Years ago, a few of our resourceful MooGoo-ers started using MooGoo Shampoo on their pets to deal with skin issues such as itchiness and hot spots. Low and behold, they got some good results! When they let us know this, we decided it was time to create Dr Zoo, our Pet Care range that provides natural solutions to pet skin problems.
There are some differences between human skin and pet skin, and pets can be allergic to some common ingredients, so we decided to create products specifically for pets with the same ingredient philosophy as MooGoo. After all, our beloved pets are a part of our family, so we thought they deserved high-quality, effective, natural products too.
We often get asked what our favourite Dr Zoo products are and while our answer as humans is obvious, (we love them all), we wanted to shine the light on the pups of Dr Zoo. They're super knowledgeable (and cute) so if you've ever wondered about the furry faces behind the brand (and no, we're not talking about us), it's your lucky day, get ready to (virtually) meet the Dr Zoo HQ Pack!
E-Commerce & Marketing Expert, (self-appointed) Chief Dog Officer, pro escape artist.
''I like to put my best paw forward every day, and as top dog, I need to set an example for the others in the office. Although, I do like to run around the halls and cause a little mischief which sometimes leaves these golden locks a little smelly and tangled. Whenever I start to notice a whiff in the office, I immediately turn to Otto and check he hasn’t had an accident (he’s still potty training). And if I can’t blame Otto, I quickly sneak down to the warehouse and grab a tube of the Dr Zoo Tame the Mane Grooming Cream. Paired with the Dr Zoo Bamboo Pet Brush, this stuff will detangle your coat and refreshen you up in no time leaving you furrbulous. I especially appreciate the Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 to keep my coat shiny (naturally, no nasties here).
I also need to tame my mane after bath time otherwise I’m a little too fluffy (who knew there was such thing as too much fluff!?) so it’s great that the grooming cream can be used on wet fur also.
Insider Tip – Get your human to give you a massage as they apply the Tame the Mane Grooming Cream with their hands. You are likely to purr like a cat and can thank me for that tip in the currency of TREATS.’’
Branding whizz, beach babe and rescue pup.
''I like to work from home, the 9-5 office grind just isn’t for me. The main perk of the WFH lifestyle is taking my laptop outside and laying on all of mum’s plants while I work! I love playing outside and basking in the sun but sometimes I can’t quite tell when I’ve had a little too many rays. And let me tell you, sunburn hurts dogs too! I’ve heard rumours from the MooGoo herd that some customers use generic human sunscreen on their animals! Did you know that too much Zinc is toxic for us dogs? You know we can’t resist licking up just about anything and everything, so the Zinc needs to go.
Dr Zoo uses Titanium Dioxide as an alternative to Zinc to provide sun protection, in fact it is SPF 15, which means I’m protected from 94% of the UV rays. I love the edible oils that are packed in this Zinc-free sunscreen for dogs. Sun protection plus a little nourishment for my skin? Yes, please and thank you!
E-Commerce Warehouse Manager & Tech Genius, youngest of the pack and irresistible cuddler.
‘’Hey! I’m Otto and new to the Dr Zoo pack, in fact, I’m new to the world! Most of my days involve adventuring through the office and warehouse, which can sometimes make me a little dusty and smelly. To maintain my ‘newborn puppy’ smell that everyone one seems to love, my human dusts me with Dr Zoo Ruff to Fluff Dry Shampoo for dogs, because I haven’t got time for a daily wash. There are birds to be chasing! The magic in this formula is its’ ability to absorb oils, odours and dirt that sometimes make us pups smell like something the cat dragged in.
Insider Tip - My human also likes to keep it in the car for a quick freshen up between play dates!
When it’s finally time for a bath, I obviously cannot go past the Dr Zoo Natural Dog Shampoo and Nourishing Dog Conditioner. I need something that is ‘totally lickable’ as I love to dig into anything I can, food and all. My skin can get a little sensitive so it’s great to know that there’s only natural cleansers in the bottles. This helps keep me from feeling itchy and scratching myself all the time. My favourite ingredients are the Aloe Vera and Colloidal Rice Bran to help soothe my skin and Allantoin to control the microflora of my skin. Also, have you heard of Jojoba Oil? So many humans in the office love Jojoba Oil in their skin and hair care and I have to agree, it’s amazing at conditioning my coat and allows me to stay away from that old school silicone stuff. Yuck!''
Warehouse packer extraordinaire, mummy to pups and expecting, occasional escape artist.
‘’As a pregnant young mum of puppies, life can be a little tuff. My favourite Dr Zoo product is the Irritable Skin Cream for relief from itchy, dry skin. As always, it is free from harsh ingredients, cortisone and steroids that I don’t want my puppies going near. I can get a little itchy and suffer from sensitive skin due to several causes so this soothing and sensitive cream for dogs makes me feel better than ever! The ingredient list is absolutely amazing, with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Colloidal Oatmeal, I can see why members of the pack with eczema and dermatitis use this stuff all the time. It really is a must have for every dog!
And before you say anything – just think of me as the Victoria Bark-ham of Dr Zoo, I’m smiling on the inside!’’