat products on-the topical spray and an equine detangler/coat spray. Both my horse and dog don't particularly care for any sprays and are semi shy of heavy scents of fly sprays, conditioners, etc. I notice they shy away from having it sprayed or wiped on, but they get over it. Maybe try wiping it on with a damp cloth to decrease the intensity of the smell. I find that works well for me when I use essential oils that are otherwise a tad overpowering. Good luck with your fur kids! :)

  • Amy
    Amy
    7/10/2013 11:50 PM

    I love Calm Coat! I use the coat spray on my horses-manes, tails, but my favorite way to use it is on their coat. Unlike many other coat sprays and detanglers, it doesn't gunk up and attract dirt. It really helps keep them nice looking nice. I use the horse spray on my dog because I hadn't seen the dog product. I'm excited to try it and the flea and tick repellent. I do use the topical oil spray and I like it for knicks and such on the horses. One question-I haven't seen the fly spray for horses in any retailer. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, or any suggestions where I might find it? Love the products, keep up the good work!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.