Thank you for your time. My name is Melissa Boland of 4-Legger and this is our story of why we've dedicated our lives to making the dog grooming industry safer.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer on the same day my dog, Henry Clay died from cancer, little did I know the impact his death and my cancer survival would have for dogs everywhere.
During chemotherapy, my cell counts were so low they were classified as infection fatal - meaning if I got sick my body would not be able to fight off an infection.
My oncologist suggested a strict germ free zone in the house with frequent baths for the dogs in my house and dogs that came to visit.
It wasn't long before all of the dogs had dry, itchy and flaky skin. They were miserable.
We looked at the back of the dog shampoo bottle to discover the so called all natural organic dog shampoo we were buying had the same ingredients as the dog shampoos we would never have knowingly purchased.
We believed the marketing when it said "all natural" and "organic". Worse, we paid more money for the privilege of purchasing the green marketed product that contained ingredients linked to allergies, dry skin, hormone disruption, and cancer!
We turned our attention to "how can they advertise all natural and organic" when it isn't?
Reading that on the FDA website, made us realize it was more than just ingredients - it also included marketing gimmicks and a lack of transparency.
To be good parents to our dogs (and cat) we needed to read and research every ingredient and make our own educated choices.
We did a lot of experiments and started using our own dog shampoo. Our shampoo quickly reversed dry skin issues even with frequent dog washes. We took it a step further to partner with experts in saponification and product formulation - learning and combining it with our diverse team's expertise in essential oils, holistic health, and natural living!
The problem was... how can the consumer tell the difference between a truly organic dog shampoo and a greenmarketed dog shampoo? The answer? USDA Certification for our products!
Through the NOP, all ingredients and products are independently reviewed to ensure compliance with the USDA organic standards - the highest standard a product can achieve.
We aren't your typical dog shampoo company. We are dedicated to our mission to change the pet grooming industry by making it safer so every dog can have a healthy bath!
We want the words "all natural" and "organic" to mean safe and non-toxic and free of any synthetic or artificial chemicals.
We've dedicated our mission to the memory of Henry Clay from whom we learned so much!Thank you for taking the time to learn about 4-Legger! If you have any questions about any of our products, please contact us, we'd love to hear from you!
We are so confident you'll love 4-Legger, we offer the Wagging Tail Guarantee - you don't like it - you get your money back. It's that simple.