Some pet parents don't put much thought into the grooming products that they purchase for their dogs. All dog shampoos are the same, right? WRONG! Your pet needs a dog shampoo that is safe, healthy, effective and one that meets her specific grooming needs. This is what I'm focused on in this 4-Legger organic shampoo for dogs review.
One important thing to mention is that you should NEVER use shampoo formulated for humans on your dog. A dog's skin has a different pH than ours, and using human shampoo on your pet will likely dry out her skin and cause her coat to be dull and dry too.
Making sure that your dog's shampoo is safe needs to be your top concern. Does the shampoo include harmful chemicals, detergents, parabens, sulfates, synthetic based cleaners, artificial colors or fragrances? All of these ingredients can be detrimental to your dog's skin and coat, and they can also leech into his body through his skin.
This week I was able to review 4-Legger Certified Organic Shampoo for Dogs. We've actually used 4-Legger dog shampoos on our dogs for quite a while, but I had never tried their Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender formula. We've always used the Aloe and Lemongrass formula, but this one proved to be just as wonderful.
4-Legger Organic Shampoo for Dogs Review
The creators of 4-Legger grooming products made these dog shampoos after their own dog was diagnosed with cancer. After a bit of research, they quickly realized that many of the toxins and chemicals in common dog products were linked to causing cancer and many other serious health problems. They knew they needed to use a safer product, but they couldn't find what they were looking for on the market.
When I first discovered 4-Legger, it was for the same reasons that the company was created. We had recently lost a dog to cancer, and I had learned that the diet we were feeding and the products that we were using weren't the safest or the healthiest. Enter 4-Legger dog shampoo.
These pet shampoos are certified organic by the USDA. What does that mean? It's made with the highest quality ingredients available. Their dog grooming products are made with no GMOs, no pesticides, no herbacides and no synthetic ingredients.
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4-Legger organic shampoo for dogs is also cruelty free and biodegradable. The top quality ingredients are selected for sustainability and their low impact on the environment. These dog shampoos are also vegan, and they're made right here in the U.S.A.
My favorite thing about this shampoo is that it is suitable for all dogs with any type of coat. We have three dogs – all of different breeds, with different coat types and of different ages. I don't have to worry about finding a shampoo for our puppy, a shampoo for our double-coated Labrador or a special shampoo for our boxer with dry skin. 4-Legger works for all three dogs!
The gentle formula won't strip the natural oils from your dog's coat. This is ideal, as it is these oils that keep your pet's skin and coat moisturized and healthy.
This is really a top quality shampoo that is ideal for multi-pet households. It's safe for your dog and safe for you.
One thing you will notice about this shampoo is its consistency. It's not thick like traditional pet shampoos. That's because it doesn't have the artificial ingredients or detergents that most dog shampoos have. 4-Legger shampoo is similar to the consistency of water, maybe just a bit thicker.
When you first put some in your hand it will surprise you. The first time I used it I thought that there was no way a shampoo like this was going to provide a good lather and clean deep into my dog's coat. I was wrong!
As you can see in my photos and in my video, this shampoo provides a great lather. It's also very effective at cleaning deep into your pet's coat to get rid of all the debris.
You can purchase a 16-ounce bottle of 4-Legger Shampoo for Dogs on the company's website for $14.99. It can also be purchased in many pet retail stores. I know it's more expensive than traditional dog shampoos, but you need to think about what you're getting for the money.
First of all, this bottle of shampoo will last you for months. A bottle typically lasts for about 4 months in our home and we have 3 dogs who get bathed about twice a month, sometimes more often if they get into something. Even though it isn't a thick shampoo, it only takes a small amount to get a rich lather. You're getting a top-quality product that lasts a long time – that's worth the extra $10 to me!
Summary of 4-Legger Organic Shampoo for Dogs Review
- 4-Legger shampoo is Certified Organic to USDA Standards
- Cruelty Free and vegan
- Won't strip the natural oils from your dog's coat
- Safe for dogs of every age and beneficial for all coat types
- Made in the USA
- No harsh detergents, synthetic based cleaners, parabens, sulfates, alcohol, petroleum based ingredients, artificial fragrances, colors, or preservatives.
- More expensive than other traditional pet shampoos, but offers many more benefits for the money
- Very thin consistency, but still offers a great lather
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Have you tried this shampoo with your pet? Did it work as well for you as it did for me? I'd love to hear your honest opinion of any 4-Legger product. Leave a comment below explaining your opinion. It may help other pet owners make the best decision when buying grooming supplies for their dogs.
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