Best Dog Shampoos Plus Conditioners in 2020



Wahl 4-In-1 Calming Pet Shampoo – Cleans, Conditions, Detangles, & Moisturizes with Lavender Chamomile Review:


I bought this in desperation based off the great reviews and the great price and I am extremely satisfied with this product. Our catahoula always smells like wet dog after a bath (understandable but the smell stays in the furniture and the carpets) and the countless amounts of shampoo scents have lasted mere hours but this shampoo is AMAZING. While he dries he doesn’t reek of wet dog and the scent lasted for days!! It’s a fantastic shampoo that isn’t overpowering but very light and feminine (probably much to his dismay but my delight!) from a literally desperate dog mom, if you have a pup that loves to roll in the dirt, jump in the lake, and merely enjoy the smell of distinguishable dog on himself this is the shampoo for you! It works wonders! Highly recommend.



Wahl Dry Skin & Itch Relief Pet Shampoo for Dogs – Oatmeal Formula with Coconut Lime Verbena & 100% Natural Ingredients – 24 Oz Review:


We have an itchy dog and after bath time it was always an issue. She would scratch until dry and several hours after. This shampoo causes NO itching and smells great too but the biggest plus is the difference in her FUR. Holy cow what a difference it makes. She had short, dry kinda prickly feeling fur that is now soft as angora and SHINY we literally couldn't believe the difference after the first use. It gets better each bath and now 3 baths later she doesn't scratch at all and looks like a different dog. Sold forever on this.



Pro Pet Works All Natural Organic Oatmeal Pet Shampoo + Conditioner for Dogs & Cats-Hypoallergenic and Soap Free Blend with Aloe Gel for Allergies & Sensitive Skin- 17oz Review:


First off this shampoo is AMAZING for multiple pet households! Yes it has a strong scent straight out of the bottle but afterwards there is NO fruity/floral scent, just a clean version of your animals scent (if that makes any sense?)

I have a 100lb black King Shepard and he developed sensitive skin from a gluten/grain sensitivity and being allergic to flea saliva when they bite (yes I know it's weird). If a bite goes unnoticed for more than a day he will nibble and scratch at it toll he is raw. He is on a special diet and gets regular flea treatments but fleas will always find a way!

Bath time for Koda is usually a 2 hour ordeal of washing twice and using 3 beach towels and a hair dryer (cool setting only) to get him completely dry (being wet/damp for long periods of time also irritates his skin). I washed him twice with this shampoo but from now on only one round is needed since it lathers like expensive shampoos you'd get at a hair salon! Drying time waa next to NOTHING; all he had to do was shake himself off and I did one thorough toweling that yeiled a slightly damp towel afterward (with minimal hair attached). He missed his toweling routine so much that he grabbed the other two towels and to have me "finish the job" lol I appeased his request but no water came off him! He was completely dry in less than 30 minutes! This shampoo also helped loosen the excess undercoat and his Furminator brush went through like a sharp knife in butter. He is short/medium haired and it's always been mostly course/dry feeling with or without baths, after this bath his fur is thick and soft and not coarse/dry. His skin looks AMAZING and the allergic reaction from the flea bites is gone, plus Koda isn't liking himself endlessly like he usually does after a bath.

My cats is the same story except they HATE bath times lol they also do not have skin allergies like Koda but they get flakey dry skin during seasonal shedding. It usually takes a whole day before I'm able to use their Furminator brush but little more than an hour later they were COMPLETELY dry and this shampoo also helped loosen up their undecoats so much, that I got 2 cats worth of fur and dander off of EACH cat! BONUS: they are SOFTER than the plush blankets Costco sells during the holidays and they've never been this soft before.

It is hard to see in pictires since all my animals are black, but their coats are super shiny and healthier after one bath with this shampoo! My animals are customers for life!



Nature's Miracle Supreme Odor Control Natural Oatmeal Dog Shampoo & Conditioner Review:


Big improvement over the older natures miracle oatmeal shampoo I was using for my dog previously. Even if I worked that one into his skin through his first, he still smells a little bit doggy at the end of the bath. This completely has next to any odor. He just smells sweet and fresh. Seems to have been kind to his skin, as it did not dry him out and leave him itching. A friend gave me a tip to mix some of this in with water in a hair color bottle, then shoot it into his fur. Seems to penetrate the fur better down to the skin to help really clean him and remove any odor.



Wahl White Pear Brightening Shampoo for Pets – Whitening & Animal Odor Control with Silky Smooth Results for Grooming Dirty Dogs – 24 Oz Review:


This shampoo made my dog so white he makes a marshmallow look beige.

This shampoo made my dog so white he redo his high 5 when the first one wasn’t good enough.

I’m telling you, the shampoo works. My dog is so white, he does wine tours, checks in on Facebook and now does Brunch on Sundays.

I do like the bright purple color of it, makes a nice lather as well.

It sure makes my dog white. Now he knocks on my sons door before going into his room.

He keeps texting me pics of what he ate for lunch.

He always gets a warning when he gets pulled over.

Try it, you won’t be disappointed.



Wahl Odor Control Shampoo for Dogs & Pets - Eucalyptus & Spearmint Animal Deodorizer for Cleaning & Freshening – 24 Oz Review:


I have a dog with sensitive skin and a doggy door. This is a recipe for disaster, because he loves to roll in the dirt and grass and come back inside reeking. Because of the dog's sensitive skin, I have to rotate between shampoos often. I found Wahl Dog/Puppy Odor Control Shampoo at a local shop. It is difficult to find a sensitive skin shampoo that isn't fragrance free. They might get the dog clean, but he still smells like a wet dog. I liked the ingredients in this shampoo, but I really liked the botanical scent of the mint. Ironically, this is also one of the least expensive shampoos we have ever used. When the local shop stopped carrying it, I was glad to find it on Amazon. It lathers well, is inexpensive, doesn't irritate my dog's skin, and smells terrific. I highly recommend Wahl Dog/Puppy Odor Control Shampoo. Even my veterinarian said, "Wow, he smells GOOD!" For a 65 pound American Bulldog who loves the backyard, that's saying something.



Natural Oatmeal Dog-Shampoo and Conditioner - Medicated Clinical Vet Formula Wash for All Pets Puppy & Cats - Made with Aloe Vera for Relieving Dry Itchy Skin Review:


I've been using this wash on my two large dogs of 86 pounds. One has bad allergies... hives and all. I have to wash the one 1-2 times each week and I was looking for something that would put moisture back into the hair and skin. I gave 4 stars because, this wash did put a good amount moisture and shine to the coat and the skin areas that didn't have hives looked good but, it gave no relief to itchy skin. I can wash them before bed and they itch in the middle of the night. I do pest control my yard, garden, and home religiously and my home is always immaculate clean, I have no kids that bring in dirt and debris other than the dogs.

I started applying organic virgin coconut oil to the skin and coat, allowing it to soak into the skin for 2+ hours before washing (one dog has long hair and allergies so I soak him for 4 hours). That worked like a charm! As for this wash, it smells great and is kind of creamy ..not transparent...so you can see it has a lot of good stuff in it. I like it better than other brands I have used products such as John Paul, Earthbath, Dr. Burners soap for dogs, and a whole lot of other brands the past 10 years.

I am pleased with my purchase and I am sure you will like it too! Please note that no over the counter shampoo will get rid of a bad itch, but it does help when keeping dogs clean in conjunction with other products and medication.



Burt's Bees for Dogs All-Natural Tearless Review:


The Burt’s Bees 2-in-1 tearless shampoo and conditioner for puppies is overall a great product for the average dog owner. I own a cattle dog mix who is almost two years old. He has quite long and silky fur, a considerable amount of brush on his tail, and no undercoat. He doesn’t have any skin allergies. I feel as though I do have to use quite a bit of the product to really clean him all over, but that may be because he has so much fur in some places.

I don’t bathe my dog often. I’ve only used this shampoo twice in the past 6 months (once when I first got him, and once for the coming of spring shedding). It’s still about 3/4 filled, or a bit more. I know it should definitely last until the end of the year.

It doesn’t “lather” in the way you would expect a shampoo to—since it has no sulfates, it doesn’t foam up like most human shampoos do. However, a pet shampoo without sulfates is actually a great idea. Sulfates essentially help increase the effectiveness of the shampoo in cleaning dirt, oil, dead skin, and all that other junk. On the other hand, sulfates can be too powerful and strip away the natural proteins and oils from hair, which can cause irritation and damage. Your dog’s fur is their first line of defense, so you don’t want to damage it! I would always recommend to go for a shampoo without sulfates, like this one.

I’m not sure about the other varieties of the Burt’s Bees for Dogs shampoos, but as for this one, when it says no fragrances, it means it. This has absolutely no scent. I noticed a couple of the other ones might smell like lavender or apple, but this one? Nothing. So after the bath, my dog just smells like wet dog until he’s dried. If that doesn’t bother you, this one could be for you. If you want a more pleasant scent, maybe you could try another variety, like the calming shampoo? Regardless, the lack of scent doesn’t change the effectiveness of the shampoo, and its scentlessness/lack of fragrances is great for sensitive dogs.

I can’t speak for all owners, such as those who bathe their dogs often or show them, but for an ordinary dog owner who just bathes their dogs a couple times a year, this one could be for you! For only $7.49, this lasts a long time and works tremendously well. My dog always gets compliments on his coat and I’ve been asked if I take him to the groomers. :) All in all, it’s a bargain for a new puppy or dog owner.



Furminator deShedding Waterless Pet Spray Review:


 I sprayed it generously over her entire coat. I took her for a ten minute walk, while allowing the product to do its thing. I grabbed my deshredder brush and back outside we went. I quickly realized that the brush was pointless and used both my hands instead! I did this for over 10 minutes and still the fur kept coming off at a good clip! As seen in the video, I probably needed to do this for 20 minutes!
Next time I won't bother with the brush and use my hands exclusively.

Conclusion, I definitely recommend it. It may work too well. And make sure that you deshed outdoors. It has a pleasant smell and my dog enjoyed the rubbing massaging of her coat! If you use your hands, like I did, it does leave residue that easily washes off.



Burt's Bees All Natural Oatmeal Shampoo or Conditioner for Dogs | Made with Colloidal Oat Flour and Honey | Moisturizes, Soothes & Softens Dry Skin Naturally | Sulfate & Paraben Free - Made in the USA Review:


This shampoo will last me forever, as my dog is only 4.5 lbs and it takes very little soap to suds him up. The shampoo doesn't really have much of a scent, which is fine by me. I can't stand perfumey anything and I don't like chemicals on my dog. The product soaps up well and is easy to rinse out. The dog smells fresh and clean. He isn't a smelly dog and only gets a bath once in a great while----after a particularly dusty hike, say.

My tip for easy dog washing: keep saying "bath" to the dog and get him used to that word. Make sure s/he gets plenty of happy voice talk (high-pitched) and lots of little treats: small bits of cheese work well. Let your dog know getting bathed is a good activity that is well rewarded. Soon you will have a dog who doesn't mind being bathed.