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20 Shih Tzu Owners Share Best Shampoos for Itchy & Sensitive Skin

| Published on October 24, 2022

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

I use Hartz oatmeal baby powder fragrance. Soothes skin and smells so good.

Author: Karen Renfrow L.

Likes: 25

Always consult your Veterinarian!

Author: Roberta Rowe W.

Likes: 1

I use Dr. Pol oatmeal shampoo. She smells just like an oatmeal cookie so yummy. And no itchy skin.

Author: Ann C.

Likes: 27

An allergy shot! I get my George one shot every 3 mths! It is so worth it. No scratching or chewing his paws! & I groom him every 2 mths& give him baths in between with Oatmeal shampoo. HE WILL BE 10 JAN 21TH 2023. BEST BOY EVER!

Author: Cory P.

Likes: 6

Oatmeal shampoo. My Shih Tzu had to use that

Author: Sharon K.

Likes: 5

I use Tropic clean puppy shampoo even though my girl is 11 years old. They make one for itchy skin as well. Love their products

Author: Debra Malicki L.

Likes: 5

I use Hartz extra gentle Oatmeal soothing dog shampoo My 2 Shitzu love it

Author: Tracey P.

Likes: 2

I use goats milk soap and it works

Author: Kelly B.

Likes: 2

Oatmeal shampoo for dogs.

Author: Cari B.

Likes: 6

My dog was terrible. Started using Douxos , orange bottle. You can get at Chewy. I gave bath every 3 days for about a month. His skin was so bad odor, Flaking, itched all hair off. He is better now, down to one bath a week.

Author: Sue O.

Likes: 1

I get shampoo from my vet. It’s called Malaket. She also has skin allergies and takes a pill everyday and get a shot every 8 weeks.

Author: Sherry Granahan S.

Likes: 0

I like the physicians brand. They have a hot spot shampoo and spray also an oatmeal shampoo

Author: Alice M.

Likes: 1

GNC oatmeal. It’s perfect for my 7 year old Shih Tzu. I follow with the same conditioner, rinse well. She loves her bath and smells wonderful to cuddle on a chilly fall morning.

Author: Joann J.

Likes: 0

Veterinary Formula Clinical care Hypoallergenic Shampoo. My shih tzu has many allergies to food and environment. This shampoo is great. Our groomer even uses it.

Author: Joyce Cress W.

Likes: 0

Oatmeal formula then after her bath we rub coconut oil all over our little girl and put a t shirt on her. Then Buffy has the zoomies around the house for a few minutes So cute

Author: Marie Elizabeth D.

Likes: 0

Veterinarian formula no tears. I had a shihtzu for a l9ng time. Baby passed this April. I used both shampoo and conditioner for years. Great on skin. Yellow bottle shampoo. Pink bottle conditioner. Amazon.

Author: Susie A.

Likes: 0

I love Dr Bronners rose soap for my dogs

Author: Nikki J.

Likes: 0

Earthbath oatmeal & aloe…Vanilla Almond

Author: Lee Ann B.

Likes: 0

Jax and Daisy, online. Great stuff, shampoo and lotion combo

Author: Traci Turk E.

Likes: 0

Burt’s bees unscented is very gentle

Author: Amy V.

Likes: 0


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