Angels’ Eyes Founder Lynda Winkowski Dies
Lynda Winkowski, founder of Angels’ Eyes, died on March 23. She was 67 years old.
Winkowski began researching the problem of tear staining for dogs and cats in 2002 when she realized that all the products available on the market were topical. The reasons behind tear staining, however, come from the inside, Winkowski told PPN in interview in 2015.
“I knew of several ingredients to help eliminate the tear staining by working from the inside out and created formulas to make it palatable, and Angels’ Eyes began,” she said.
Winkowski and her husband, Henry Winkowski, took their products to market in 2005. From then on, Winkowski took great pride in the company’s originality, quality and transparency.
“You can trust [our] company because we’ve been independently audited by the NASC [National Animal Supplement Council],” Winkowski said in the interview. “It also shows that our company is contributing to a cause greater than its own self-interest, which makes an impact on the industry, but more importantly, on the animals themselves. And that’s where our hearts are; otherwise, we wouldn’t be in the industry.”
Angels’ Eyes, which was purchased by H&C Animal Health in Parker, Colo., earlier this year, includes the products Angels’ Eyes Natural tear stain powders and soft chews, Angels’ Eyes Gentle Tear Stain Wipes, Angels’ Eyes Heavenly Coat Soft Chews for skin and coat, Angels’ Eyes Nose Glow and Angels’ Eyes Soft Paw, among others.
A graveside service was held March 26. Winkowski is survived by her husband, daughter Jamie Knochel and son Jason Liberty.