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