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20 Lab Owners Share Best Shampoos for Itchy & Sensitive Skin

| Published on October 24, 2022

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

All my Lab’s skin issues- dryness, itching, sores and sore spots from licking were all caused by his “high protein” dry dog food.Switched him to dog food from the feed store that wasn’t full of fillers, grain and chicken.We’d alternate formulas: fish one month, then duck the next then back to fish. He loved the variety and

Author: Kimber-Lee H.

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After hundreds of dollars at the Vet with shots and shampoos our groomer used this plus the lotion and no more skin problems. This is all we use.

Author: Donna K.

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Don’t shampoo the dog. It can dry out their skin. Put a little oil in food. I would take the dog to the bay for a swim, and hose it off well, no shampoo. I had three rarely bathed them.

Author: Kathleen Powers B.

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I get this shampoo along with conditioner I used it on my Lab that had skin allergies and still currently use this on my German Shepherd. I order it thru Chewy, very good product! Zymox also has ear drops that I used for my Labs ears that were horrible and cleared up and I also use this on my German Shepherd every other week to keep his ears clear of anything.

Author: Margie W.

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A healthy fresh diet. Changed my labs life. And both my labs get omega 3 every morning

Author: Jennifer M.

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Hearts Ultra guard, it’s with oatmeal , smoothies irritated skin and it rids flea and ticks

Author: Linda S.

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Oatmeal you can get at any store as long as it is mild on their skinI had a black lab and she had skin issues dry skin and used to get itchy

Author: Gabrielle B.

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If they have seasonal itching my vet does recommend a bath to wash off the irritants. Putting baby oil in a warm water bath can be all that is needed to do this. If it’s a chronic issue try putting omega 3 fish oil in daily food. My lab benefits from both of these. Good luck

Author: Kris T.

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I use Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner for horses. Also give our oldest Lab fish oil.

Author: Leeta NDan P.

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Oatmeal or you can get a medicated shampoo from your vet. you can also try adding coconut oil to the skin

Author: Sara K.

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My vet recommended oatmeal shampoo followed by a conditioner. She said just the shampoo alone can be drying. She also said once a month.

Author: Lynne MacGoogan Z.

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4 legged shampoo. They are great for itchy skin. Also add fish oil to their daily food. 3-6 tablespoons

Author: Jennifer J. I.

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Vetoquinol Aloe & Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs

Author: Christine K.

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Oatmeal works wonderful with my 11 year old

Author: Tim C.

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I use Mane and tail medicated shampoo and use the conditioner as a lotion. I also put coconut oil on their food.

Author: Stefanie K.

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Our boy was extremely itchy on his legs and feet we rubbed Equiderma lotion on him a few days in a row. It cleared him right up! It is lotion made for horses with skin problems. I had some for my horse so I brought it home. They do make some specifically for dogs too. I have no idea if it’s different or the same thing with a different label Great stuff!

Author: Diane B.

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My Lab has a history of hot spots. Severe enough to require medical intervention. I put him on fish oil. Reduced them from 4 or 5 per year, to 2 small ones in the last 2 1/2 years. If you really must shampoo your dog, get one with oatmeal. Otherwise regularly brushing is usually enough.

Author: Catherine R.

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Oatmeal shampoo is the best. My baby Precious has always had a skin condition and this helped her out.

Author: Waldemar Z.

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I use Paul Mitchell sage & Lavender for dogs itches all gone!

Author: Michael P.

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Oatmeal. Mine had itchy skin as a puppy and it really worked for her. Still use it as long as she stands still for her shower. Lol

Author: Janette M.

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