Think about what goes into your shampoo shopping: What will this do for my hair? What’s in this? Does it even smell nice?
It’s the same for our furry family members. Dog shampoos tame and treat issues like dry skin, shedding and matting. Here are some of our favorite shampoo brands to check out for any dog’s needs.
Brands linked for easy purchase:
1. Isle of Dogs
Dogs and owners will appreciate the luxury that comes out of Isle of Dogs’ spa-like shampoo and assurance that all of its products are made in the U.S.. Isle of Dogs’ mission is to make grooming enjoyable for dogs and their owners.
That becomes easy when shampoos fighting shedding, coarse hair and thinning coats also smell like yummy apple blossom honey and a blend of jasmine and vanilla.
You can choose from 19 lines of shampoos, including one waterless foaming shampoo to freshen your pup in between washes or reinvigorate their coat. And if you go online, you can even customize a grooming routine with Isle of Dogs’ Coat Check system.
2. Pet Head
Pet Head, the creators of bright-and-punny haircare line Bed Head, lets you and your furry best friend share a similar brand. It gives dogs a chance to also indulge in edgy, fun products.
All nine shampoos, like Life’s an Itch and Puppy Fun, come paraben-free and without petroleum derivatives, propylene glycol, sulfate or DEA (diethanolamine).
They’re also pH adjusted, meaning the de-shedding shampoo that smells like strawberry lemonade and spearmint lemongrass deodorizing shampoo won’t harm your dog.
EQyss’ three lines of dog shampoos are jam-packed with salon-quality human formulas that leave out silicone, alcohol, oil and wax. It makes sure that your dog’s coat gets cleaned without residue. The Premier Color Intensifying Shampoo doesn’t just boost volume; it also helps coats dry almost 50 percent faster.
Flea-Bite Shampoo and Micro-Tek Medicated Pet Shampoo also soothe dry skin. If you’re not sure which line to choose, the EQyss’ site lets you search by problem area. It also shows complementary products, like a Marigold Scent Spray to rehydrate dogs – especially in the summer.
4. Nature’s Specialties
With more than 20 shampoo lines (and 12 specialty shampoos alone), Nature’s Specialties pinpoints any coat need and washes it away biodegradable, cruelty-free shampoos.
Citru-Mela targets hot spots and irritations like flea or tick bites with invigorating citrus, kiwi and melaleuca. For similar deep-cleaning results with a calming scent, work in Lav-N-Derm shampoo – a lavender antiseptic that doesn’t strip dogs of their natural oils.
Nature’s Specialties helps calm flaky, itchy skin, dermal inflammations and broken follicles by promoting hair growth. It doesn’t even have to stop with the company’s Sheazam shea butter shampoo; wrap up your pup’s grooming routine with conditioners, colognes or anti-itchy spray.