Dogs with an unhealthy skin microbiome and skin barrier can quickly and easily develop skin allergies such as atopic dermatitis.
You'd know if your dog has atopic dermatitis from witnessing the constant itching and scratching.
What is atopic dermatitis?Atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition in dogs characterized by chronic itching and inflammation.
It's often caused by a disruption in the healthy skin barrier which has a decreased ability to block environmental allergens from being absorbed through the skin such as synthetic chemicals, pollen, dust mites, laundry detergents, cleaning products, mold, and more, resulting in inflammation.
This condition can be incredibly uncomfortable, leading to incessant scratching, hair loss, and irritated skin.
One of the leading contributors to skin allergies in dogs is the use of dog shampoos loaded with toxic ingredients. That’s a bold statement, but think about it. Most environmental toxins are picked up on the skin when a dog inadvertently comes into contact with it, such as yard treatments, house cleansers or airborne toxins. Dog shampoo is deliberately put on a dog which makes it imperative that pet parents are wisely choosing products that do not contain these types of skin irritants.Good grooming is essential for dogs with allergies. In general, dogs with skin allergies should be bathed more frequently (once a week) to remove dander and allergens and toxins on the skin. If you’re paying attention, they will even tell you when they need a bath! When you see their level of discomfort increasing which will be obvious when they start scratching and licking more, it’s time to head to the bathtub.
Understanding Dog Skin Allergies
Skin allergies in dogs can manifest in various ways, including itching, redness, inflammation, flakiness, and even hair loss.
These allergies are often triggered in dogs with compromised immune systems by environmental factors such as synthetic chemicals, pollen, dust mites, and mold, as well as food sensitivities.
One frequently overlooked contributor is the products we use to keep our dogs clean – dog shampoos.
Toxic Ingredients in Dog Shampoos
Many dog shampoos on the market contain a laundry list of toxic chemicals and artificial ingredients that can exacerbate your dog's allergies and skin conditions.
Here are some of the common culprits:
Detergents: Most dog shampoo is made from synthetic detergents, such as cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). They can strip your dog's skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation.
Artificial Fragrances: Many artificial fragrances (those that don't come from natural essential oils) are derived from coal tar, petroleum or heavy metal salts. When absorbed on the skin, they can increase the risk of irritation, blocked pores, and an allergic response.
Parabens: These chemical preservatives are used to extend a product's shelf life but have been linked to skin irritation and other health concerns.
Phthalates: Phthalates are often found in shampoos and have been associated with hormonal disruptions and skin allergies.
4-Legger Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo: A Natural Solution
4-Legger all natural dog shampoo offers a holistic alternative to the toxic ingredients commonly found in pet shampoos.
Here's why 4-Legger is an excellent choice for all dogs but especially those with skin allergies:
100% Natural Ingredients: You won't find any synthetic chemicals or artificial fragrances in any of our products. We use real plants that are minimally processed to create our safe and gentle dog shampoo.
Hypoallergenic Formulations: Many of our dog shampoos are specifically formulated to be hypoallergenic, making them suitable for dogs with sensitive skin and allergies.
No Harsh Detergents: 4-Legger shampoos are detergent-free, ensuring that your dog's natural coat oils remain intact and their skin stays moisturized.
Effective Cleaning: Despite being gentle, 4-Legger shampoos effectively remove dirt and grime, leaving your dog's coat clean and fresh.
Transparency: 4-Legger is committed to transparency. We list all of the ingredients, so you know exactly what you're using on your dog. Nothing hidden and nothing artificial.
- Certified To Organic Food Standards: Our shampoos are certified to organic food standards through the National Organic Program. We can trace every ingredient from soil to bottle!
What is Hypoallergenic Dog ShampooHypoallergenic dog shampoo is specially formulated with ingredients that are less likely to trigger allergic reactions or skin sensitivities in dogs.
Unlike regular dog shampoos that may contain harsh synthetic chemicals, fragrances, or allergens, 4-Legger hypoallergenic dog shampoo uses milder, natural, and organic ingredients.
This makes it a safer and gentler option for dogs with sensitive skin, allergies, or prone to skin irritations, ensuring a soothing cleansing experience without compromising their skin's health and comfort.
Make the Switch To 4-Legger Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoos
While having a dog with atopic dermatitis can be heart breaking from watching them itch and scratch, you can help by giving their skin the best care possible and using a truly 100% natural hypoallergenic dog shampoo for sensitive skin, free from harmful detergents, synthetic and artificial ingredients.
Join our customers who comment "After the first bath I already noticed less itching and scratching from using 4-Legger organic dog shampoo".