20 Husky Owners Share Best Shampoos for Itchy & Sensitive Skin

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

Rinse in Oatmeal water. Best using the oatmeal shampoo and conditioner first.

Author: Sheena A.

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Oatmeal shampoo and conditioner.

Author: Lynn K.

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Dog groomer and Husky owner here. Ignore everyone saying not to bathe your husky because it ‘dries the coat’ or because ‘they’re self cleaning’ these comments are complete nonsense. Providing you’re using quality shampoos and conditioners for dogs, and not human shampoo or dish soap, it’s only going to help your husky. If he/she is itchy, I’d recommend using Douxo S3 Calm shampoo and mousse in between grooms. It’s got natural ingredients that immediately soothe and help to maintain healthy skin. It’s important to thoroughly wash, rinse AND dry your husky. The drying will help with any odour as well. It may be worth contacting a local groomer for help

Author: Sophie B.

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Mane and tail good for horses and humans

Author: Tammi J. F.

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vets recommend Duoxo Chlorhexidine shampoo. I use that for my boy and it helps alot.

Author: Deb S.

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My vet recommended fish oil for itchy skin. I get the capsules and drip it on their food. The amount depends on the dogs weight. I wouldn’t bathe too often because it dries out the skin.

Author: Sarah P.

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Wow so many ideas. I tried many things with my husky and none worked turned out he had an inherited zinc malabsorption which my vet diagnosed y doing a skin biopsy once treated it was under control

Author: Rose B.

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Oatmeal shampoo and a little Dawn dish soap. Keeps ticks away also. Dawn will also help with the white coat getting it Whiter

Author: Howard M.

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My husky/ shepherd is much better since I found this

Author: Brandy K.

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I’ve used horse main and tail before premixed in a quart container… food allergies usually cause skin issues due to fillers. A good quality brand lamb formula has done well for my dogs in past.

Author: Jimmy B.

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I get this from the vet. It works great for my husky and smells good too.

Author: Amanda B.

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Don’t wash a husky very often if at all unless they’ve rolled in something. Their coats are not the same as other dogs and don’t have much natural oil’s as they don’t need it! As to the dry skin feed them oily fish such as sardines or salmon. I give my girl tinned salmon and sardines regularly. She also loves coconut oil and olive oil

Author: Lisa V.

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Also add tuna to their diet…the amino acids help keep coat shiny and is awesome for the skin which reduces itch and hot spots

Author: Steve L.

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Vectra seb ck shampoo. I get it from Allivet online. Suds up and leave in 10 to 15 minutes then rinse. It works! You can read about it online.

Author: Tarresa K.

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Moosh is the only thing I use on mine. It’s wonderful. I bath mine about 3 times a year and have had Siberian Husky’s for over 20 years.

Author: Lynn Melton D.

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Jax and Daisy

Author: Andrea Marie Kieft G.

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Huskies are self cleaning. Bathe 1-2 times per year at most. Give some form of fish oil supplement. We gave ours these forever and they had the softest coats and were never itchy.

Author: John G.

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oatmeal, ketchlor by virbac my pittie has sensitive skin use it has chlorhextine and anti fungal ingredients to help with sensitive allergies, you can get that in amazon or chewy it doesnt need prescription its made by virbac very good product virbac very big in veterinary medicine most clinics carry some virbac products they make alot of vaccines as well.,

Author: Wagging T.

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I would recommend change of food and give more fatty meat and olive oil to get the skin moist and wash on any shampoo you have but make sure to blow dry and comb it carefully through as well bcs now they are also changing coats and if the skin won’t be able to breath it starts create yeast and hot spot So if not bathing as an option at least very very good combing through the entire coat to open it and change of food for fatty meat and omegas and less carb filled processed kibbles.

Author: Tuulia A.

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SCENTSY’s pet products are AMAZING and smell AMAZING too they have best bud suds pet shampoo, no knot spot dog detangling spray and freshen up pup dog deodorizing spray which all come in the following scents Cherry blossom and mango Coconut milk and lavender Honey and chamomile Sweet pea and shea (I sell them if anyone is interested)

Author: Aspen C.

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Important note: The above suggestions were sourced from our husky owner community. Always do your own research and check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect your husky’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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