2 Reasons Why You Want Sulfate Free Dog Shampoo

January 29, 2016

2 Reasons Why You Want Sulfate Free Dog Shampoo

We like taking a deep dive into ingredients to break down the safety and potential toxicities of products. In this post, we are going to give you just 2 reasons why you want sulfate free dog shampoo and why you want a certified organic dog shampoo. 

  1. Many products that contain sulfates also contain dioxane - a byproduct of the manufacturing process that is known to cause cancer. A recent study found dioxane in 80% of products made for humans and no one has tested products for our dogs. 
  2. Even if the product is not contaminated with dioxane, sulfates are a known skin irritants and cause allergies.

4-Legger certified organic dog shampoo will never contain synthetic sulfates - keeping both you and your dog away from environmental toxins! 

How do you know sulfates are in the bottle? Look for these ingredients or phrases: 

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Coco Sulfate
  • TEA Lauryl Sulfate
  • MEA Lauryl Sulfate
  • Natural cleaners
  • Coconut based cleaners
  • Naturally derived from coconuts
  • Vegetable based cleaners
  • Coconut based surfactants

Want to learn more about sulfates? Read more sulfates here...




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