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20 Dachshund Owners Share Best Shampoos for Itchy & Sensitive Skin

Written by: Z


Z is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on October 23, 2022

There’s nothing worse than watching your Dachshund suffers from itchy skin allergies. We asked our community of over 800,000 Dachshund owners the following question: What shampoo do you recommend for a Dachshund with itchy or sensitive skin?

We’ve summarized the best responses below. Always remember to check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect your Dachshund’s health. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be paid affiliate links at no additional cost to you. 

20 Best Hypoallergenic Shampoos for Dachshund’s with Itchy/Sensitive Skin

Baby shampoo. Human stuff has historically worked better on my pups. That’s just my opinion. Hopefully I don’t get attacked for it

Author: Mercy F.

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I used Dr Bronner’s baby Castile soap…it’s unscented.

Author: Kiyomi S.

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We tried baby shampoo, oatmeal shampoo and a couple of others for our old girl all without success. Took her to the vet and found out it is thyroid condition, never knew thyroid would cause a skin condition. Doc gave her some meds and she has relief in a matter of an hour. No scratching or biting. Now waiting for hair to grow back in.

Author: Jack T.

👍 Likes: 5

This specific Oatmeal shampoo, my dog has severe environmental allergies and we tried different medicated shampoos and over the counter shampoos that didn’t work, this is the only shampoo that stopped her from scratching her skin raw

Author: Destiny M.

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Miconahex Triz shampoo you get at vet. As you are running bath water put one little drop of Tea Tree oil in water and baking soda. Bathe in this once a week, every week. Mine had a fungus really bad, worked great.

Author: Pamela Bradley L.

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Burts Bees oatmeal shampoo. Used it on my Benny during wild fire’s. I swear it will help. I shampooed him once and he was fine. No itch or dry flakey skin

Author: Charlene S.

👍 Likes: 3

Our little guy was having skin issues and I bought tropic clean medicated works wonders.

Author: BobandMary D.

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This is amazing from the vet. When I use it I first pit it on her wars. She gets dryness at the ends plus she had a rash like pimples. I use this all the time and her skin is fabulous. No breakouts.

Author: Sandy G.

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My girl reacted to several shampoos before I finally found a groomer that had a product that worked well. No more itchy skin

Author: Terry Burnett G.

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Both of these are really good. I tried so many different shampoos with my boy who would get itchy/flaky skin. Diet helps too.

Author: Valerie R.

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This shampoo is amazing! We got it at our Vets but you can probably google it. My Maxwell suffers from extreme dry skin. He loves his baths.

Author: Tammy Tomlinson B.

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We used to give our baby a bath every Sunday. We switched to only spot wiping him and only washing him 1 every month or so. He is an inside dog. His coat improved and we just use a puppy Burt’s bees soap. I think we were just over drying his skin and his natural oils

Author: Claudia H.

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VEDCO Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo & Conditioner. This is what my vet recommended. I have 5 mini Doxies and I wouldn’t use anything else! You can also use pure coconut oil on their skin and coat for itch, dry skin and other skin sensitivities.

Author: Melanie B.

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I use an oatmeal shampoo and my vet recommended fish oil vitamins to help with his itchy dry skin and it had made a difference.

Author: Toni T.

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I use Burt’s Bee’s oatmeal shampoo. I also feed them Science Diet sensitive skin and stomach. They both do well with these products. My piebald girl has very sensitive skin and that shampoo is great!!

Author: Stacy Raley A.

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I have bathed all our dogs over the years in Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner. It has always worked well. A first wash in Dawn during flea season works great to rid those pesky fleas.

Author: Lorraine S.

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Only ever use Touch of Mink Dog Shampoo on all of my dogs.

Author: Marietta A.

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I just tried Burt’s Bee’s dog shampoo on my girl with allergies and itchy skin so far seems to be good.

Author: Ralph A.

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By espree the tea tree aloe

Author: Douglas D.

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Coco & Rufus oatmeal wash from woolies. Worked a treat for my dashchund

Author: Deb C.

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Important note: The above suggestions were provided from our dachshund owner community. Always do your own research and check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect your dachshund’s health. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so where applicable links above may be affiliate links to retailers at no additional cost to you. 

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