A cartoon of a dog in a tub

Safe Dog Shampoo – Review of the Top Brands

As a dog owner, I’m sure you want to use the best and safest products for your dog, don’t you? Statistics show that cancer accounts for nearly 50% of all disease-related pet deaths each year. Unfortunately, there are not many regulations on dog shampoo. Because of this many pet shampoos contain harmful cancer causing ingredients that are not mentioned on the label. This can make it difficult to choose a safe shampoo for your dog.

Dog shampoo manufacturers are very good at promoting their products. Some may even label them as being All Natural as a way to get you to buy their product. Let the truth be known, this in many cases is a false statement. Some of the ingredients may start out as being natural but after being processed they are far from their natural state. As a result, the mixture of these ingredients become toxic. That’s scary, isn’t it?

I want to help you keep your dog safe. In this article, you will learn what to look for when choosing your dog’s shampoo. Along with a review of the safest dog shampoos available today.

 

The Safe Alternative


Yes, you can purchase a dog shampoo with confidence and know that your furry friend will be safe from toxins. All you have to do is look for the words “Certified The USDA Certified Organic sealOrganic” on the label. Those two words guarantee that the product is 100% safe for you and your dog.

So what exactly is certified organic you ask? Allow me to explain.  The word organic is anything that is of natural matter or compounds with a carbon base. Organic is also anything grown, raised or made without using chemicals or synthetic pesticides. Certified Organic shampoo means audited naturally from farm to bottle. Every time you use anything that is certified organic you are also helping to protect the environment. Now that’s a good thing for everyone, isn’t it?

There will be several inspections done before a product can be labeled as being Certified Organic. To maintain a strict physical separation of organic products from non-certified products all the ingredients are constantly monitored. In other words, if any non-certified products are in the shampoo it can not be labeled as being certified organic. The facility must also pass regular strict inspections.

Furthermore, all the ingredients on a certified organic label will be pronounceable!

 

Prepare Yourself for Certified Organic Dog Shampoo


You may be a bit surprised when you start using certified organic dog shampoo. It is very different from what you may expect in a shampoo.  

The first difference you may notice is the scent. Most organic shampoos have a light herbal, berry or lemongrass scent. Another thing you will notice is that the shampoo is very thin almost watery. Be careful not to pour too much onto your dog, a little goes a long way. As you begin to work the shampoo into your dog’s coat you will notice that it does not lather like other shampoos. It will make a nice lather which is just enough to get your dog clean. You do not need a lot of bubbles to get the job done right. Furthermore, it also makes rinsing much easier and quicker.

You will need to use certified organic shampoo 3-4 times to remove all the synthetics that have built up on your dog from using non-organic shampoos. Once transformed you will feel good to now that your dog is free of synthetics from shampoo. Most of all, you will feel good about doing the best you can for your furry friend.

 

Top Brands of Certified Organic Dog Shampoo


This information is from my own personal experience and research. I have done a lot of research to find the best of the best Certified Organic dog shampoos. 

4-Legger Certified Organic Dog Shampoo

This is one of my favorite brands. The owner of 4-Legger was avoiding products that contained harmful ingredients. She soon realized that the same ingredients she was avoiding were also in her dog’s shampoo. This motivated her to find a way to eliminate all toxins from pet shampoo. The results lead to the beginning of 4-Legger Certified Organic pet shampoos. The company is dedicated to making only pure natural organic dog shampoos. Knowing that dogs suffer from different skin irritations 4-Legger introduced a line of Certified Organic dog shampoos. The shampoos are formulated with ingredients known to work best for each condition.

  • Aloe and Lemongrass to soothe dry itchy skin
  • Natural Oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory and moisturizer
  • Lavender essential oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and olive oils for calming and soothing
  • Organic Guar Gum for detangling and conditioning
  • Peppermint, cedar, and eucalyptus have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil to repel fleas


Every 4-Legger dog shampoo is 100% Natural and USDA Certified Organic. They are also, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, cruelty-free, and vegan.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


 

Vermont Soap Organics Certified Organic Pet Shampoo

Vermont Soap Organics was created in 1984. They manufacture and market high quality, unique and natural personal and pet care products. This pet shampoo is formulated from organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils, organic aloe vera. Plus a combination of natural and organic essential oils. In addition, natural rosemary is used as a natural preservative.

Watch this video to see how they make shampoo, it’s quite interesting!


Vermont Soap Organics Certified Organic Pet Shampoo is USDA Approved, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, and cruelty-free.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


 

Fluppets Certified Organic Pet Shampoo

This company truly cares about the well-being of animals. They donate .50 from every bottle sold to the Best Friends Animal Society. This is a highly concentrated shampoo, only a small amount is needed. It is formulated with Saponified organic oils of Coconut, Olive, and Jojoba. Also made with a natural essential oil blend of organic aloe vera, lemongrass, rosemary, and natural rosemary extract. This shampoo is perfect for dogs with sensitive skin.

Fluppets Certified Organic Pet Shampoo is USDA Approved, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, cruelty-free.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


 

BotaniVet Certified Organic Manuka Honey Pet Shampoo

This pet shampoo is manufactured by Vet Remedy. The veterinarians that formulated this shampoo are committed to providing you with a science-based, natural, and trustworthy pet health products. They have found that Manuka honey has potent antibacterial and antifungal activity that promote skin and wound healing. The shampoo also contains organic aloe vera, certified organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils. Works wonderfully on dogs with skin irritations.

BotaniVet Certified Organic Manuka Honey Pet Shampoo is USDA approved with 100% natural ingredients. In addition, it is also hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, and cruelty-free.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


Bodhi Dog Shampoo

Bodhi Dog is a small family owned business committed to making safe natural dog products. This dog shampoo contains organic aloe vera, organic oils of coconut, jojoba oil, olive oil, essential oils of rosemary and lemongrass. The lemongrass gives it a wonderful aroma that also works as aromatherapy for you. This is a soothing shampoo, ideal for dogs with sensitive skin.

Bodhi Dog Shampoo is 100% Natural and USDA Certified Organic. It is also, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, cruelty-free, and vegan.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


 

Mad About Organics All Natural Dog Shampoo

Mad About Organics is a family owned and operated business. They have developed a complete line of safe and natural pet products that are all certified organic. This dog shampoo contains coconut, canola, hemp seed, shea butter, cocoa butter, castor oil, vegetable glycerin, borax powder, potassium hydroxide, lanolin and essential oils. Works wonders on dogs with allergies and sensitive skin.  Also safe to use on puppies as young 4 weeks old.

Mad About Organics All Natural Dog Shampoo is USDA Certified Organic. It is also, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, cruelty-free, and vegan.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


 

Lola and Max Organic All Natural Pet Shampoo

At Lola and Max, their number one priority is the health and safety of your pet. This shampoo is formulated with saponified organic oils of coconut, olive oil, jojoba oil, natural rosemary oil, natural lemongrass oil, natural rosemary extract, and organic aloe. The shampoo also contains a conditioner to relieve dry itchy skin. Perfect for dogs with allergies and sensitive skin.

Lola and Max Organic All Natural Pet Shampoo is USDA Certified Organic. It is also, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, biodegradable, cruelty-free, and vegan.

  • Best price found on Amazon
  • Sold in a 16oz bottle
  • 100% Money back guarantee

 


 

Conclusion

All the dog shampoos in this article are Certified Organic.  You can now make an educated decision when it comes to purchasing dog shampoo. After all, the most important thing is to keep your dog safe, healthy and happy! Isn’t it?

If you have any question or have had any experience with certified organic dog shampoos please leave me a comment.

Happy dog bathing,

Cathy

About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

6 comments on “Safe Dog Shampoo – Review of the Top Brands

    1. Hi Dewayne,
      I’m so happy you found this site to be helpful. Learning how to groom your pets at home is a great way to save some money. Thank you for stopping by and I’m looking forward to your next visit!

  1. After having two childhood pups that died young of cancer, I make sure to only use organic products on my dog. This is a really helpful article since I recently ran out of her shampoo. I considered using some of my own shampoo on her but decided to just buy her her own. Its gonna be hard to decide. I like that the 4 Legger has different formulas, so I’ll probably start with that. I’m looking at that antibacterial/anti fungal one because she often gets a rash on her belly that the vets says is bacterial.

    1. Hi Katie,

      You can’t go wrong with any of the certified organic pet shampoos in this article. The only problem is deciding which one is best for your dog’s needs. It may take trying a few until you find the right one but at least you will know they are all 100% safe for your dog.

      I’m sorry to hear about your loss, it is always hard to lose a pet. I can only hope more will read this and learn how harmful some pet shampoos can be.

      Thank you for visiting my site! >^.^

  2. Its too bad regulations arent more strict in this. It almost feels like our pets arent important to some aspects of society.

    Some of the stats you provided even shocked me.

    Im glad you wrote this because it seems we need to educate people. There is no better way than this because people are always online looking for information.

    what a great post.

    1. Hi Dale,

      Thank you for visiting my site. Yes, it is shocking that this is not regulated like it should be. I can only hope that this information will reach many pet owners. Please share it with your friends.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *