Here’s why you should be worried
Monat Global announced this week they’re releasing their Pet Hair Shampoo...I mean “Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash”
Naturally this news was really well received by the salty women (LOVE you ladies, *kisses*) who had their hair destroyed by Monat, and anyone else that isn’t a fan of this company.
Monat Global has been in the News a LOT in the past twelve months:
- Eleven (11) Class Action Lawsuits have been filed against Monat in the past year. Class members have claims of experiencing negative effects from using Monat’s products. Claims range from hair loss/balding, chemical burns, scalp sores, multiple hormone related issues, pregnancy problems, menstrual cycle issues, early pregnancy, etc.
This is WHY we’re worried!
Here are the details
- Monat Global is releasing a –Monat Pet– “Monat Pet Duo” product line.
- As of now, the new line is only for Dogs– the only way to find out that it should ONLY be used on your Dog is by fishing through hundreds of comments on Monat’s Facebook page.
“Tested by humans, loved by dogs: Tested on humans, safe to use on dogs of all types and fur lengths.”
- Monat is “certified” as being cruelty-free according to Leaping Bunny. [We’ll get back to this at a later time]
- Ok- anyone with half a brain knows that the dog shampoo was not “tested on humans”. What a bunch of dumb fucks.
- You CAN‘T TEST a dog shampoo on a human, and claim its safe to use on dogs. Just…NO!
- They can’t claim the shampoo is safe to use on dogs if its literally NEVER touched a dog.
[PSA: Hey you really, really, really shouldn’t use this product period, but if you do it will STRAIGHT UP FUCKING KILL YOUR CAT. So only use this product on your dog, SERIOUSLY.]
According to Monat’s website, -Monat Pet- says “no to toxic ingredients“:
- Cyclic Silicone’s
- Polyethylene Glycol
- Mineral Oil
- Paraffin Wax
- Plastic Microbeads
- Formaldehyde Releasers
- Harmful colors
- Harmful fragrances
Yeah, well we all know how TRUTHFUL Monat is about their ingredients, sigh.
There are two products:
- Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash [A.K.A. Dog Shampoo]
- Freshen Up Deodorizing Spray [Temporarily un-stink your dog?]
You GUYS- the ingredients in both of these products are NOT GOOD.
There is a shit load of essential oils in these products. Essential Oil’s can and are toxic to your pet!
“Essential oils can pose a toxic risk to household pets, especially to cats. They are rapidly absorbed both orally and across the skin, and are then metabolized in the liver. Cats lack an essential enzyme in their liver and as such have difficulty metabolizing and eliminating certain toxins like essential oils”
“Number 9 would be Essential Oils. Cats are so, so very sensitive to essential oils. Many oils, including liquid potpourri (very common exposure around the holidays), Tea Tree Oil or Melaleuca, Oil of Wintergreen, Citrus Oils, Pine Oils, Peppermint Oils and Cinnamon Oils are a few, but the list is a long, long one when it comes to the oils that we have seen concerns with in cats. We can see clinical signs of corrosive burns to the tongue and gastro intestinal tract along with drooling, vomiting, ataxia (walking like they are drunk), coma, respiratory distress, and acute liver failure. Bad stuff for cats! And again, cats will take a lick out of that liquid potpourri even when it is on a shelf over your head. Cats are that one species that the harder you work to keep it out of their reach, the harder they work to get at it!”
Ingredients [Let the fun begin *sigh*]
Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance/Parfum, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Arginine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (HWP), Limonene
[The ingredients I PERSONALLY have issue with are bold in red]
Hair Ponzi made some excellent points about some of the ingredients found in the shampoo on their Facebook post:
“The ingredient list is NOT safe!
–Essential oils are NOT recommended for animals especially citrus.
–Fragrance is way too high on the ingredient list AND with that amount of Essential oils WHY do they need fragrance? (Fragrance is an umbrella word that the FDA allows companies to HIDE ingredients and claim its a trade secret)
–Acrylate Copolymers are NAIL POLISH GLUE / adhesives/ film former”
My very first thought was [after i read all the ingredients]:
“Holy shit that’s so many ingredients!”
So, I immediately went into my bathroom to grab my dog’s shampoo bottle to see if it had that many ingredients listed (TBH I would have shit myself if it did), and also to see if the two shampoos had any ingredients in common.
- Cleans my dog(s) skin and fur
- Makes them smell nice
- Doesn’t irritate their eyes, or skin
- Maintains their healthy skin and coat
- 13 ingredients
Natures Miracle Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Soyethyl Mopholinium Ethosulfate, Sodium Lauriminopropionate, Bishydroxyethyl Dihydroxypropyl Stearammonium Chloride, Polyacrylate Polymer, Colloidal Oatmeal, Fragrance, Extract of Charmomile, D-panthenol, Sodium Chloride.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what “Polyacrylate Polymer” was until i read Hair Ponzi’s Facebook post. It turns out this disgusting ingredient is in the shampoo I use on both my Dogs. I will be shopping for a new Dog shampoo immediately.