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20 Rottweiler 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 28, 2022

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

Oatmeal shampoo for dogs. Never use Dawn unless involves fleas or have been skunked.

Author: Cher W.

Likes: 6

Please talk to your vet. Shampoos specifically made for dogs should be the shampoo you use on your dog. Human skin has a normal pH balance of 5.5-5.6, which is on the acidic side. Dogs, on the other hand, have a normal pH balance of 6.2-7.4, which is more neutral. Using a human shampoo on dogs disrupts the acid mantle, leaving your dog vulnerable to parasites, viruses, and bacteria.

Author: Tracy S.

Likes: 14

None look to their diet , remove chicken based foods & eliminate the cause. Rotties aren’t a breed that needs regular washing. Potentially an allergy, could try antihistamines see if they help xx

Author: Elaine N.

Likes: 11

I bought this brand for my Skye girl. Wahl Oatmeal Formula moistures dry skin plus itch relief.

Author: Patty W.

Likes: 0

Oatmeal and also start giving them salmon oil or omega oil helps with the dry skin

Author: Erica H.

Likes: 1

I used Burt’s Bees oatmeal shampoo for dogs and every third or so bath put vitamin E mixed with apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and give a few sprits on the most itchy spots

Author: Corinna J.

Likes: 2

Oatmeal based shampoo. We use Chi for dogs oatmeal shampoo

Author: Vicki S.

Likes: 0

This one is also excellent and is oatmeal based

Author: Alison P.

Likes: 0

Monat for dogs. Smells awesome

Author: Lynn B.

Likes: 0

GNC dog shampoo. Works great. We use the Cherry scented. The best was their Vanilla Oatmeal but they do not sell it anymore.

Author: Chuck J.

Likes: 0

This works great on my rottie when she has skin irritation recommended by her vet

Author: Alison P.

Likes: 0

And this for regular shampoo days also recommended by her vet this one on the other I purchase on Amazon

Author: Alison P.

Likes: 0

Virbac EpiSoothe. They also have cream rinse. Been bathing all 5 of my Rottie’s monthly with these products and no dry skin and great for allergies

Author: Gene E.

Likes: 0

My dog used to have really bad itchy skin tried everything till a dermatologist said let them roll around in a wet clay and mud bath let it dry and rinse with Luke warm water twice a week and within a month it had cleared up if you have any spar treatment places near you that specialises in mud and clay treatments see if they will sell you a couple of buckets and do it in your backyard

Author: Barry E.

Likes: 0

I Always use the Burt’s Bees Oatmeal never had an issue

Author: Lisa Ann F.

Likes: 0

Best for my Rottweiler he had a terrible time with his skin and this makes him feel good

Author: Rusty E.

Likes: 0

Skout’s Honor. Only shampoo I ever use on all of my dogs.

Author: Peter O.

Likes: 0

DermaBenss best shampoo if the have skin issues, you can get it at Amazon

Author: Petra J.

Likes: 0

This is what I use.

Author: Greg O.

Likes: 0

Mane & tail. Horse shampoo. Put tuna fish water in their food also. Dry skin will b gone in 2 weeks or less.

Author: Daniel C.

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