Best* Dog Shampoo of 2022

Keep your dog clean, fresh and vibrant with a nourishing dog shampoo from this list of our top-sellers.

 
 

Shampoo for Dogs: Pet Parent Faves

Our customers have spoken, and these are their picks for some of the best dog shampoo most frequently bought by pet parents.

Burt’s Bees Oatmeal Dog Shampoo

Best All-Around Shampoo for Dogs

Burt’s Bees

Oatmeal Dog Shampoo

Looking for an all-around dog shampoo that can help keep your dog clean and support balanced skin and fur? Take a look at this gentle shampoo, made from colloidal oat flour to deeply condition your dog’s skin, along with honey to provide a beautiful shine. Designed with natural ingredients, this shampoo was responsibly sourced.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Boosts shine
  • Nourishes coats
  • No animal testing

Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe, Vanilla and Almond Pet Shampoo

Best Dog Shampoo for Dry Skin

Earthbath

Oatmeal and Aloe, Vanilla and Almond Pet Shampoo

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from dry skin, especially if they live in low-humidity environments or suffer from allergies. Dog shampoo for dry skin is designed to moisturize and nourish your canine’s skin. Colloidal oatmeal and organic aloe vera help to provide itch relief for canines with dry and itchy skin. This Earthbath dog shampoo for dry skin also promotes healing and re-moisturizing. Enjoy your dog’s soft, clean fur after each bath.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Appropriate for cats and dogs
  • Does not contain parabens, sulfates, soaps or dyes
  • Designed for dogs and cats over 6 weeks

John Paul Pet Oatmeal Dog Shampoo

John Paul Pet

Oatmeal Dog Shampoo

Formulated for dogs with sensitive skin, this gentle oatmeal-based shampoo can help relieve skin irritation. Pure oatmeal, aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil help soothe dry or itchy skin.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Helps relieve skin irritation and promotes healing
  • Appropriate for cats and dogs
  • Cruelty-free

Burt’s Bees 2-in-1 Tearless Puppy Shampoo and Conditioner

Best Shampoo for Puppies

Burt’s Bees

2-in-1 Tearless Puppy Shampoo and Conditioner

Puppies tend to have more sensitive skin than their older counterparts, which is why it’s important to look for puppy-specific shampoo for your pup. When your squirmy puppy gets a little dirty, try this gentle formula made with buttermilk to soothe sensitive puppy skin. Linseed oil adds a conditioning element, so your puppy’s coat will look amazing after their bath.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Tearless formula protects puppy eyes
  • Naturally exfoliates and moisturizes
  • No animal testing

TropiClean 2-in-1 Gentle Coconut Hypoallergenic Puppy and Kitten Shampoo

TropiClean

Gentle Coconut Hypoallergenic Puppy and Kitten Shampoo

Made for puppies and kittens, this hypoallergenic formula gently cleanses and moisturizes your pup’s skin and coat while leaving a light scent of coconut leaves. The lasting island scent will make cuddle sessions with your puppy even more enjoyable.

Features:
  • Comes in 20 fl. oz. bottles
  • pH balanced for sensitive puppy skin
  • No soap, parabens or dyes
  • Made from naturally derived ingredients

Earthbath Ultra-Mild Wild Cherry Puppy Shampoo

BEarthbath

Ultra-Mild Wild Cherry Puppy Shampoo

Teach your puppy to love bath time with the help of this ultra-mild shampoo that will gently cleanse your pet’s sensitive skin. The tearless formula contains organic aloe vera and a blend of gentle cleansers. The fresh cherry fragrance makes this one of our best smelling dog shampoos.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Won’t wash off topical flea applications
  • Designed for puppies over 6 weeks
  • No parabens, sulfates, soaps or dyes

GNC Ultra Medicated Anti-Bacterial Anti-Fungal Dog Shampoo

Best Medicated Dog Shampoos

If your best friend is suffering from certain skin conditions—like bacterial infections or itchy skin—you can help your pet find relief with a medicated dog shampoo.

GNC Ultra for Pets

Medicated Anti-Bacterial Anti-Fungal Dog Shampoo

Is your canine suffering from a bacterial or fungal skin infection? This medicated dog shampoo from GNC Ultra for Pets includes medicated ingredients that can help combat infections while also giving your dog a good clean. Chlorhexidine gluconate helps fight bacteria, while ketoconazole helps reduce itching caused by fungal infections. Vitamins in the formula enrich skin and fur to leave your pet with a lightly fragrant and lustrous coat.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Formulated for dogs 12 weeks and older
  • pH balanced
  • Works for fungal or bacterial infections due to allergies, scratching and excessive grooming

Well & Good Oatmeal Medicated Dog Shampoo

Well & Good

Oatmeal Medicated Dog Shampoo

This soothing shampoo from Well & Good is designed to help alleviate itching from dandruff, allergies, hot spots and seborrhea. Aloe vera and kava extract help relieve irritated skin while also leaving your dog’s coat shiny and healthy.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • Doesn’t interfere with topical flea treatments
  • Ideal for pets with moderate to severe skin issues
  • Helps treat redness and inflammation

FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Shampoo

Best Shampoo for Big Shedders

Heavy shedders can leave fur on furniture and the floor, forcing pet parents to constantly clean every surface. To help keep more fur on your dog and less on your couch, turn to a shampoo designed for dogs that shed heavily.

FURminator

deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Shampoo

This dog shampoo formula contains special ingredients that can help reduce excess shedding. Enriched with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, the shampoo also helps promote healthy skin and coat.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • No parabens or dyes
  • Designed for dogs 6 weeks and older
  • Includes calendula extract and papaya leaf extract

TropiClean 2-in-1 Tearless Puppy Shampoo and Conditioner

2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner

Looking for a single solution to clean and condition your dog’s fur and skin? A dog shampoo and conditioner can help bath time go more quickly for your dog and give you a bigger bang for your buck. You’ll also appreciate the luxurious softness of your canine’s freshly conditioned coat.

TropiClean

Papaya and Coconut Luxury 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner for Pets

This 2-in-1 formula cleanses, moisturizes and conditions your dog’s skin and coat. The added conditioner will help leave your pet’s coat soft and easier to brush. Additionally, as one of our best smelling dog shampoos, this TropClean solution will leave your pet smelling of sweet papaya and coconut.

Features:
  • Comes in 20 fl. oz. bottles
  • pH balanced
  • No soap, parabens or dyes
  • Made with naturally derived ingredients

Well & Good Whitening Dog Shampoo

Best Brightening Shampoo

Keep your dog’s coat whiter and brighter with this unique formula, specifically for light-colored dogs. If you notice that your pet’s coat color is looking a little dull, help it shine with this Well & Good formula.

Well & Good

Whitening Dog Shampoo

Keep your dog’s coat whiter and brighter with this unique formula, specifically for light-colored dogs. If you notice that your pet’s coat color is looking a little dull, help it shine with this Well & Good formula.

Features:
  • Comes in 16 fl. oz. bottles
  • No chemicals or dyes
  • Designed for dogs 12 weeks and older
  • Won’t interfere with topical flea treatments

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Learn More About Dog Shampoo

The best dog shampoo will depend on your dog. Certain shampoos are more appropriate for dogs with thicker coats, while others are ideal for dogs with medium-thick or thin coats. If your dog struggles with itchy or dry skin, you may want to look into medicated dog shampoo. Dry shampoo for dogs can be a great option if your dog doesn’t enjoy taking baths or if you need to clean your pet in a hurry. If your dog is struggling with fleas, a flea shampoo for dogs can help you stem the infestation.

Additionally, make sure to find the right dog shampoo for your dog’s life stage. Puppy skin is more sensitive than the skin of adult dogs, so you’ll want to use puppy shampoo on the youngest members of your pet family. While you shouldn’t use adult dog shampoo on puppies, you can use puppy shampoo on adult dogs.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different shampoo options. After the first use of a new shampoo for dogs, check to make sure your dog doesn’t have a negative reaction. Next, look at their coat and skin. A good shampoo will result in fresh, healthy skin and a soft coat. Finally, make sure you enjoy the scent of the shampoo since you’ll be smelling it during cuddles with your pet.

It may seem like shampoo is shampoo, whether it is made for dogs or humans, but that is not the case. In truth, human skin is acidic, while dog skin has close to a neutral pH. Using human shampoo on your dog will irritate your dog’s skin. Always buy dog shampoo for your canine or a pet shampoo that is appropriate for dogs. Petco offers a great variety of shampoo for dogs. Order online and get your purchase shipped to your home or pick it up at your nearest Petco location. Don’t forget to purchase all the dog grooming supplies you need to keep your pup clean and happy.

*Based on petco.com sales data.