Wellcome to Isle of Dogs Northeast
CAN A SHAMPOO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
- Breed Winners at Westminster Kennel Club.
- Breed Winners at the Eukanuba National Championship.
- The Top U.S. handlers, with thousands of Best in Show wins.
- Award-winning stylists, including Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award winners and Oster Tournament of Champions Award winners.
Founded by two passionate champion dog breeders, ISLE OF DOGSTM has created a canine grooming system that recognizes and addresses each dog’s uniqueness. Our founders researched products from around the globe and found their answer in England; where they uncovered some groundbreaking grooming solutions developed by a British chemist. The key to these solutions are cold-pressed Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) and Royal Jelly combines in a unique emulsion that suspends unusually high levels of natural oils in water-based products. This formula results in a smoother, shinier, and healthier coat for all dogs, and is the primary innovation behind the ISLE OF DOGSTM system.
Developed over 20 years ago, ISLE OF DOGSTM grooming products combine the finest quality raw materials. We use cold-pressed Evening Primrose Oils in order to provide the oils and related fatty acids that will enhance and maintain your dog’s coat. Our Royal Jelly contains high levels of proteins, lipids, and vitamins that promote regeneration. For show dogs, the difference between a win and a loss can literally come down to a hair out of place or the slightest hint of a flaky skin. To meet the standards of the American Kennel Club, you need meticulous care and unrivaled products. Many professional dog handlers trust their dogs’ care to ISLE OF DOGSTM products.
Its Our Ingredients That Make The Difference...
Evening Primrose Oil, whose health and skincare benefits are widely acknowledged, is extracted for use in Isle of Dogs products by a natural, non-chemical process which preserves it in its purest form.
Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is based on the extraction of oil from the Evening Primrose plant seed. The origins of the plant are in North America, from where it came to the UK by accident when cargo ships bringing over tobacco dumped the soil brought back as ballast, and seeds began to grow. The plant was officially introduced in 1614 into Europe, during the reign of King James I, and rapidly became known as “King's Cure-All” because of its medicinal properties. EPO was not examined closely, however, until 1919, when its gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content was reported in Germany, and consequently its effects on cell generation and cholesterol reduction were monitored.
Today, EPO’s health and skincare benefits are widely acknowledged. Pure cold-pressed EPO comes from the Evening Primrose Plant (Oenothera biennis). It takes two years for one flower to produce 5,000 tiny red-brown seeds, which is just enough to make 500 mg of oil. EPO is rich in the fatty acid GLA, which is an important intermediary in the metabolic conversion of linolenic acid (LA) into Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). PGE1 is one of many prostaglandins which are interconvertible, and which modulate the action of many hormones . EPO's high levels of LA (70%) and GLA (10%)are superior to the use of LA alone or saturated oil containing no GLA/LA. Isle of Dogs manufactures two variations of EPO levels: the Veterinary Grade shampoo has 3% where the regular grade has 1%. It is important to note the distinction between extract and pure cold-pressed EPO. There are two basic methods for the extraction of oil from the Evening Primrose seed: solvent extraction and cold-pressed. The former involves washing the seed with a solvent; which calls for dissolving the oil and the solvent into a mixture and requires later decanting and heating to boil the solvent off. The latter, used by Isle of Dogs, is performed in specialized machines that apply great pressure to the Evening Primrose seed and literally squeeze pure Evening Primrose Oil out naturally. Though more costly, this method is preferred as cold-pressing avoids the use of chemicals. This helps EPO retain the quality of essential nutrients and avoids the use of chemicals. Most other available products on the market today use EPO extract, which is inferior in terms of efficacy.
Royal Jelly is a milk-like secretion made by worker bees in the beehive, so named because it serves as the sole food for the queen bee. It supplies all the B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, more than a dozen key minerals, eighteen amino acids, and other important constituents, including nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). It is one of the purest forms of protein available in nature. Research has shown that feeding the hair follicle this protein will encourage hair regeneration.
Some commonly associated benefits of Royal Jelly include increased energy, healthier skin and hair, and a more youthful appearance. It is also believed to strengthen the immune system, building resilience to colds, the flu, and other illnesses.