Fetch the 4-Legger Blog

We write about dog shampoo ingredients (of course), how to reduce your dog's exposure to environmental toxins, ingredients, holistic care tips for your furry family member & more!

Learn why we use the packaging we do for our organic dog shampoo

4-Legger's Packaging and Why We Use the Containers We Use

February 02, 2019 4 min read

Learn why we use the packaging we use and how you can be a zero waste pet parent by using 4-Legger organic dog shampoo.
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4-Legger Organic Dog Shampoo Uses Verified All Natural and High Quality Essential Oils

The Safe Use of Essential Oils for Dogs, Cats and other Animals

January 13, 2019 5 min read

Learn the differences of pure essential oils and fragrance oils (often called synthetic essential oils), their health benefits, how hard it can be to determine the true quality of essential oils, and why pure essential oils are worth the higher cost.
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Dogs are a commitment for life

Dogs Are Family. This Is the Message We Need To Teach Our Kids

December 27, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

Dogs are family. Dogs are for life. 

We need to work together to change the world and get rid of messages that don't speak this truth.

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The Adventures of Gnome in the Home!  Christmas Fun for Doggos!

The Adventures of Gnome in the Home! Christmas Fun for Doggos!

December 13, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

You know 4-Legger makes the best organic dog shampoo, right? Well, we also like to have fun. 

Why should the 2-Legger kids have all the fun during Christmas?  

Join us as 4-Legger counts down the last days before Christmas with a doggo version of Elf on the Shelf - Gnome in the Home! Let the fun begin!

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Looking for Natural Dog Shampoo? Buyer Beware you may not get what you thought

Buyer Beware - All Natural and Organic Doesn't Mean It Is Truly Natural or Organic

December 02, 2018 3 min read

With no regulations in the dog grooming industry dog shampoo needs "buyer beware" stickers so consumers know what is on the front of the label (the marketing label) may not jive with the ingredients on the back of the bottle!
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Happy Thanksgiving from 4-Legger Organic Dog Shampoo

A Thanksgiving Message from 4-Legger

November 22, 2018 3 min read

4-Legger is the living breathing proof significant loss has inspired significant gain in helping to make all of our dogs lives healthier lives and be free of many of the toxins that make them sick. With your help, we’re making a difference!  
We are so grateful for all of you who have supported 4-Legger and who advocate for safer products.  
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4-Legger Voted Best Organic Dog Shampoo

4-Legger Wins 2018 EcoExcellence Award for Best Dog Grooming Product

September 16, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

Thank you to everyone who voted! We are thrilled to announce CALM, 4-Legger's lavender USDA Certified Organic Dog Shampoo WON THE 2018 EcoExcellence Awards best grooming product! 

Listen to Melissa Boland's interview on Modern Living with Kathy Ireland to hear why she's dedicated her life to developing safer and healthier grooming products.

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Keep It Clean & Keep It Safe!

Keep It Clean & Keep It Safe!

August 18, 2018 2 min read

It only takes 30 minutes once a year to prevent a dryer fire in your home. 

Learn why these 30 minutes can be as important as keeping the ingredients you use in and on your dog safe and clean!

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Is Phenoxyethanol Really an All Natural Dog Shampoo Ingredient?

Is Phenoxyethanol Really an All Natural Dog Shampoo Ingredient?

July 21, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

Is Phenoxyethanol really an all natural dog shampoo ingredient? Is it safer than paraben?

How can you tell dog shampoo is truly natural, safe and non-toxic? 

Pet parents who care about ingredients should read this. 

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All Natural Dog Shampoo Should Be USDA Organic Dog Shampoo

The Word Organic Should Be A True All Natural Promise to Pet Parents

July 15, 2018 4 min read

Finding an all natural dog shampoo should be easy. 4-Legger feels dog shampoo should only be marketed as all natural if the product is USDA certified organic.

Learn more about the USDA standard and why it is so hard to find truly all natural products.

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When Should You Go To The Emergency Veterinarian After Your Dog Eats Chocolate

Help! My dog just ate a chocolate bar! What do I do?

July 08, 2018 3 min read

Ever wish there was a calculator where you could plug in your dog's weight, the type of chocolate they ate, how much chocolate they ate and it would tell you whether or not you need to take a trip to the emergency veterinarian? We found one and have shared it with you here!
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Neem Dog Shampoo for Fleas and Dermatitis Is Worth Barking About

Neem Dog Shampoo for Fleas and Dermatitis Is Worth Barking About

June 24, 2018 3 min read

Discover the benefits of neem dog shampoo.

You don't need a medicated flea dog shampoo when you have the natural benefits of neem oil blended with sweet organic essential oil. An organic dog shampoo that improves your dog's skin while deterring pests!

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How can you select the best organic dog shampoo

Learn The Differences Between 4-Legger's Original and New Product Lines to Find the Best Organic Dog Shampoo For Your Dog

April 28, 2018 4 min read 1 Comment

Learn the differences between 4-Legger's Food Grade Organic Dog Shampoo and USDA Certified Organic Dog Shampoo to find the best organic dog shampoo for your dog. 

We tell you how they are different and highlight the benefits of the new formulations! 

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Why you need to use safe and non-toxic alternatives to flea and tick treatments

Look to see if Your Community Hosts Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Days

April 21, 2018 3 min read

You may be shocked to see what is on the list for household hazardous waste. Something so toxic it has to be disposed of safely... ready to find out what it is! 

Also, check to see if there is a household hazardous waste day in your community so you can safely dispose of hazardous household waste. 

 

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The World's First Safe & Non-Toxic Aloe Based USDA Organic Dog Shampoo

The World's First Safe & Non-Toxic Aloe Based USDA Organic Dog Shampoo

April 14, 2018 4 min read 2 Comments

4-Legger continues to lead the market with a new product line of USDA Certified Organic Dog Shampoo. The first aloe based USDA certified organic dog shampoo!
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dog yeast infection treatment | how to treat yeast infection in dogs

A Holistic Approach to A Yeast Infection In Your Dog

April 07, 2018 8 min read 3 Comments

Your dog is scratching and itching. Have you had your dog's skin checked for yeast? If not, go to your veterinarian and have them check. Grain free food and high carbohydrate food are causing yeast infections along with environmental toxins, and other factors that stress immune compromised dogs.

Learn how to combine traditional and holistic approaches to get your dog relief from yeasty skin and yeast ears!

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Do you have a reactive dog or a dog that suffers from dry and itchy skin? You need to read this article.

What You Need To Know About Inflammation And Your Dog

March 31, 2018 5 min read 1 Comment

You've switched to a grain free food and still your dog is still itchy.

Why?

We might have the answer. Read to find out why. 

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Is aloe safe for my dog? Learn about the aloe plant and what parts of the aloe are safe for your dog

Is Aloe Vera Toxic to Dogs?

March 21, 2018 2 min read

Is the aloe in 4-Legger's organic dog shampoo and other products safe for dogs? 

We have the answer and tell you why aloe should be on your safety radar.

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What you need to know about fungal dog shampoo

What is Antifungal Dog Shampoo? Are There Safe Yeast Dog Shampoo Alternatives?

March 03, 2018 6 min read 2 Comments

There are hundreds of yeast dog shampoo products on the market. These antifungal dog shampoo products are primarily made with chlorhexadine.

We take a look at the safety of these dog shampoo formulations and evaluate whether or not they really are all natural and safe for your dog.

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Natural Dog Toothpaste | Vegan Dog Toothpaste

Is Natural Dog Toothpaste Really All Natural and Safe?

February 10, 2018 3 min read 2 Comments

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!

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Diffusing Pet Safe Essential Oils In Your Home

Your House Can Smell Fantastic by Diffusing Pet Safe Essential Oils

January 27, 2018 5 min read 6 Comments

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!

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Essential oils for dogs | aromatherapy for dogs | dog seizures essential oils

Using Essential Oils To Support Your Dog and Cat's Neurological Health

January 20, 2018 7 min read

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. 

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DIY Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe: An Easy Homemade Dog Shampoo Recipe You Can Make

DIY Waterless Dog Shampoo for the Extreme Cold Winter Months

January 17, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

In a pinch, you can use arrowroot and baking soda with essential oils to absorb the excess oils on your dog's skin and coat. 

Learn when you should and shouldn't use dry shampoo on your dog and get a homemade waterless dog shampoo recipe! 

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How Safe are Scented Candles and Air Fresheners Around Your Pets?

How Safe are Scented Candles and Air Fresheners Around Your Pets?

January 13, 2018 4 min read 3 Comments

Do you burn scented candles in your house or workplace? Do you use aromatherapy for your dog? 

If so, you need a safer alternative for you and your furry children! Read to learn more. 

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