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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!

Clean Label Ingredients in Organic Dog Shampoo

Does Your Dog Shampoo Use Clean Label Ingredients for Healthy Skin and Coat?

May 19, 2017 3 min read

There is a new trend in the human and dog food industry called CLEAN! 

Learn what "clean" means in your food, your dog's food, and why it is time for "clean" to enter the dog grooming industry!  

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Lawn Treatments and Your Dog - Keeping It Safe

Lawn Treatments and Your Dog - Keeping It Safe

May 04, 2017 5 min read 6 Comments

If you have a lawn treatment service or if you treat your lawn yourself, you must read this.

Learn about bioaccumulation from toxic synthetic yard chemicals and how to keep your dog and you safe.

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An Introduction to Bioaccumulation: Living As An Informed Pet Parent

An Introduction to Bioaccumulation: Living As An Informed Pet Parent

April 25, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

What does bioaccumulation mean? We've learned this word the hard way, by losing our dogs to disease.

Let us give you the single tip you need for you and your dog to live a safe and non-toxic life.

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Say No To Vaccines and Yes to Titering

Say No to Annual Vaccines and Yes To Titers!

March 30, 2017 4 min read 2 Comments

If you've researched vaccinosis, it probably led you to titering.

A titer is a laboratory test that measures the amount of antibodies in the blood. It may sound complex but it isn't.  We break it down for you by explaining what titering is, why you MUST do it, and review the recommended core vaccination schedule for dogs. 

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What is Vaccinosis and Why Should You Care?

Vaccinosis: What Is It? We'll Tell You Why You Should Care

March 28, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

Vaccinosis is a set of adverse reactions or events that may occur within minutes, days, months, or years after receiving a vaccination.

Vaccinosis isn't "holistic hype" or something you should ignore. 

Learn what vaccinosis is now, before your dog has an adverse reaction to annual vaccines or before long term damage to your dog's immune system has occurred. 

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Parabens in Organic Dog Shampoo?

The Risk of Parabens in Your Dog's Shampoo

March 14, 2017 3 min read

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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Is Biodegradable Organic Dog Shampoo Safe to Use in Outdoor Water Sources?

Is Biodegradable Organic Dog Shampoo Safe to Use in Outdoor Water Sources?

March 03, 2017 2 min read

What does biodegradable dog shampoo mean?

Chances are, you think it is safe to use in rivers, streams, and other water sources. Is it? We've got the answers! 

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diethanolamine free dog shampoo | chemical free dog shampoo

Why You Should Care About Nitrosamines in Dog Shampoo

February 19, 2017 2 min read 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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Why You Shouldn't Use Petroleum Jelly on Your Dog

Why You Shouldn't Use Petroleum Jelly on Your Dog

February 09, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

Thinking about using petroleum jelly on your dog's dry skin?

In addition to being a non-sustainable ingredient source, petroleum jelly is not the best alternative to moisturize your dog's skin.

Learn why!

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4-Legger Top 12 Tips for Bathing Your Dog

Our Top 12 Dog Washing Tips for Safely Washing Your Dog at Home with our Organic Dog Shampoo

January 11, 2017 4 min read 2 Comments

How often should you wash your dog? How careful do I need to be when washing around my dog's ears? 

We've teamed up with expert Tonya Wilhelm at Raising Your Pets Naturally to answer these questions and more! 

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Miracle the Beagle - A Story of Hope and Happiness

Camp Jean and the Miracle Fund - A Thankful Reminder

January 05, 2017 2 min read

A story that will run your spectrum of emotion - starting with anger - ending with hope and happiness. 

Learn the story of "Miracle" (the Beagle) and the incredible rescue, Camp Jean, that warmed our hearts this winter. 

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Is Your Oatmeal Dog Shampoo Really Organic?

Organic Oatmeal Dog Shampoo! Is it Really? Let's Take A Look!

December 20, 2016 3 min read 2 Comments

All natural organic oatmeal dog shampoo! It sounds great, right? 

Before you add it to your shopping cart and purchase, let's look at the ingredients to see if it is really safe to use on your dog or cat. 

Chances are, it may not be as great as it sounds! 

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Rock Salt and Ice Melt Dangers To Your Dog

Rock Salt and Ice Melt Dangers To Your Dog, Part 2

December 15, 2016 3 min read

Learn the warning signs that your dog has consumed ice melt or rock salt so you know what to look for this winter!

We've also compiled some tips for dealing with the winter ice and keeping your dog safe from rock salt and ice melt! 

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Is Rock Salt Safe for my Dog? | Is Ice Melt Safe for My Dog?

Rock Salt and Ice Melt Dangers To Your Dog, Part 1

December 13, 2016 4 min read 2 Comments

Winter is just around the corner and with winter comes snow and ice! If you've used rock salt or ice melt to keep from slipping and sliding on the ice, you should be aware of its harmful effects on your four-legged family members.

Every winter veterinarians receive an influx of calls and visits from pet parents with dogs who have been exposed to rock salt and ice melt products.

Continue reading to learn more about the hazards of rock salt and how you can help protect your dog.

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Want the Best Dog Shampoo? You Want Certified Organic Dog Shampoo

6 Reasons Why Certified Organic Dog Shampoo Is Better

November 30, 2016 3 min read

Finding the best organic dog shampoo should be easy. 

Unfortunately, dog shampoo manufacturers have made it hard to find truly safe and non-toxic products. 

Learn why certified organic dog shampoo is better and safer than other grooming products on the market and how to avoid the imposters!

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Organic Dog Shampoo | Best Organic Dog Shampoo

Can You Pick the Real Organic Dog Shampoo?

November 12, 2016 3 min read

As a pet parent, you are picky about what you feed your dog and the products you use on your dog.

Finding a true organic dog shampoo isn't easy. Manufacturers use the word organic to make their product look like it is better. Ingredients aren't easy to read. 

We put you to the test in this quick quiz to pick out the real organic dog shampoo. Can you do it? 

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Chemical Free Dog Shampoo | Safe Dog Shampoo | Best Dog Shampoo

Avoiding Common Toxic Chemicals in Dog Shampoo

November 08, 2016 2 min read

If you're not concerned about the ingredients in your dog's shampoo, you should be!

Your dog's skin is the largest organ of their body and there are less layers of skin that protect your dog's organs (compared to you). 

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A breast cancer survivor story with hope for dogs (and their humans) all over the world

A breast cancer survivor story with hope for dogs (and their humans) all over the world

October 31, 2016 1 min read

In this video message, 4-Legger's Pack Leader talks about the cancer of her beloved dog, Henry Clay, her own breast cancer journey and why she has dedicated her life to organic dog shampoo with integrity and educating pet parents about the ingredients in pet grooming products.
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Organic Dog Shampoo | Safe and Happy Halloween

10 Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2016 2 min read

Safety is priority #1 whether it is selecting the best organic dog shampoo or keeping your pup safe over the spooky holiday.

Check out our 10 Tips for Halloween!

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

The Truth About Antibacterial Dog Shampoo

October 24, 2016 4 min read

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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Dog Itchy Skin Shampoo | Dog Shampoo for Itchy Skin

Your Dog's Shampoo May Be Causing Their Dry and Itchy Skin

October 22, 2016 2 min read

Did you know that traditional dog shampoo contains ingredients that are linked to allergies, dry and itchy skin? 

Learn what to look for and get relief for your best friend by using 4-Legger Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo - a proven winner for allergies, dry and itchy skin. 

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Certified Organic Dog Shampoo | Organic Dog Shampoo | Best Dog Shampoo

Is Your Organic Dog Shampoo Really Organic?

October 21, 2016 2 min read

A search for "organic dog shampoo" and you'll get a list with a lot of imposters - dog shampoo that sounds all natural and organic but isn't. 

Learn the difference between a true organic dog shampoo and a greenmarketed imposter. 

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Organic Dog Shampoo | Paraben Free Dog Shampoo

Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 2

October 20, 2016 2 min read

Natural and organic dog shampoos do not contain sulfates or artificial fragrances! 

Learn why the ingredients in your dog's shampoo are important in Part 2 of "Dog Shampoo Ingredients to Avoid". 

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Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 1

Dog Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid - Part 1

October 20, 2016 2 min read

Shopping for pet shampoo? How many promise they are all natural and organic?

How do you pick a true organic product (the safest for your dog)? Learn how to find a truly safe and non-toxic grooming product for your dog in Part 1 of "Dog Shampoo Ingredients to Avoid".

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