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20 Yorkie Owners Share Best Shampoos for Itchy & Sensitive Skin

Written by: Zyra Capalac
Zyra 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 27, 2022

There’s nothing worse than watching your Yorkie suffers from itchy skin allergies. We asked our community of over 800,000 Yorkie owners the following question: What shampoo do you recommend for a Yorkie 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 Yorkie’s health;

20 Best Hypoallergenic Shampoos for Yorkie’s with Itchy/Sensitive Skin

Wahl oatmeal essence is very good. I use their dirty beasty on my yorkie but she doesn’t have skin issues. I have found the best way to use dog shampoos is to put a small amount into an empty clean bottle then top it up with warm water and then use that on the dog it’s easier to get it through the coat and to rinse it off. Human shampoos have the wrong PH balance for dogs even baby shampoo is too strong for them.

Author: Linda C.

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Try oatmeal shampoo is one there are a lot of choices out there

Author: Ellen G.

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I have that same problem, a friend of mine recommended a shampoo and it is working on my Yorkie , his hair is starting to grow back and he’s not scratching.

Author: Linda M.

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An OTC oatmeal shampoo & if it doesn’t help, the Vet can prescribe a prescription shampoo. Bert’s Bees has a soothing spray for itching too.

Author: Darnell Bonnaffons M.

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They have this with the oatmeal that I use on my Yorkie when he starts biting at his paws. I also use extra rinse..

Author: Marie C.

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Have you tried an oatmeal based shampoo? What about a conditioner? Yorkies have hair, not fur, so basically treat it like you would treat your hair. Use a good shampoo & condioner combo. I used Oster’s oatmeal shampoo and conditioner. Dusty’s hair was always soft and shiny. Also, try using a natural boars hair bristle brush. It helps to pull the natural oils out to keep his/her hair shiny and is more gentle than those dog brushes.

Author: Tammy P.

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I would like to know myself. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Oatmeal but when I take her to the groomer is when she starts itching.

Author: Dianne Lynn P.

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Burt’s Bees for itchy skin for dogs with oatmeal. I get this at Walmart. Very good product. I also apply spray form of Benadryl when my Yorkie gets super itchy! Good Luck!!

Author: Robin M.

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Jax and daisy shampoo and lotion the lotion is amazing

Author: Denise G.

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Highly recommend i use this twice week seen vast improvement my wee yorkie has allergies and skin breaks out ,

Author: Elaine H.

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Espree Aloe and Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner for sensitive skin for dogs helped my Sampson.

Author: Judy H.

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I use puppy oatmeal shampoo and have noticed a complete change in her skin for the bette when I changed to Purino pro sensitive stomach She is better! Vet recommended

Author: Leighanne Stines L.

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I have tried everything I think. Nothing works. You aren’t the only one. The vet told me that this year is very bad for dogs. My dog scratches the blood out of himself & I don’t know what to do. I started to get some of that stuff off the internet, but I read where a lot of people said it didn’t work. I bathed him in Dawn but that dries there skin if used too much. I guess we’ll just have to ride it out. The vet told me to use oatmeal shampoo. Seems to help a little. Good luck

Author: Betty G.

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Use oatmeal bath and then Maine and tail conditioner thats what my sister used on her dog and stop itching

Author: Janice S.

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I used oatmeal shampoo. Tiny bitBut only gave my Yorkie a bath every 2-3 weeks In less she was digging g I the red clay

Author: Michele Raysin P.

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My vet recommended this and it’s worked pretty well

Author: Melissa H.

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I use shampoo from Young Living. All natural shampoo. Smells good to.Won’t burn there eyes either.

Author: Ken G.

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Jax’s and Daisy, very good, antibacterial shampoo and lotion

Author: Margarita S.

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My vet recommended Chi Oatmeal.

Author: Penny M.

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Jax and Daisy. Works for a little bit but she ended up needing a shot from the vet. Every few months we go in. It stops all the itching pretty quickly.

Author: Kelly W.

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