You know what you put in your dog has long term health effects that's why your best friend only eats organic food and treats.
Naturally, you also want organic dog shampoo. Unfortunately, finding a true organic dog shampoo is confusing!
In 2014, the USDA issued a statement that said the “organic” in the title of a product doesn’t necessarily imply that the product was grown or manufactured in accordance with the National Organics Program.
In 2016, the USDA National Organics Program (NOP) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conducted a survey. It found that 80% of people think a product is organic if that word appears on the product. Further, they think if the word "organic" appears on a product it is government regulated.
We think this is misleading and we see it all the time in dog shampoo by manufacturers who
- include the word "organic" in the product's name;
- formulate their product with one or two organic ingredients and then label the product as organic;
- label the product as "organic" and make the ingredients look "green" and all natural.
Let's put you to the test.
We took text from bottles of dog shampoo labeled as "organic".
Which of these bottles depicts certified organic dog shampoo? A, B, C, or D?
Would you believe only "A" meets the government's standards for organic AND it is the only one that doesn't say "organic" on the front of the bottle!
[Scroll to the bottom to see the actual ingredients of each. Prepare to be shocked if you are familiar with ingredients!]
Sadly, these organic imposters garner more than 60% of the "organic dog shampoo" market by relying on misleading marketing tactics that make well intended pet parents think these products are organic.
Falling for these marketing tricks exposes your pet to synthetic ingredients that have links to itchy skin, hormone disruption and cancer.
How can they get away with this?
Quite simply, unless a product is certified organic, there are no regulations around using the word "organic", the purity of the product's ingredients, the text on the label, or requirements to list ingredients.
Certified organic pet grooming products do have government oversight from the ingredients, to the labels, and the manufacturing process!
4-Legger's certified organic dog shampoos are safer and better. That promise is backed by our certified organic standards!
We wanted you to have absolutely no doubt about the purity of our ingredients, the safe processing, and the care that goes into every single bottle.
We are on a mission to make the pet grooming industry safer one healthy bath at a time! All of 4-Legger's pet shampoos are safe, non-toxic, and certified organic!
A higher level of trust for you and your furry family member!
The real list of ingredients from depicted bottles in our quiz. All claim to be organic - only A really is! In fact, many of the ingredients listed in the so called organic dog shampoos are RESTRICTED by the National Organics Program for use in organic products!
|Saponified organic oils of coconut, olive, and jojoba, natural essential oil blend of rosemary and lemongrass, organic aloe vera, and rosemary extract
|Purified Water, Coconut Oil Based Cleansers, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Ethylene Glycol Distearate, Colloidal Oatmeal, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, EDTA, Almond Oil, Echinacea Extract
|Deionized water, coconut-derived surfactant blend, fragrance, organic aloe vera, organic chamomile extract, rosemary extract, preservative, honey extract.
|Ultra-purified water with infused aloe extract, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocomidopropyl Betaine, Rosemary, Matricaria Flower Extract, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Cocamide-MEA, Laureth-10, Colloidal Oatmeal, Vitamine E, PEG-12. Dimethicone, organic Borage seed oil, Organic shea butter, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Citric acid, Versene, Fragrance
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