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Is Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate a Natural Preservative?

Is Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate a Natural Preservative?

August 05, 2017

Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate is a preservative based on the naturally occurring amino acid glycine. Does that mean the preservative is natural?

We've got the answer!  

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4-Legger dog shampoo ingredient database will help you quickly identify if an ingredient is safe, non-toxic, organic, synthetic, or all natural

Learn About Ingredients to Find a Safe and Non-Toxic Organic Dog Shampoo

July 07, 2017

Are Your Dog's Shampoo Ingredients Really Safe?
Tired or seeing so many (so called) "organic dog shampoos" on the market that contain synthetic chemicals?

4-Legger has created a dog shampoo ingredient database where pet parents can quickly identify if an ingredient is really safe or if it is in fact a synthetic chemical with links to safety concerns.

Grab your dog's shampoo bottle and look up a few ingredients. You may be shocked at what you find! 

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Parabens in Organic Dog Shampoo?

The Risk of Parabens in Your Dog's Shampoo

March 14, 2017

Can a dog shampoo be organic and contain paraben?

Should you risk using a dog shampoo that contains parabens on your dog? 

We look at the scientific evidence on parabens so you can decide. 

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Why You Should Care About Nitrosamines in Dog Shampoo

February 19, 2017 1 Comment

You won't see nitrosamines listed as an ingredient on the dog shampoo label. The presence of nitrosamines poses health risks to your dog. Learn what to look for so you can avoid risking your dog's health! 

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Antibacterial Dog Shampoo | Anti-Fungal Dog Shampoo | Organic Dog Shampoo

The Truth About Antibacterial Dog Shampoo

October 24, 2016

Think you're protecting your dog by using antibacterial dog shampoo? 

Learn the truth about antibacterial dog shampoo and why it is important to the long term health of your furry family member! 

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Organic Dog Shampoo Featured Ingredient: Lemongrass

Organic Dog Shampoo Featured Ingredient: Lemongrass

June 24, 2016

Lemongrass is a natural deodorizing agent so it can take away some of those "you rolled in what?" moments. Learn more about lemongrass in our feature on this rejuvenating ingredient! 

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Is a dog dressed as a bumble bee a dog or a bumble bee?

Is a dog dressed as a bumble bee a dog or a bumble bee?

June 10, 2016

How do you answer that question? 

We think a dog dressed as a bumble bee is still a dog wearing a cute disguise. It is still however a dog. 

The same question could be asked of DMDM Hydantoin. Is it still formaldehyde? Find out in the ingredient deep dive blog! 

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Is Phenoxyethanol Safe For Your Dog?

Is Phenoxyethanol Safe For Your Dog?

May 25, 2016

Phenoxyethanol is used primarily as a preservative and sometimes as a disinfectant in dog grooming products.

While it is an organic compound, that doesn't mean that it is certified organic. Let's dive in and see what this means in terms of safety for your dog! 

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Meet the Methyl Sisters

Meet the Methyl Sisters

May 13, 2016

Ok. The Methyl sisters aren't dogs but these dogs do kinda look like sisters and they were way cuter than chemical structures! 

The methyl sisters are two preservatives you find in many so called "natural" dog shampoos. Discover the true origin of these preservatives in Meet the Methyl Sisters! 

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The Case of the Itchy Dog: A Dog Parent Mystery

The Case of the Itchy Dog: A Dog Parent Mystery

April 27, 2016 4 Comments

Your furry family member is scratching... and scratching... and scratching. They are miserable. You are miserable. 

Did you know that traditional pet grooming products have links to dry and itchy skin? 

Learn more...

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Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo | Organic Dog Shampoo

Is Your Dog Shampoo Really Hypoallergenic?

April 01, 2016 1 Comment

Your dog has allergies and you want a mild dog shampoo for sensitive skin. You search for shampoo that says, "hypoallergenic and perfect for dogs with sensitive skin and allergies". How do  you know it really is hypoallergenic?

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Benzyl Benzoate in Dog Shampoo | Organic Dog Shampoo

What is Benzyl Benzoate?

February 26, 2016

Someone recently searched the 4-Legger website for "benzyl benzoate" and there zero search results. We decided to fix that! 

What is benzyl benzoate, when might it be used, and is it safe? We have the answers!

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