Best Allergy Shampoos for Dogs

If your dog has allergies, it is important to make sure that you wash him or her with a shampoo that is made for their sensitive and sometimes irritated skin.  There are several products that are specifically designed for this purpose.

Tea Tree Oil shampoo may be a good option for your dog.  This shampoo will not only help with itching due to fleas and ticks, but tea tree oil also helps with the pain and itching associated with irritated skin. 

Allermyl Shampoo is another good shampoo for allergic dogs. This shampoo is specially designed with mild cleansing agents, ingredients that help inflammation, and essential fatty acids.  It is free of perfumes and dyes and it will also help to reduce the adhesion of bacteria and yeast on your dog’s skin.  This cleanser will help your dog with itching and irritation.

1-800-PetMeds Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Shampoo is a great shampoo for dogs over 12 weeks of age.  The aloe in this shampoo helps to soothe irritated skin and even promote healing.  Oatmeal will help to moisturize and protect the skin while making your dog’s coat feel silky and soft.

Vet Solutions Aloe & Oatmeal Shampoo may be a good option for your sensitive dog.  This shampoo is actually soap-free and contains moisturizers to help sensitive and dry skin.   This shampoo is easy to use as it will lather well and then easily rinse off.  It should help to remove scales and crusty skin and is also antifungal and antibacterial.  It is recommended to use this shampoo weekly or as directed by your veterinarian.

For dogs with more serious skin problems there are medicated shampoos like Excel Hydrocortisone Shampoo with Aloe Vera.  This product will provide quick relief from itching for your dogs.  Aloe Vera in the shampoo will soothe your dog’s skin while the 0.5% hydrocortisone treats the itching and helps to heal irritated skin.

If your dog has environmental allergies, you should be sure to wash him or her about two to three times a week during allergy season with a gentle shampoo.  Make sure that the shampoo you use is hypoallergenic.  Oatmeal and Aloe Vera are very good for dogs with sensitive skin and it is best if you can get a shampoo that is soap-free.  You should always make sure to check with your veterinarian if you have questions about your dog’s health.