What shampoo should I use to bathe my dog?

The smell does not deceive, the time has come to bathe your furry and now you prefer or should bathe him at home; but you come across a wide variety of product types, models and features and you don’t know which one to choose. Don’t worry, at Best for Pets we guide you.

The first and most important thing to note is that you should not bathe it with human products. The reasons are multiple and we can delve into them later, but, in summary, our skin and hair are very different, so the objective and composition of the products are also very different. Using it on our dogs can cause long-term skin problems, and even short-term for those who are more sensitive.

The important thing is to choose a good quality dog shampoo from a brand specialized in animal cosmetics, and one that is suitable for your dog’s coat type. For this you must take into account many factors such as age, the type of fur, color, if it has dry or irritated skin, if it is fighting, if it has fleas, among other things.

To make the process more friendly, we have prepared a classification so that you can guide yourself with it and decide what type of dog shampoo is the most suitable for your furry:


Puppies have much more delicate skin, but at the same time, more oil, and it is for this reason that it is necessary to use specialized shampoos for them.

BEEPS Puppy Shampoo
BIOGANCE My Puppy Shampoo
WASHBAR puppy shampoo

Something very important to know is that, to give him his first bath, it is recommended to wait until 2 weeks have passed since his third sextuple/octuple vaccination. If that moment has not yet arrived but your puppy is really dirty, don’t worry, there are dry-cleaning shampoos that absorb excess grease and eliminate bad odors:

FURMINATOR My FURst Warterless Puppy Shampoo
MEGAMAZON Fast Shower Spray
FURMINATOR deOdorizing Warterless Spray: From 6 weeks of age
BIOGANCE Waterless Dog Shampoo (spray powder)

Another temporary alternative is to use pet wipes; You should NOT use wipes made for people because they may contain dangerous or harmful substances for your puppy.


If your furry usually has allergies or irritations on his skin, then he has sensitive skin. In these cases, products that include natural ingredients such as aloe vera, oats, glycerin, jojoba honey, etc., and that, on the contrary, do not contain salt, phosphates and/or chemical ingredients such as dyes, parabens or perfumes, are recommended.

· WASHBAR soap for dogs.

In cases of itching, allergies and inflammation, there are products with additional properties such as:

· Shampoo relieves itching WASHBAR: Helps relieve itching, reduces inflammation and discomfort caused by allergies.
· Spray relieves itching WASHBAR: With the same principles as the shampoo and also with Anethole (a natural pain relief).
· Itch Relief Ultra Premium Shampoo by FURMINATOR: Soothes itching, moisturizes and conditions the skin.
· ALER DRAG® Shampoo by DRAG PHARMA: Relieves the symptoms of itching, inflammation and others related to allergic dermatitis, as well as insect bites, allergic reactions to food and others.

If your furry has a history of allergies, it is recommended BEFORE you bathe him, apply the product to a small area of his body to see how he reacts. If you notice redness or scratching, see your vet.


If you notice a slight dry dandruff when you run your hand over your dog’s coat, then your dog probably has a dry coat (it’s very important to rule out skin diseases with your vet). This type of feature is quite common in short-haired breeds like boxers, dachshunds, etc. and in old dogs because they lose hydration and elasticity in the skin.

Algo Repair by BIOGANCE
BIOGANCE Nutri Repair Shampoo


For dogs that shed their hair constantly and excessively, an anti-loss shampoo can be useful, but do not forget to rule out feeding factors, time of year and diseases. If you have questions, consult your vet.

· Argan Rejuvenating Ultra Premium Shampoo by FURMINATOR.
MEGAMAZON Forest Energy Shampoo
Deshedding Ultra Premium Shampoo by FURMINATOR
Conditioner Forest Energy from MEGAMAZON


If your furry has long hair, you will know how important it is to undo knots, enhance the softness and shine of the hair. For this reason, it is also recommended to use, in addition to the shampoo, conditioner and daily brushing, especially if your hair has a tendency to get tangled.

BIOGANCE Long Coat Shampoo
BIOGANCE Xtra Volume Conditioner: Enhances the volume of the coat
MEGAMAZON Forest Soul Conditioner
MEGAMAZON Forest Purity Conditioner: Generates intense shine
BEEPS Moisturizing Conditioner
BIOGANCE Gliss Hair Conditioner
HIGH MAINTENANCE – Maintenance conditioner: Keeps hair untangled
· DOG´S BFF – Spray – PET HEAD Conditioner: Indicated for smooth demanding hair as maintenance between baths (detangling). No need to rinse.


Although short-haired dogs don’t have as many tangle problems as long-haired dogs, they need a shampoo that nourishes their hair well and restores its shine and, above all, that keeps their skin healthy, that’s why nourishing shampoos are recommended.

· Forest Balance Shampoo from MEGAMAZON
MEGAMAZON Forest Soul Shampoo
MEGAMAZON Forest Purity Shampoo: Intense shine
BEEPS 2-in-1 dog shampoo: Shampoo + conditioner


BIOGANCE Terrier Secret Shampoo
· FURTASTIC PET HEAD Conditioner: It is light so it does not weigh down the coat.


If your furry has a white coat and you want to prevent its hair from acquiring a yellowish color, it is recommended to use a shampoo designed to eliminate the gray and yellow spots that are normally generated on a white coat.

BEEPS Whitening Shampoo
BIOGANCE White Snow Shampoo
BIOGANCE White Spray Dry Shampoo


Specialized shampoos for black fur also work if they are dark coats. Its composition with natural collagen increases and protects the color, leaving it soft and shiny.

BIOGANCE Dark Black Shampoo


BIOGANCE Tawny Apricot Shampoo


If your dog gives off a very strong odor, there are shampoos formulated with pleasant and long-lasting aromas. The breeds that usually have this problem are bulldogs, pugs, shar pei, etc.

Deodorizing Ultra Premium Dog Shampoo by FURMINATOR
BIOGANCE Odor Control Shampoo

In addition, in these cases, it is recommended to use colognes or dry shampoos for quick cleaning between baths:

MEGAMAZON Fast Shower Spray
FURMINATOR deOdorizing Warterless Spray: From 6 weeks of age
BIOGANCE Waterless Dog Shampoo (spray powder)
· The foam without rinsing for dogs from BIOGANCE


Also, if you need something more versatile in case you have several furry ones, there are neutral shampoos that perform cleaning and moisturizing functions. You can find them with different aromas and ingredients.

BEEPS Moisturizing Shampoo
BIOGANCE 2in1 Shampoo
BIOGANCE Protein Plus Shampoo


Antiparasitic / Repellents

There are antiparasitic shampoos that have the function of killing parasites and others that are repellent but beware, they do not work for both cases. Some only kill them and in others they only prevent, but do not eliminate; This is why the use of conventional antiparasitics continues to be just as important.

· BIOGANCE Fleas Away Shampoo Prevention of fleas, ticks, insects and external infections.
· WASHBAR Dog Soap Cleans up fleas and lice immediately, and ticks fall off within a day of washing. In addition, it soothes sensitive, irritated or itchy skin.

Solar protection

Ideal and necessary for when we go for a walk with our dog, and it is especially important if it has white fur.

Algo Protect by BIOGANCE Protects from the sun and pollution found in the air, has UV protection

Specific Diseases

· F-L-T Shampoo by DRAG PHARMA Dermopathies such as seborrhea, pyodermitis, eczema, dermatitis, scabies, dermatomycosis, etc.
· PETEVER Forte Shampoo by DRAG PHARMA: Treatment of superficial and deep skin infections caused by Staphylococcus intermedius and Malassezia pachydermatis in dogs. For the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis associated with infections by Staphylococcus intermedius, Malassezia pachydermatis, and as an aid in the treatment of dermatophyte infections due to Microsporum canis in dogs and cats.
· Something Derm from BIOGANCE: For dogs that have had dermatological problems and need repair and hydration of their skin. Helps to regenerate the skin more quickly in dogs.

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