Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 2

October 20, 2016

Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 2

At 4-Legger we understand how important your dog is to you, which is why we’ve worked hard to create a variety of safe, organic and biodegradable pet shampoos for your beloved furry family member.

In part one of this series, we discussed two categories of ingredients to avoid when choosing the best organic shampoo for your dog: artificial colors and formaldehyde preservatives. In part two of this series, we’ll discuss a few more ingredients to avoid in your pet shampoo.


Sulfates

Dog shampoo with the phrase "naturally derived from coconut" is not as natural as it sounds.  These ingredients have gone through so many chemical reactions from when they started as coconut oil they are considered synthetic ingredients.

Worse, these ingredients have links to allergies, and dry itchy skin and have been found to be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide (both of which have links to cancer). 

Here is what you can look for on the label to avoid these ingredients: 

  • 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

    Artificial Fragrances

    Many dog shampoos attest to having "natural fragrances" when, in fact, their scent is linked to hundreds of hazardous ingredients. Many synthetic fragrances have been linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, and in severe cases can lead to the development of cancer. 4-Legger's products have NO synthetic ingredients. We use only the natural scents from essential oils.

    Our Unscented Hypoallergenic Pet Shampoo with Aloe is completely fragrance free and biodegradable, safe for even the most sensitive dog skin.


    Isothiazolinone Preservatives

    Whether your dog has skin that is easily irritated or not, you want to avoid purchasing pet shampoos that include methylisothiazolinone or other isothiazolinone preservatives.

    These harsh ingredients are known cause allergic reactions and unwanted skin conditions in dogs. They can also break down into compounds called nitrosamines in the right conditions like a pH of 3-5). Nitrosamines have strong links to cancer - posing dangers both externally and internally.

    Don't think a dog shampoo has that pH between 3-5? We know some of them do - we tested them and were shocked! 

    Why 4-Legger Organic Dog Shampoo? 

    4-Legger is proud to be a leader in safe and natural biodegradable organic dog shampoos. We pride ourselves on using non-toxic and organic ingredients that will benefit your dog inside and out.

    Our Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender Dog Shampoo contains only the finest ingredients for your best friend, including organic coconut oil, aloe vera, essential oils, oatmeal and more. Shop our variety of organic dog shampoos online or contact our dog lovers to learn more today!




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