Last week we fielded another customer call about ingredients in a competitor's product. This is the result of closely examining those ingredients and comparing them to ingredients which are known to be associated with significant health risks for dogs.
Oatmeal Dog Shampoo & Conditioner – All Natural for Dogs and Cats – Organic Oatmeal & Aloe Helps to Relieve Itchy Dry Sensitive Irritated Skin by [Brand Name]
Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Extracts, Lauryl Betaine, Rinsing and Moisturizing Agents, Sodium, Coconut Fragance and Purified Water. [Note: We copied/pasted this from the Amazon.com listing and yes "Fragrance" is mis-spelled. We aren't perfect either!]
If you don't think there is a connection between the vast increase in dogs being diagnosed with hormone / thyroid issues, cancer, and dog shampoo, think again.
Millions of pet parents buy "all natural" and "organic" dog shampoos for their furry family and those millions of pet parents are being duped by an industry that is more interested in making money than they are the health of your dog.
This formulation that claims "Helps to Relieve Itchy Dry Sensitive Irritated Skin" has links to skin irritation, allergies and hormone disruption in just the few ingredients they disclosed. I dare guess what they didn't disclose.
Our dogs and cats can't tell us when their skin is irritated except by scratching and often we only realize their hormones are out of whack or they have cancer when the symptoms are at a tipping point.
We urge you to look at the ingredients in your dog's grooming products and to purchase only certified organic dog shampoo. 4-Legger's Oatmeal and Lavender Dog Shampoo is all natural. That promise is backed by our USDA certified to organic standards! We use organic oatmeal and we list our ingredients!
Our dogs deserve the best. 4-Legger's standards for safety and product integrity will change the grooming industry - one healthy bath at a time! Thank you for helping spread 4-Legger's mission!
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We've got the answer!
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You are on a mission to find the best dog shampoo for your fur baby. You are spending hours doing ingredient research to find a safe, non-toxic, and beneficial dog shampoo.
You run into the phrase "chemical free dog shampoo".
What does this mean? What is the intention of this misguided marketing phrase?