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Different Types Of Dog Shampoo

Choosing a shampoo for your dog can get quite confusing. There are so many brands and types of shampoo to choose from. It’s helpful to know a bit of information about the different shampoos available so you can select the best one for your dog. Here are some of the main types of shampoo.


This is for dogs with sensitive skin. It is a very mild shampoo that should not irritate your dog's skin. It helps to avoid skin issues and keeps your dogs coat looking clean. This is a good choice if your dog gets skin allergies or irritations.

Flea Shampoo

Flea shampoo does what it says on the tin. If your dog get fleas then a flea shampoo will kill the fleas instantly. Flea shampoos will kill the fleas on your dog but they do not prevent them getting fleas again.

General Purpose

General purpose shampoo can be used for most dogs, you can get general purpose shampoos with different scents and ingredients.

Puppy Shampoo

Puppy shampoo is for very young dogs. You should use a puppy shampoo on a young pup rather than a normal shampoo. Puppy shampoos are extremely mild and will be kind to your dog’s skin.

Medicated Shampoo

Your vet might prescribe your dog a special medicated shampoo that will help them with a specific skin condition.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera shampoo is great for soothing and cooling the coat and skin. It’s a very gentle ingredient that is also good for dogs with sensitive skin. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries to help with various skin issues.

Black Shampoo

Black shampoo is used for dogs with black coats, but it also works well on white coats. It really brings out the colour and makes your dog’s fur look shiny and healthy.


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