cruelty free pet products

What Does it Mean for a Product to Be Cruelty-Free?

Cruelty free describes a product that has not been tested on animals at any stage of development, nor does it contain any ingredients that were tested on animals.

Why Shopping Cruelty Free Pet Products is Important

Houndstone Founder, Neda Torabi, has been involved in animal rescue for nearly two decades. In fact, her own rescue pups are the inspiration behind the development of Houndstone’s cruelty free dog shampoo and the brands other luxury and eco-friendly products. 

Often times we associate cruelty free with human products. But it only makes sense to make sure the products you are using on your dog is also cruelty free and has not been tested on the very animals it is made for. There are many products developed for pets, that unfortunately involve painful and cruel testing on animals in laboratories. There is significant documentation verifying the horrors faced by lab animals and the trauma they suffer. Many of them exhibit signs of PTSD. No animal lover who has a dog or cat should accept purchasing a product that has subjected another creature to such treatment. Furthermore, with today’s vast pet product market there are plenty of cruelty free options available.

How Do I Know If a Product is Cruelty Free?

One way to verifying if products are cruelty free is by searching for the cruelty free bunny logo on products. There are two main cruelty free certification agencies, both of which use variations of a logo depicting the cruelty free bunny. These include Leaping Bunny and PETA.

Another option is to verify the products cruelty free status on the cruelty free database. This database is free to companies, who perhaps are cruelty free but were unable to pay the fees associated with obtaining cruelty free certification from either Leaping Bunny or PETA.

You may also email companies directly inquiring regarding their cruelty free status. For instance, Houndstone’s founder shares, “We have always been open to discussing our hypoallergenic organic dog shampoo and its cruelty free status with those who inquire. We worked hard to ensure our product was free of cruelty to animals and this is something we are proud to share with our customers. There is a plethora of 100% cruelty free dog shampoos and other products on the market today, and there is absolutely no need for to buy a product that is not cruelty free."

What Cruelty Free Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoo Should You Try?

Here at Houndstone, we believe in providing our animals and yours with only the best. Our hypoallergenic dog shampoo is not only cruelty free, but also contains numerous certified organic ingredients. We used clean ingredients that are safe and non-toxic and therefore testing on animals need not be performed. Just add a bit of our hypoallergenic dog shampoo to your pup’s wet hair and wash away. This will provide a gentle cleaning that will condition your dog’s skin and hair without washing away the healthy oils on your dog’s skin. We shouldn’t have to feel guilty about the products we use to bathe our dogs. Everyone can make the decision to purchase a 100% cruelty free dog shampoo instead of one that conducts unnecessary animal testing. Try Houndstone’s hypoallergenic dog shampoo today.

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