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20 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Owners Share Best Shampoos for Itchy & Sensitive Skin

| Published on January 23, 2023

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

Something with oatmeal.. Also dogs can take antihistamine. I used to give my dog benadryl for this..

Author: Donna B.

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To be honest I very rarely wash my staff. The odd time I watch her which is once in a blue moon, as they don’t have hair to worry about, the odd time I did shampoo her I used oatmeal, goats milk shampoos. Her coat looks fantastic. I am lucky we live near the beach and saltwater is her bath.

Author: Jacqui O.

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I can’t give advice for a dog that likes mud, water, snow, rain, light shower, puddles or anything else remotely H2O based, but for a hydrophobic Nancy boy who didn’t need cleaning much, I never once showered him in over 10 years! The vet how very sensitive a staff’s skin is and to avoid shampooing etc. I used to use hypoallergenic wet wipes for any muck, slobber and general ick.Xxx

Author: Sarah B.

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Change their diet. Our dog had terrible itchy skin but once we found the chicken allergy we have had no problem. Remove grains and test which proteins they may be sensitive too

Author: Jay B.

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Burts Bees Oatmeal. All 3 of mine have dry skin and it works great on them. I also use the moisturizing conditioner.

Author: Loving B.

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Maleseb is the only thing that worked for my pooch. We established she had hayfever so from around April to September she would get really itchy, 2 antihistamines a day and a shower every 10 days or so. Leave the shampoo on all foamy for around 10 minutes the rinse off. Worked a treat

Author: Chris B.

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Our Staff is allergic to any and all chicken protein including eggs. Pretty common. Our vet does not recommend getting rid of all grains. Find one your dog can tolerate. There are other long term negative effects to eliminating all grains. Most dogs can tolerate a little vitamin E, olive oil, or coconut oil for dry skin, but watch for loose stools (I give ours less than a teaspoon a day).

We use Burt’s Bees shampoo, but we don’t bathe ours often either, maybe twice a year.

Author: Cynthia Cottrell H.

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Healthy mane and tail or baby shampoo. Make sure you rinse well… Also supplement flaxseed or hempseed oil in their diet.

Author: Richard D.

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I get this off of chewy it works great for my buddy

Author: Hailey W.

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SOOS Shampoo. I use it 1x a month in summer winter not not much

Author: Kimberley A.

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Polytar it’s for psoriasis and excema for humans but works brilliant on staffs had one not so long ago and had a skin problem cleared it up no end don’t go to the vet it will cost a fortune it’s about 7 quid on amazon in a gold bottle believe me you won’t be disappointed only need to do it twice a week so not taking all the oil out of his skin.

Author: Karl William R.

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I just use a mild conditioner lukewarm water then rub baby oil all over her with aloe in it. While she is still in shower, Will shed a bit afterwards. Common. But no problems after that. Yes and I don’t wash her a lot either. I also add fish oil to her food in morning.

Author: Tracy T.

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The best shampoo I’ve found for my gurl is Fidos Free Itch and the best part is they smell like baby powder when they dry

Author: Kat W.

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Oatmeal based shampoo. Recommended to me by a vet and I only bath mine once every 5/6 weeks.

Author: Natalie D.

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Mane and tail is what I use

Author: Cherry J.

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Hempz Dog Shampoo

Author: George B.

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Zymox products are amazing and the only thing I have found to work on my staffy.

Author: Carina J.

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Jax n Daisy

Author: Mark H.

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MOOGOO products are brilliant, i use goatsmilk on my staffy girl, and her hair is stunning, i’ve had staffies for decades and they’ve all had allergies

Author: Malka B.

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Tried lots of medication, medicated shampoo from vet etc etc nothing helped once I put mine on grain free food her skin cleared up.

Author: Marion F.

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