Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoos with Healing Aloe Vera
We have some wonderful recommendations for the best hypoallergenic dog shampoos on the market, as well as some reviews and links to great products. All the ones we have chosen contain Aloe Vera as this is truly one of the most miraculous healing plants on the planet. And, it is, after all what this site is all about! Scroll down if you can’t wait to get straight to them.
But . . . if you also want some great tips on how to prevent allergies in your pup in the first place, keep on reading!
Little white dogs are prone to allergies
Tips on Preventing Allergy in Your Dog
Hypoallergenic dog shampoo can be helpful in soothing and treating your canine’s itchy and sore skin. But don’t rely on it to get rid of allergy altogether. That will largely depend on the cause of your dog’s allergy.
These tips will help you to eliminate the cause, and then our calming and healing Aloe Vera dog shampoos will help to clear up the symptoms.
Rule out other conditions which may be causing skin itching. Have your vet check for parasites such as Demodex mites or fungal infection such as roundworm or other skin diseases. The cause of the itching could be something as simple as dry skin from too much washing with harsh shampoos. (Dogs shouldn’t really be washed as often as we need to do so for the comfort of modern living and less smelly animals in the house! It washes away their natural oils.)
Try and find the cause of the allergy. While sometimes you may never discover what your dog is allergic to, these are some of the more common ones:
Garden plants. There are quite a number of plants which can cause skin allergies in dogs, including poison ivy, wandering jew, day lilies etc. It’s not just the plants they may touch in the garden either. Tree pollen from many different trees can blow around and get caught in their coats and cause irritation. This site has a comprehensive list of plants to avoid.
Fleas. Apart from the obvious scratching caused by fleas, many dogs are also allergic to their bites (flea saliva). To compound the problem fleas are getting resistant to many of the spot on treatments these days, so it can be hard to get rid of them. Make sure you wash dog bedding regularly, vacuum well and choose one of the newer generation flea treatments which you’ll probably have to get from your vet as they are not widely available.
Dog food. Many dogs are allergic to preservatives and other ingredients found in dog foods. Try changing to one which doesn’t have any artificial additives or feed raw bones and vegetables.
Shampoos – yes, your dog might be allergic to chemical ingredients or even plant ingredients in shampoos, so try out some of the hypoallergenic ones we recommend here. Be sure never to use human shampoo on dogs either, as their skins have a different pH to ours.
Our All-time Favourite Hypoallergenic Dog Shampoos with Aloe Vera
Hypo = Low
Allergenic = Likely to cause allergy
Hypoallergenic dog shampoos are so called because they don’t cause allergy, so they aren’t necessarily a treatment, although the ones with Aloe Vera have a wide range of healing properties which will help your dog’s skin to recover.
Don’t let your dog’s skin get too bad before consulting your vet as your poor puppy might need specialist treatment such as cortisone or anti-histamines to get relief before soothing their skin with one of our favourite mild and gentle shampoos.
We love this one because, not only is it 100% natural, it is organic and cruelty free too. It contains jojoba and coconut oils as well as the magic Aloe Vera that we love. Aloe Vera has healing properties which include being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and it promotes skin healing as well as being really moisturising.
This great product will leave your dog’s coat beautifully shiny and smells lovely too. We agree with the thousands of satisfied customers who have given it 5 stars.