Natural Dog Shampoo Reviews
4-Legger Conditioning Shampoo Review
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review from 4-Legger. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter
As a Dog Mom with a focus on raising a healthy, natural dog, everything that comes into contact with Dexter comes under scrutiny. I have to think about Dexter’s food, the ingredients in his food, our yard, heartworm and flea prevention, and dog grooming products, including his dog shampoo. Doing so much research on each ingredient and each product can be daunting at times, but who’s worth it? Dexter’s worth it, Nutter‘s worth it!
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Dexter The Dog is a very active Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is cursed with frequent baths because he loves to get dirty. He’s never a fan of bathing, but he’s always a trooper and very cooperative. When I’m looking for a natural dog shampoo, the first thing I do is flip over the dog shampoo bottle and read the entire ingredient panel. I avoid a long list of ingredients, including paraphens, sulfates, sodium lauryl sulfate, polyethylene glycol, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, and many more. I am by no means a chemist, so I start my ingredient checking on EWG Skin Deep’s Cosmetic Database. Here, I am able to plug in any ingredient and see the risk factors involved with that ingredient and make my choice from there.
Today, I want to talk about 4-Legger conditioning shampoo. True to form, I read the entire ingredient panel and looked up each ingredient on the EWG website for toxicity. Every ingredient in this natural dog shampoo came back “green,” meaning little to no hazard. When considering ingredients, I also take into account what the product is being used for. For example, I would not feed Dexter a product that contains vegetable glycerine, as it tends to give him loose stools. I also would not feed him something with guar gum because that can bind the colon. However, for a topical product, these two ingredients are just fine and cause no concern.
4-Legger Conditioning Shampoo Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Olive, and Jojoba Oils, Vegetable Glycerine, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Organic Guar Gum, Peppermint Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Rosemary Extract, Organic Aloe Vera
Now that the ingredients in 4-Legger shampoo check out, it’s bath time. Sorry, Dexter! Right away, I was greeted with the pleasant smell of peppermint. It was not overpowering – it was just the right amount. After thoroughly wetting Dexter, I poured some of the natural dog shampoo into the palm of my hand and applied to Dexter and began massaging it through his coat.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the shampoo lathered, since it did not contain typical foaming agents Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Most shampoo manufacturers use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate to create their foaming action, which can cause organ toxicity. But 4-Legger was able to create a foaming action without the use of toxic chemicals.
After massaging the shampoo from head to tail, I rinsed Dexter with warm water. A proper rinse is always key in a good dog bath. If you do not rinse thoroughly, your dog’s coat will have a sticky texture when it dries. After a good rinsing, I towel-dried Dexter, put on his dog drying jacket, and waited for him to fully dry.
After Dexter was dry, I brushed him out. His coat was bright white and chestnut with a nice shine and a fresh scent when I smelled him. I am very pleased with the way 4-Legger Conditioning Shampoo performed during bathing, rinsing, and brushing. This is a great natural dog shampoo that you can feel comfortable using, and know it will do a great job getting your dog clean.
I am happy to report, 2 weeks after Dexter’s bath, he is still silky and looking good, even after our Vermont vacation! A big thanks to 4-Legger for their wonderful product and taking such care in providing a natural and safe dog shampoo line.
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