It is still a dog. Likewise, formaldehyde dressed up as DMDM Hydantoin is still formaldehyde!
What is DMDM Hydantoin? It is an antimicrobial formaldehyde releasing preservative.
What is listed on the bottle: DMDM Hydantoin or DMDH Hydantoin.
A little history lesson: When formaldehyde went out of popularity as a preservative because of its strong links to cancer, a "slow releasing" formaldehyde was developed. This "new formaldehyde" slowly releases small amounts of formaldehyde over time instead of having straight formaldehyde in the product's formulation.
Why should I be concerned? In the US, there are no restrictions on the levels of formaldehyde allowed in pet grooming products and there are no requirements to test products made with formaldehyde-releasing preservatives for levels of formaldehyde. There are also no obligations for manufacturers to tell customers that the pet grooming products they are using contain an ingredient that has links to cancer, and strong links to allergies and skin irritation.
In addition, a product that contains slow-releasing formaldehyde increases in the level it contains the longer it sits. So when a product first rolls off the production line it is less potent in terms of formaldehyde levels than it is after it sits on a shelf in a store, and then under the cabinet when it's purchased and brought home. Since very few pet grooming products come stamped with a "use by" date, as a consumer you have no way of knowing how much formaldehyde has been slowly released in it since production. YIKES!
Manufacturers who use DMDM Hydantoin will tell you they are used at low levels and pose less of a risk than formaldehyde. Well, ok. ANY amount of formaldehyde is TOO MUCH formaldehyde in our opinion!
Learn about "poultry digest" and other ingredients in dog toothpaste and how natural dog toothpaste like dental powder and pet safe essential oils are a safe and non-toxic alternative to products with synthetic ingredients.
You can clean your dog's teeth and gums without synthetic ingredients!
If you are new to the use of essential oils, welcome!
Essential oils are therapeutically beneficial for both you and your pets.
Unfortunately, the quality of essential oils is a confusing smorgasbord with marketing that spans from honesty all the way to misleading claims and outright lies. It can be difficult to find essential oils that are safe to diffuse around your pets or yourself if you are searching based upon what is on the bottle or what the website says or worse, based exclusively on price.
We've got a quick "how to" on the use of pet safe essential oils you can use to make your house smell fresh and clean!
When your dog has a neurological issue, it can be scary. While essential oils aren't miracle cures, they are very beneficial to support neurological conditions, giving your dog the best possible opportunity.
Learn more about the NeuroBoost™ and NeuroBalance™ essential oil blends and why we've integrated them into our own dog's life.