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Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 1

October 20, 2016

Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 1

When it comes to choosing the best shampoo for your dog, an organic and synthetic-free solution is the safest way to go. At 4-Legger, we understand how difficult reading ingredient labels can be, especially if you don’t know what to look for. In part one of this series, we’ll discuss some of the dangerous ingredients to avoid in your dog’s shampoo and why these ingredients can be harmful to your furry family member.


Artificial Colors

Last time you shopped for pet safe shampoo, you probably found yourself immersed in an aisle full of colorful bottles, each one promising to be a natural and organic solution for your pet’s coat. The reality of it is, many shampoos that claim to be “safe” contain a variety of artificial colors that have been linked to many forms of cancer. If you notice color names such as D&C or Yellow 5 on the back of your dog’s shampoo bottle, discard it right away and look for a trustworthy organic shampoo for your pup. Our Aloe and Lemongrass Hypoallergenic Pet Shampoo is safe and non-toxic for dogs of all skin types, made with quality ingredients that will help preserve your dog’s natural skin oils.     


Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

While you may not see “formaldehyde” on the list of dog shampoo ingredients, many dog shampoos claiming to be organic include a slow releasing compound of formaldehyde. This toxic chemical has been known to trigger immune complications in dogs and can lead to allergies, itching, burning and in some cases, blistering of the skin. If you notice names like Doazolidinyl urea, DMDM Hydantoin and Quaternium-7 on a dog shampoo bottle, avoid purchasing it.


4-Legger wants what’s best for you and your best friend, which is why we offer natural and organic shampoos for dogs and cats.

If you’re looking for a safe and effective alternative to pet products but without harsh ingredients, our biodegradable organic dog shampoos are certified organic to USDA standards.




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