Top 16 dog shampoos for dry skin
Friends Forever Natural Dog Shampoo for Dry Itchy Skin
This shampoo is hypoallergenic and moisturizing. Extracts are concentrated solutions from the plant and they do act as irritants to some dogs and the smell is very overwhelming for a lot of sensitive people. The tea tree oil can be too drying. I have seen it used in dogs to good effect but I have seen irritation from it as well so I would keep a close eye on them for a couple of days after using this to make sure it’s compatible with their skin. The shampoo has a light apple scent.
Wahl 4-In-1 Calming Pet Shampoo
A shampoo ingredient list that looks a bit more daunting, but a lot of it is they are listing out all of the botanicals instead of simply saying product derived from … So this really is not full of more than the average shampoo. The product is designed to be a detangling and moisturizing shampoo so good for long-haired or double-coated dogs. It has lavender essential oil for a calming effect, which is a scent you just have to smell and decide on. The product is a concentrate and I have found it’s much easier to distribute it by mixing a small amount in half a cup of warm water and distribute that over the dog. Otherwise, you tend to get a dense soapy spot that takes half an hour to rinse out.
Pro Pet Works Oatmeal Dog Shampoo + Conditioner
A shampoo designed to relieve dry itchy skin. It is soap and detergent free which helps to decrease drying. The company labels it as being organic as well as biodegradable and hypoallergenic. The shampoo does not have any added fragrance which is a big bonus for some scent sensitive folks and generally more acceptable to dogs. I’ve never seen a dog approach something heavily perfumed, they usually avoid it. The almond oil in addition to being a moisturizer generally has a very pleasant and mild scent.
Bodhi Dog Oatmeal Shampoo
Paws & Pals Natural Oatmeal Dog Shampoo and Conditioner (Medicated Clinical Vet Formula)
This is a soap-free all-natural shampoo. The term medicated is misleading because there isn’t actually any medication in it. It contains oatmeal for allergies and moisturizing. The company labels it as a vegan. The company lists all of the natural products by their chemical names which can be confusing or overwhelming for some people trying to be cautious of chemicals on their dog. The ingredients are all plant-based. It’s recommended to let the shampoo stand on the coat for a minute or two for the product to have its full effect. There is an added bonus of the product being labeled for safety in a very wide range of species if you happen to have a menagerie at home you could use it all around.
Pet Oatmeal Shampoo & Conditioner : Natural Ingredients & Hypoallergenic
Vet's Best Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo for Dogs
Vital Pet Life
Critter Concepts Dog Shampoo for Dry Itchy Skin
Nootie Dog Shampoo
Odie and Cody Natural Dog Shampoo
How can a product be called all-natural with all these chemicals?
Understanding dry skin on dogs
Bacterial and fungal infections
These are almost always secondary to some other disease. Most infections are very easy to treat but they will come back over and over if the primary problem is not dealt with. One of the few fungal issues that is primary is ringworm, though this also can occur more in that case of immune deficiency issues.