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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!

2017 Updated Vaccine Guidelines for Pet Owners and A refresher on titering and vaccinosis

Highlights From The Updated 2017 Canine Vaccination Guidelines

January 06, 2018 3 min read

There were some exciting updates in the 2017 Canine Vaccination Guidelines recently released by the American Animal Hospital Association and a disappointment.

We've pulled out the highlights and put it into focus!

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An Act of Dog: World Premier on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

An Act of Dog: World Premier on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

December 10, 2017 2 min read

Every single day approximately 5,500 dogs are euthanized at shelters across the nation. Together, we can stop this national tragedy.  It starts with exposure, education, compassion, empathy, and action. 

Learn more about An Act of Dog and look for it to air on your local PBS station.

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Thankful Friday: Looking Back With Gratitude  For Your Support

Thankful Friday: Looking Back With Gratitude For Your Support

November 22, 2017 3 min read

Instead of Black Friday, we're celebrating Thankful Friday (and we're starting on Wednesday)!  

Learn why we're so thankful and how one woman's breast cancer journey after losing a dog to cancer has made the industry safer for dogs around the world. 

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Home Remedies for Dog Allergies | DIY Natural Dog Wipes

Home Remedies for Dog Allergies | DIY Natural Dog Wipes

November 12, 2017 2 min read 2 Comments

You know you can bathe your dog regularly to ease their allergies but it can be a hassle. 

Using 4-Legger USDA Certified Organic Dog Shampoo you can make your own safe and non-toxic wipes for quick cleaning! 

We'll show you how!

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Is Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate a Natural Preservative?

Is Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate a Natural Preservative?

August 05, 2017 2 min read

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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Learn the difference between fragrance oil and essential oil

Learn the difference between fragrance oil and essential oil

July 30, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment

Learn the difference between essential oil and fragrance oil and discover how sensitive your dog may be to artificial fragrances. 

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Chemical free dog shampoo for your dog or cat. What does it mean?

Is Your Dog Shampoo A Chemical Free Product?

July 15, 2017 2 min read

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?

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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 13 min read

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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The Tip to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas During Your Dog's Bath Without Synthetic Chemicals!

The Tip to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas During Your Dog's Bath Without Synthetic Chemicals!

June 23, 2017 2 min read 1 Comment

Want to get rid of fleas without using any synthetic chemicals? We can help! 

Follow these steps using 4-Legger organic dog shampoo to naturally kill fleas without any synthetic chemicals! 

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4-Legger's Nose and Paw Healing Balm is the Best Thanks to USDA Certified Organic Ingredients

4-Legger's Nose and Paw Healing Balm is the Best Thanks to USDA Certified Organic Ingredients

June 17, 2017 3 min read

Learn what it really takes to make USDA certified organic products by looking at the organic beeswax in 4-Legger's USDA Certified Organic Healing Balm for paw pads, hot spots, dry skin, dry and cracked nose, scar reduction, and sunburns.

As we say, the proof of quality is on the dog! 

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4-Legger is Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free Dog Shampoo

4-Legger is Leaping Bunny Certified!

June 09, 2017 1 min read

4-Legger is excited to announce that we are now Leaping Bunny Certified as one of the trustworthy companies that meet the Gold Standard of Cruelty Free!
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Beneficial Nematodes for a Safe and Non-Toxic Yard

Beneficial Nematodes Naturally Help to Control Yard Pests

June 08, 2017 1 min read 2 Comments

Learn how you can use beneficial nematodes in your lawn to reduce your dog's exposure to synthetic ingredients and environmental toxins.

We want your lawn to be as safe as our organic dog shampoo!
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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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