Last Updated on October 12, 2020 by Pet Territory Team
Your pooch needs some fancy follicles, and we’re sharing what we think is the best shampoo for dogs here. Check out our list!
Dogs are as unique as the people who own them. Some dogs shed and some some dogs don’t. Some are drawn to every muddy puddle in the backyard and some prefer to stick to rolling in piles of unidentified muck. Or perhaps harassing skunks?
So when it comes to bath time it shouldn’t be a one size fits all operation. Just like food and beds, there are definitely some shampoos that rise above the rest. But how do you know which is the best shampoo for dogs?
If you’re asking, we’ve got the answer.
Comparison Table: Pet Territory Picks
The options in our list are chosen based on cost, efficiency, ingredients, and customer feedback. We’ve put them in order of cost, lowest to highest. The 10 shampoos in this table are in the same order as our expanded reviews below.
If we missed your favorite be sure to contact us!
|Wahl Oatmeal Natural Pet Shampoo||Coconut Lime Verbena/White Pear/Lavender & Chamomile/and others||24oz||Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Oatmeal|
|Vet's Best Hypoallergenic Shampoo||Light Fragrance||16oz||Aloe, Allantoin, Vitamin E|
|SynergyLabs Groomer's Blend Ultra White Shampoo||Unlisted||18.4oz||Coconut Oil, Silk Proteins|
|Burt's Bees for Dogs Oatmeal Shampoo||No Scent||16oz||Green Tea, Oatmeal, Honey, Beeswax|
|Earthbath All Natural Pet Shampoo||Vanilla & Almond||16oz/1 Gallon||Colloidal Oatmeal, Coconut Base Cleansers, Aloe, Vitamins|
|Synergy Labs Triple Strength Concentrated Shampoo||Green Apple & White Tea||17oz/1 Gallon||Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Kukui Nut Oil, Aloe|
|BarkLogic Lemon Tree Natural Deodorizing Shampoo||Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Tangerine||16oz||Aloe, Lavender, Chamomile, Calendula, Yarrow|
|DVM Pharmaceuticals HyLyt Shampoo||Unlisted||16oz||Sodium Lactate, Collagen, Glycerin, Citric Acid|
|Fifi & Fido Oatmeal Dog Shampoo and Conditioner||Coconut||16oz||Aloe Vera, Oatmeal, Shea Butter|
|4-Legger Certified Organic Dog Shampoo||Lemongrass||16oz||Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils|
Top 10 List of the Best Shampoo for Dogs
Here are the 10 of the best shampoos for dogs.1. Wahl Oatmeal Natural Pet Shampoo
- Cost: $0.25/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Glycerin; Oatmeal
This shampoo takes a similar approach to natural ingredients, including its key ingredient — you guessed it — oatmeal.
One of the reasons this shampoo lands on the list of best shampoo for dogs is that Wahl recognizes that shampoo isn’t one size fits all. The shampoo comes in several different scents and formulas so you’re sure to find a perfect fit.2. Vet’s Best Hypoallergenic Shampoo for Sensitive Skin
- Cost: $0.31/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Aloe; Allantoin; Vitamin E
If you have a particularly jumpy dog or a pup who isn’t a huge fan of the water, you might opt for Vet’s Best Hypoallergenic Shampoo With Aloe Vera. Much like baby shampoo, this dog shampoo is “no tear,” so you can soap up Fido without worrying about the shampoo burning in his eyes when he makes a run for it.
Another great plus that lands this one squarely in the best shampoo for dogs category is that using this shampoo will not affect any topical flea and tick treatments.
For most types of dogs, you’ll find that this shampoo is moisturizing enough that you won’t need a separate conditioner and many pet parents have reported their pups have thicker coats after switching to this shampoo.3. SynergyLabs Groomer’s Blend Ultra White Shampoo
- Cost: $0.38/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Silk Proteins
Groomers Blend Ultra White Shampoo is a white dog’s best friend — aside from man, of course. Whoever he is. This shampoo is specially formulated not only to get your pup clean but also to remove that yellow tinge to their white fur.
Unlike other whitening shampoos on the market, this shampoo doesn’t use bleach or peroxide, which can dry out your dog’s fur among other negative side effects.
And if you’re so smitten with the results that you get brave and want to wash your cat and horse using the same shampoo, don’t let us stop you. This shampoo is safe for them too.4. Burt’s Bees Oatmeal Dog Shampoo
- Cost: $0.50/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Green Tea; Oatmeal; Honey, Beeswax
That’s right! Your trusted lip balm manufacturer has a doggie shampoo and your pup is going to come to love Burt just as much as you do. This one squeaked into our list of the best dog shampoos.
Just like the more people-oriented products you’re used to, Burt’s Bees Oatmeal Dog Shampoo uses all natural ingredients. Colloidal oat flour is used to help moisturize dry skin and honey gives your pup’s coat a nice shine.5. Earthbath All Natural Pet Shampoo
- Cost: $0.55/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Collodial Oatmeal; Coconut Oil Cleansers; Aloe; Vitamins A, B, D, & E
Earth Bath has quite a reputation for getting pups squeaky clean with natural ingredients. This shampoo doesn’t have any parabens, phosphates, synthetic dyes, perfumes, gluten DEA, enzymes or SLS/SLES. Which is just a fancy way of saying that nothing in this shampoo is going to be irritating to your pooch’s skin.
What it does have is oatmeal and aloe vera to moisturize and lots of vitamins for a smooth, shiny coat of fur. Because of this, Earthbath may be the best shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin.6. SynergyLabs Veterinary Formula Triple Strength Dirty Dog Shampoo
- Cost: $0.58/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Shea Butter; Kukui Nut Oil; Aloe
If your pup has you astounded by the level of dirty they have achieved, it might be time to break out the SynergyLabs Veterinary Formula Triple Strength Dirty Dog Shampoo. With an ingredient list shorter than the name might imply, this shampoo means business.
With three times the number of active cleansers as competitors, you won’t be needing to rinse and repeat with this shampoo. And with any luck, its dirt repellent formula will mean you can go longer before the next visit to the tub.7. BarkLogic Lemon Tree Natural Deodorizing Shampoo
- Cost: $0.81/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Lavender; Lemon; Mint; Tangerine
For life’s stinkier moments, opt for a heavy-duty shampoo that will get the job done and keep you from having to rinse and re-rinse. This shampoo makes the best shampoo for dogs list because it really is the best of both worlds. It uses all natural ingredients but hits the smells hard with its natural deodorizing qualities and a much needed fresh scent.
Unlike some other natural shampoos which skimp on the suds, with BarkLogic it is easy to get your pup good and lathered up so you know they’ll step out of the tub squeaky clean.8. DVM Pharmaceuticals HyLyt Shampoo
- Cost: $0.81/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Sodium Lactate; Collagen; Glycerin; Citric Acid
If your dog suffers from dry or scaling skin, most moisturizing shampoos just won’t be enough to relieve that irritation. Cue DVM Pharmaceuticals HyLyt Shampoo. This shampoo focuses on an optimal pH balance in order to nourish especially dry skin and can make a huge difference in how itchy your dog is.
The scent of this shampoo is unlisted in product descriptions, but users say that it’s fresh and lovely!9. Fifi & Fido Oatmeal Dog Shampoo and Conditioner
- Cost: $0.88/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Aloe Vera; Oatmeal; Shea Butter
Everyone loves a good two-in-one product. It saves you money and time and prune-y fingers! Fifi & Fido Oatmeal Dog Shampoo and Conditioner is made in the USA with all natural oatmeal and aloe vera that will help to relax your dog while you wash them. Which makes this a great shampoo for anxious and dirty dogs alike.
To further the easy experience, this shampoo comes with a hand pump making it as close as you can come to hands free bathing.10. 4-Legger Certified Organic All Natural Dog Shampoo
- Cost: $0.93/fl oz
- Active Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Olive Oil; Jojoba OIl; Essential Oils
This shampoo is actually certified to organic food standards, so that should tell you something about how safe these natural ingredients are for your pooch’s coat. But aside from being safe, this shampoo is effective.
Specially formulated for sensitive skin, 4-Legger boasts an ingredient list formulated to moisturize the skin and coat without stripping natural oils. In addition, the ingredients act as flea and tick deterrents.
Just be careful when you pour it — the shampoo is pretty thin and if you’re not careful more of it might end up in the tub than on your dog.
A Friendly Message
Now that you’ve seen some of the market’s best shampoo for dogs, you and your pooch can find just the perfect fit for bath time.
Did your favorites make the list?
Thanks for stopping by! Have a friendly lick!
Until next time.